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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WoW Pick!

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


I haven't done one of these in a long time!! But Razorland by Ann Aguirre has captured my attention. Love the description:


RazorlandWELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE In Deuce's world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed 'brat' has trained into one of three groups-Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.
As a Huntress, her purpose is clear--to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She's worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing's going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce's troubles are just beginning.
Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn't like following orders. At first she thinks he's crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don't always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she's never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.
As Deuce's perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy... but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she's ever known. From Amazon.com
 
How cool does that sound?? & I love Ann Aguirre's Jax series so I can't wait to read her first book in the YA genre!

Releases January 4, 2011
BTW - the next Jax book - "Killbox" releases August 31, 2010 Killbox (Jax, Book 4)!
Author's website: http://www.annaguirre.com/

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5 comments:

  1. Sounds like an intersting read.

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  2. What an interesting description...great cover, too.

    Here's mine:

    http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/waiting-on-wednesday-20/

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  3. I'm really excited for this one! I love the Jax series even though Sci-Fi isn't really my thing, but something about March and Jax is fundamentally appealing. Can't wait to see how she does with YA!

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  4. I love Jax & March too - I'm usually into sci-fi too much either but I like that series.

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