Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #5

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Forsaken (The Forsaken, #1)
The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse
Expected publication: July 10th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
A thought-provoking and exciting start to a riveting new dystopian trilogy.

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway

 Origin by Jessica Khoury
Expected publication: September 4th 2012 by Razorbill
Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home—and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.

Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia’s origin—a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.

Origin is a beautifully told, shocking new way to look at an age-old desire: to live forever, no matter the cost. This is a supremely compelling debut novel that blends the awakening romance of Matched with the mystery and jungle conspiracy of Lost.

Touched by Cyn Balog
Expected publication: August 14th 2012 by Delacorte Press
Nick Cross always listens to the voice in his head. Because if he doesn't? Things can go really, really wrong. Like the day he decided to go off script and saved a girl from being run over . . . and let another one drown. Trying to change the future doesn't work.

But this summer at the Jersey Shore, something's about to happen that Nick never could have predicted. He meets a girl named Taryn and finds out about the Book of Touch. Now the path that he thought he was on begins to shift . . . and there's no way to stop things from happening. Or is there?

In a life where there are no surprises, nothing has prepared Nick for what he's about to discover--or the choice he will be forced to make. . . .

All of these books sounds really interesting! I can't wait to read these books! :D


  1. I love the smokey effect of the Touched cover! It does remind me of Harry Potter though, haha. Although, I can't image Voldemort at Jersey Shore :P Haha.

    Great picks!

    My WOW

  2. Great picks! I love the Touched cover. The cover for The Forsaken creeps me out:) Thanks for stopping by my wow.

  3. They sure sound interesting, and the covers are really awesome! I especially liked the last one. Maybe that'll make it onto tbr... Thanks for sharing and stepping by!

  4. I agree - all of these sound really interesting. I'm intrigued most by THE FORSAKEN which has a really awesome cover and definitely the most fascinating summary. Awesome picks!

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    Fictional Distraction

  5. All of these books sound awesome!! Thanks for stopping by My WoW and sharing yours.

  6. So many great books here! I cannot wait for Origin sounds really good <3 Awesome picks!

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  7. Origin is already on my list but I am intrigued by The Forsaken. Better look into that one. :D

    Thanks for visting My WoW

  8. Forsaken looks SO good! Thanks for stopping by our Waiting on Wednesday this week. Happy reading! :)

  9. I am dying for Origin! The Forsaken looks like a really good read too! Thanks for sharing.

    P.S. I love your blog header, super cute :)

  10. I can not wait for, Origin and forsaken they sound so good! Great Pick, Thanks for stopping by my WOW


  11. I can't wait for Origin either!! Touched sounds very interesting as well, the cover is lovely.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  12. Touched is on my wishlist, and Origin looks great too. I'm currently a fan of scifi and dystopian, so adding that one to my TBR list. :) Great picks!

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  13. "Origin" sounds great, I hadn't heard about it, so thanks for sharing! And thanks for stopping by my blog!

  14. The Forsaken sounds like something I'd really love. It sounds like there will definitely be a political aspect to this, which I can't wait for. Touched sounds awesome too. And YAY! More male characters in YA!! :P I don't really know about Origin, but it definitely sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing all of these!

    -Allie, my wow.

  15. All three of these books sound great. Nice picks! Thanks for stopping by!

  16. Oooh! These books do sound interesting. Great choices!

    Thanks for sharing,

  17. So many great picks! They all sound so good and I'm especially looking forward to The Forsaken. I love the cover!

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    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  18. Three amazing choices. These all look really good and the covers are incredibly cool, too. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

    New follower, btw ;)

  19. I'm super excited for Touched too! I got it off of Netgalley and i hope to start it soon!!! Great picks!!!

  20. I'm waiting on Origin, too and I've never heard of Forsaken. What great choices! Thanks for stopping in today :-)

  21. Lots of great picks! I think I'm most looking forward to Origin. I love books about secret experiments! And then she escapes with a cute boy and learns all kinds of secrets. I also love the cover of Touched. Thanks for stopping by!

  22. I can't wait for Origin! It sounds so good! :D

  23. oooooooh Touched sounds so good ^_^ Great WOW.

  24. Very excited for Touched. I've only read one other by Cyn Balog (Sleepless) and really enjoyed it. All great picks!

  25. Origin sounds really good! Great taste :D Never heard of these books, so I'm really glad you shared!