May 5, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (42)

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

The Blending Time by Michael Kinch

Congratulations on turning age seventeen. You are now ready for placement by the Council government.

For kids in the year 2054, turning seventeen means they’re ripe for Global Alliance work assignments that range from backbreaking drudgery to deadly canal labor. Trying to survive in a desiccated world that’s been ravaged by plagues, AIDS III, and environmental disasters, three “s’teeners” from very different backgrounds think they’ve gotten lucky. Jaym, Reya, and D’Shay are chosen to be among thousands of blenders whose task is to help repopulate Africa after a solar
flare left its people sterile.
But the continent itself—roiling with civil war and mercenaries intent on crushing the blending program at any cost—poses the gravest danger of all. Separated, the three friends struggle to escape horrific situations, somehow reunite, and reach a camp in the mountains that promises salvation from the harsh and threatening world.

Release Date: October 1, 2010


  1. One I have not seen before - awesome, this sounds really intresting, thanks for bringing it to my attention off to add it to my list of wants! :)

  2. Great find! Just added to my wishlist.

  3. This sounds like a great book, even if the cover sort of turns me off.

    Mine's here!

  4. Hmm...cover art scores no points with me, and the story reminds me a bit of THE CITY OF EMBER...grant it it's not entirely the same, but the whole "let's-decide-your-fate" bit by placing them is very familiar....
    Thanks for sharing!


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