Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (38)

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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:


Elsie Chapman
Release date: February 26th, 2013
by Random House

Would you live through the ultimate test of survival?

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.

Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.

Killing yourself takes on a whole new meaning, huh?
I actually found this one last week while checking out some WoW posts so I’m sure a lot of you have seen it, and doesn’t it Just. Sound. Epic!? This one is 100% up my alley and so far my most anticipated debut of 2013 (2013!!! *sobs*) so I just had to feature it today. I also just met Elsie on Twitter and 1) she’s Canadian! Booya!! And 2) she seems totally awesome. Plus, this cover is badass! Conclusion: WAAAAANNNNNT!

What book are you excited for this week?
Link me up! 🙂

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65 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (38)”

  1. Elsie Chapman

    Giselle, my fellow Canadienne! Thank you SO much for picking DUALED as your WoW this week. I’m always floored when I hear about readers getting excited for it! So glad you you love the cover, too!

  2. Tara

    i saw this one as someone else WOW last week and am totally interested. one problem, the pub date is soooooooooooooo far away!!! and yes it sounds epic!!! hahaha love your post!! totally fantastic pick!!
    Tara’s WoW

  3. Nick

    I saw the cover for this one last week and I was hooked when I read the synopsis. It sounds very kick-ass and I can’t wait to read it 😀
    Great pick ! 🙂

  4. Kim

    Oh wow! This is my first time seeing this but I’m thinking that authors writing dystopia’s are getting so freaking creative these days! It sounds so unique and amazing and ahhh, now I seriously can’t wait to read this! Thanks so much for sharing and fantastic pick! 🙂

    Kim @ The Paper Planes

  5. Ellen Faith

    I hate finding amazingly awesome books with amazing covers and fantastic blurbs only to found out it isn’t released until un-amazing 2013 (it’s too far away)!

    I always find my WOW’s from other WOw’s, haha! Awesome pick this week, Giselle! 🙂

    My WOW

  6. kay - Infinite Shelf

    I absolutely agree, this sounds amazing! I was surprised we haven’t heard more buzz about it yet, but since the publishing date is still a long time from now, I’m sure it will come.
    Interestingly it was almost my WoW this week but I try to feature only a few books each week, and with the reveal of Laini Taylor’s new book cover, I decided to feature it next week.

  7. Jasprit

    Awesome find Giselle! Like you said this sounds amazing! I also absolutely love the cover! It’s such a shame that we have to wait so long for it! 🙁

  8. Sam

    I hate that we have to wait until 2013 for this… but it sounds kick-ass! I am dying to get my hands on this. Amazing choice, Giselle! 🙂

  9. The Teen Book Guru

    A whole year?! I don’t think I can wait that long for this totally awesome sounding book!! You had me at ‘killing yourself takes on a whole new meaning’. And YES Elsie seems really sweet!!!! Definitely going to pick this up when it comes out.

    My WoW


  10. Danny

    Kick Ass!! This is how it sounds and I can’t wait for it!!

    Funny sidenote, when hunting down the cover for my WOW pick today I found the designer and he also designed this cover from Dualed! This guy is seriously talented!

  11. Nicola

    I’ve been dying for this one since I first saw it! The premise is just fantastic. NEEEED! What an awfully long wait we have. 🙁

    Great pick!

  12. Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    I think it was just the other day that I noticed this for the first time, and I instantly started squealing. Whaaaat? Gimmegimmegimme. It sounds so exciting!
    On a side note, I’m reading Dark Eyes and loving it!

  13. Shooting Stars Mag

    Oh wow, this sounds amazing! I actually hadn’t seen this one around yet, so thanks for sharing. I can’t even imagine having to kill a version of yourself. Sheesh! I’m curious about the family that raises the twin Alt though…that must really SUCK for them, huh?


  14. bookworm105

    This sounds awesome! I love the sound of genetic Alternate but it would be realy difficult killing yourself. Definitely adding this to my TBR pile!

    Great pick! =D

  15. ShreShre

    EEEP!!! I’m probably going to get this one! I can just tell this girl will be kick-butt! 😉 Who can’t? LOL. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

    My WoW


  16. Rebecca

    Wow. This is really cool. It reminds me of the storyline in Sabrina the Teenage Witch where every Spellman had a twin and they had to determine which one was good and which one was bad. The bad one was banished from the mortal realm.