April 12, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (89)

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

Legend By Marie Lu


The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America's two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history....

Born into the slums of Los Angeles, fifteen-year old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. A mysterious boy with no recorded image or fingerprints. A boy who should no longer exist. A boy who watches over his family until one evening, when the plague patrols mark his family's door with an X--the sign of plague infection. A death sentence for any family too poor to afford the antidote. Desperate, Day has no choice; he must steal it.

Born to an elite family in Los Angeles' wealthy Ruby sector, fifteen-year old June is the Republic's most promising prodigy. A superintelligent girl destined for great things in the country's highest military circles. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country--until the day her brother Metias is murdered while on patrol during a break-in at the plague hospital.

Only one person could be responsible.

Day.

And now it's June's mission to hunt him down.

The truth they'll uncover will become legend.

So about a month ago I read this awesome piece of literature that made all my dystopian attempts worthwhile because I finally found a book to obsess about on HG levels. Now I know it's possible, Veronica Roth has done it with Divergent! So I'm stalking all upcoming dystopias on the lookout for another Divergently amazing one. It *might* be this one, yes? Plus, it comes out on my birthday so I'll take that as a sign. :P

Note: both books have already sold their movie rights!


Release Date: November 29, 2011


16 comments:

  1. Oh, interesting! I never would have picked this one up because of the military looking cover, but it sounds good!

    Jennifer of Little Shelf

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  2. Oh sound exciting and uniquely dystopian. Great pick!

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  3. I'm so excited for this book! November can't come fast enough. Lucky I was able to grab an early copy of this book, I can't absolutely wait for this to come out! Awesome WoW pick! :)

    Here are my Waiting on Wednesday picks

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  4. Really excited for this one---I've been stalking the author's site for months! The story sounds amazing, I really wish they had done something more with the cover, though! The author has done some really cool sketches of her characters on her website---its a pity they didn't think to use them somehow for the cover! :D

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  5. ooooh, I hadn't heard of this one and it sounds really really good. I'll be adding it to my list! =D

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  6. I haven't read Divergent yet, but I've heard SUCH good things about it, and this one sounds awesome, too!

    I'm your newest follower, and I look forward to reading more of your posts! =)

    Here's my WoW post

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  7. Never heard of this one, but it looks really good. I really have to check it out when it comes out!

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  8. This sounds like a great Dystopian novel! Great summary! Thanks for the heads up!

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  9. OOoo I love Dystopian novels, and I hadn't heard of this one. I'll definitely be checking it out! Here is my Wow pick for this week. Make sure to check out my giveaway of The Restorer while you are there :)

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  10. i am on a huge dystopian kick I can't get enough of it!!!!! So glad I stopped by because I am adding this one to my list! Great Pick!

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  11. I've been on a dystopian kick too lately!! haha, and crazily-enough, Divergent made my WoW list today!!

    If you're looking for another dystopian novel (aside from the popular Hunger Games books), I'd recommend Wither by Lauren DeStefano. I'm loving it a lot so far. Plus, I'm giving it away on my blog, if you're interested!! :)

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  12. Yeah I can totally tell your obsession with dystopian, haha :P This one sounds amazingly good. And I'm glad you loved Divergent! I've been waiting for that for a long time!

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  13. This sounds fantastic!! I can't wait!

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  14. Ooh, another book to pre-order! You WoW posts are kicking my ass ;)

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  15. I've seen this around lately.... looks like a great dystopian... Stalking all dystopians coming out is a great idea.
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

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