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: Steven Dos Santos
Release Date: March 8th 2013
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Who would you choose?
Lucian “Lucky” Spark has been recruited for training by the totalitarian government known as The Establishment. According to Establishment rules, if a recruit fails any level of the violent training competitions, a family member is brutally killed . . . and the recruit has to choose which one.
As the five recruits form uneasy alliances in the hellish wasteland that is the training ground, an undeniable attraction develops between Lucky and the rebellious Digory Tycho. But the rules of the training ensure that only one will survive—the strongest recruits receive accolades, wealth, and power while the weakest receive death.
With Cole—Lucky’s four-year-old brother—being held as “incentive,” Lucky must marshal all his skills and use his wits to keep himself alive, no matter what the cost.
Well it's not Wednesday, but I felt like posting a WoW, so... LET'S PRETEND IT'S WEDNESDAY. END OF THE WEEK IS NEARLY HERE, WOOHOO!
*shudder* Not only are you forced to enter into a violent training competition where the weakest face death at the end (I'm getting a Hunger Games vibe! In a good way), but if you fail any of the competitions... you have to choose a family member to die? Can you really find a more sick and twisted government than that? I'm raging already!! I can only imagine what effect reading the book will have on me.
I'm seriously in the mood for an intense, edge-of-your-seat book like The Culling, except it's not out until March 2013. This makes Brodie grumpy and forces her to glare at her bookshelf for ten minutes for not having a suitable alternative on standby to read.
And bonus points: male/male potential romance! We need to see more of this in YA.