Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine where you can spotlight a book you're giddy with excitement to read so other people can be giddy with excitement too :)
Author: Andrew Fukuda
Release Date: May 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Seventeen-year-old Gene struggles to survive in a society where humans have been eaten to near extinction by the general population. When Gene is chosen to participate in the government-sponsored hunt for the remaining humans, he must learn the art of the hunt but also elude his fellow hunters whose suspicions about his true human nature are growing.
Author: Galaxy Craze
Release Date: May 8th 2012
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In the year 2090, after the third world war has left the most developed of nations in ruin, England is a barren land. The last trees live in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace, food is rationed, oil has destroyed the oceans, poverty is at an all-time low and discontent is rising to a fever pitch. Hatred of the royals is strong and revolution lurks just around the corner.
The first strike came when Princess Eliza Windsor was just a little girl and her mother, the queen, fell victim to poison in the hands of a sneering young revolutionary, Cornelius Hollister. After many years of living in fear, Eliza is sixteen when Hollister strikes again, destroying her family even further, killing her father and kidnapping her older sister and younger brother, and forcing her to flee into London's dangerous streets.
With a mind for revenge and the safe recovery of her siblings - including her older sister, Mary, England's future queen - Eliza joins the rebel forces in disguise. Masquerading as a loyal member of the Tudor army, Eliza has her first taste of independence and it is here that she finds love... with the son of the man who would see her dead.
The Hunt: CREEPTASTIC!! Please tell me why the synopsis gives me a thrill. Okay, no, the idea of eating humans does not excite me (hello, vegan here!) but it sounds like such a scary world to live in. And will no doubt make for a thrilling, intense, terrifying novel. I know a lot of people compare dystopian novels to the likes of The Hunger Games - but it sort of does remind you of it, doesn't it? Not the eating part, but the hunt against humans sponsored by none other than the government. I am going to LOVE this!
The Last Princess: Another dystopian! Must be the theme of the day. Very excited for this one also. I love the whole starcrossed lovers, girl/boy on opposite sides, forbidden temptation, all that deliciously exciting stuff. It sounds like it will be a dangerous ride for poor Eliza, pretending to be part of the enemy ranks, but hopefully an edge-of-your-seat journey for the reader!
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?