Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (30)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. 
My pick this week:

When We Wake

Karen Healey
Release date: March, 2013
by Little Brown Books

My name is Tegan Oglietti, and on the last day of my first lifetime, I was so, so happy.

Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027 – she’s happiest when playing the guitar, she’s falling in love for the first time, and she’s joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice.

But on what should have been the best day of Tegan’s life, she dies – and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.

Tegan is the first government guinea pig to be cryonically frozen and successfully revived, which makes her an instant celebrity – even though all she wants to do is try to rebuild some semblance of a normal life. But the future isn’t all she hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must make a choice: Does she keep her head down and survive, or fight for a better future?

RIIIIGHT? First, the cover – I love! Imagine the possibilities for the hardcopy, it could definitely stand out. And second, this synopsis blows my mind! Imagine waking up in 100 years and having to take it all in – or imagine someone from 100 years ago waking up today! O_O Things change so much! This could really be great. Very excited to get my hands on this! And then… and then I looked at the release date… and then I cried.

What do you think, guys? What’s your pick this week?
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73 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (30)”

  1. Meg

    OH. MY. GOSH.

    My eyes literally widened when I finished reading the blurb. AND THE COVER. I’ve never heard of it, but DEFINITELY adding it to my TBR list on Goodreads. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW

  2. Patricia

    I just saw the months and thought.. hey, that should already be out. Then I saw the year and died a little on the inside. The blurb sounds really promising, but your thoughts on it convinced me to add it to my shelves, too!

    Great pick!

    Patricia // My WOW

  3. Jennifer Messerschmidt

    WOW Sounds awesome! First girl to be frozen and wake up in the future! I always wanted to do that lol It would be so interesting to see the future but I’m sure it will be all trouble for her. Sounds a little bit like The Long Long Sleep as well that I have been dying to read! You kill my TBR list! Great pick as usual!
    My WOW

  4. Elodie

    This one sounds absolutely amazing :) !! I love the cover too Giselle !! I’m adding this one to my wishlist .. Too bad the release date is so far away but I really can’t wait for this one !!

  5. Ashley R

    Ho.Ly.CRAP. How have I never heard of this before?? It sounds SO GOOD! I am loving this future novel going farther into the future, that’s got to lead to some really great world building. And I need to know what these appalling secrets are!

    (Plus yes, that cover is amazing!)

    Great pick, thanks for sharing – definitely on my TBR list now. I can’t believe we have to wait until 2013!
    My WoW | Giveaway

  6. Renae McKenzie

    Yes, this does sound A-MAZ-ING! I got so distracted by the cover that I didn’t look at the date until I read you comment at the bottom of the post – then I died a little inside. March? Next year?! Gah, too long!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Wanna check out my WoW?

  7. Sam

    WHEN did this book get a cover?! I miss everything LOL. This book has been on my list for a while now and I seriously cannot wait to read it. It sounds amazing. Great choice! :D

  8. Kristin

    Great WoW!! What a killer that it’s release is so far away!!! You are so right about the cover!! I hope it is totally petable :)

    And awwww, first love and she misses it!!! How heartbreaking! I hope she decides to fight!!

    My WoW -Kristin @myparahangover

  9. Aylee

    … Why must you post about books that aren’t coming out for another year?! The wait is torturous. But yeah, amazing cover and premise. Adding it :)

  10. Amy

    You always have the best picks!! You are bad for my TBR pile lol!! I love you though!! This really does sound awesome and the cover is amazing!!

  11. Katie @ BlookGirl

    Great pick, as always! I really love this one and now I am itching to read it. What the heck is up with the 2013 publishing date?! Are they TRYING to make us die of want?! ;-)

    I would be SO mad if I were kidnapped on the best day of my life and then woke up 100 years from now. They’d have a very pissed off Katie on their hands. LOL.

    My WoW is pretty freakin’ awesome, too: http://blookgirl.com/features/waiting-on-wednesday/132-skylark-by-meagan-spooner

  12. Dashley

    Never heard so thanks for sharing your find, Giselle. Everything sounds great about it except for the release date,Haha :)

    And the cover is gorgeous, it most definitely will bring people in.

  13. Lexie

    HOLY CRAP. O_O Okay, I’m not going to lie; the second I finished reading that summary, I jumped over to Goodreads and added it to my TBR pile immediately. That sounds FANTASTIC. I now have a serious case of book lust.

    My WoW

  14. Books And Beyond

    This looks AWEEESUUUUUM. And I HAVE to wait how long for it?! Ugh. I wish I had super powers that let me walk invisible and I would grab an arc and read it! I’ll put it back when I’m done :)
    lolz..
    Wait! 2013?! Oh no..This is NOOT right.
    Giselle, I don’t like you anymore :(
    Joking :) I wish it were being released sooner.
    I cant shoot the messenger.
    *sorry*
    My W.O.W
    If you wanna check out my WOW :D

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