Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (16)


Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine lets bloggers show off what they are most excited for. My pick this week is:

Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release Date: June 7, 2012

Once you've seen into the future, can you change your destiny?

In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell.

Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana’s condition, wants to be with her. The authorities grant Ana a tentative reprieve. If she is joined to Jasper before her 18th birthday, she may stay in the Community until her illness manifests. But if Jasper changes his mind, she will be cast out among the Crazies. As Ana’s joining ceremony and her birthday loom closer, she dares to hope she will be saved from the horror of the City and live a ‘normal’ life. But then Jasper disappears.

Led to believe Jasper has been taken by a strange sect the authorities will not intefere with, Ana sneaks out of her well-guarded Community to find him herself. Her search takes her through the underbelly of society and into the pits of the human soul. And as she delves deeper into the mystery of Jasper's abduction she uncovers some devastating truths that destroy everything she has grown up to believe, but she also learns to love as she has never loved before.

What are you waiting on today?

4 comments:

Book Flame said...

Great Pick! I've had my eye on this one since the beginning of this year.

Jessi said...

Wow, this one sounds so interesting! Books that delve into mental illness always fascinate me, so it will be interesting to see how this novel tackles the subject as the context is obviously different than most. Great pick! :)

Bailey said...

Great pick! I've thought about reading this one. It's story sounds so interesting.

Shawn Lane said...

Looks like my kind of book!!

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