Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday (21)

Waiting on Wednesday is, of course, brought to us by Jill at Breaking the Spine and don't we love her for this lovely meme?

I only have one book this week. I'm feeling tired and lazy... but it's a good one!

Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien - Release date March 30th, 2010

After climate change, on the north shore of Unlake Superior, a dystopian world is divided between those who live inside the wall, and those, like sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone, who live outside. It’s Gaia’s job to “advance” a quota of infants from poverty into the walled Enclave, until the night one agonized mother objects, and Gaia’s parents are arrested.
Badly scarred since childhood, Gaia is a strong, resourceful loner who begins to question her society. As Gaia’s efforts to save her parents take her within the wall, she herself is arrested and imprisoned.

Gaia carries an encoded ribbon from her parents, and its secrets hold vital information about certain advanced children who were "birthmarked" by tattoos. The Protectorat, who safeguards the population within the wall, needs Gaia’s code and its genetic counterpart to offset the hemophilia that plagues the Enclave.
Sgt. Grey, a young, handsome guard of the Enclave, is used by the Protectorat to manipulate Gaia and gain her cooperation with decoding the ribbon. As Sgt. Grey faces his own complicated past and Gaia recognizes the moral ramifications of her actions, they take desperate steps to escape.

Fraught with difficult moral choices and rich with intricate layers of codes, BIRTHMARKED explores a colorful, cruel, eerily familiar world where one girl can make all the difference, and a real hero makes her own moral code.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Okay, that's it!! Two books again next week, promise!
Peace and cookies,


  1. I have never even heard of this book, but now it's definitely on my to-read list!

  2. This books looks lovely! I can't wait to check it out.

  3. That's my pick too, as it happens, so I definitely think it's a great choice. Doesn't it sound awesome?!

  4. Dear Laina,
    Thanks for highlighting my novel. I hope you like it when it comes out next spring.
    All best,
    Caragh O'Brien

  5. Emilee: Cool!! It's neat knowing you introduced a book to someone. :)

    Sadako: Doesn't it sound great?

    Lauren: Totally! And I love the cover, it's absolutely gorgeous.

    Caragh: Thank you so much for your comment! I can't wait to read it!


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