Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (40)

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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:

The Culling

Steven dos Santos
Release date: March 8th, 2013
by Flux

16 year-old Lucian Spark is the sole caretaker of his young brother, Cole, in a bleak and dangerous world that has arisen from the ashes of a devastating global apocalypse. Betrayed and drafted into the ruthless Establishment’s sadistic military boot camp, Lucian is plunged into the ultimate horror known as The Culling. Now, torn away from Cole, perhaps forever, Lucian must compete in a series of deadly challenges designed to purge the recruits of their humanity and transform them into amoral, cold-blooded killers by forcing them to make the most agonizing, emotionally devastating choices imaginable.

During this terrifying ordeal, Lucian finds himself growing closer to Digory Tycho, a mysterious and rebellious young man who challenges him in ways he couldn’t have dreamed of, and awakens in him the courageous fires of rebellion.

But in a world where loving someone can be used as the ultimate weapon, how can anyone stand a chance?

Ok ok, let’s all look past this… glowing… green cover and just focus on the synopsis now, shall we? Freaking awesome, right? Well anyways, I think so. Me – the ultimate post apocalyptic freak. 😀

What are you waiting on this week?
Link me up! 🙂

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54 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (40)”

  1. Aylee

    I’m a huge post-apocalyptic fan too so this sounds right up my alley! And a male narrator too! Awesome find – adding it to Goodreads now.

  2. Neyra

    This book sounds awesome Giselle 😀
    I do agree that the dystopia worlds are alluring, and I’m definitely on board! Too bad it’s until March 2013 D:

    My Wow

  3. Jasprit

    Seriously Giselle where do you find these awesome books from? The synopsis sounds amazing! and the cover is incredible! Darn March 2013!!

  4. Emily

    Ooh wow this cover looks really good, and the book looks kick-butt. I’ve never heard of this one so definitely adding to T R. I can always count on you to have a fabulous pick Giselle <3

    My WoW

  5. Katie @ BlookGirl

    Eep! That cover is… wow. Yeah, I would NOT have picked up the book based on the cover, but the synopsis sounds REALLY exciting – a’la Hunger Games! I will definitely be on the look-out for this one.

    Great pick, muffin! 🙂

  6. Christina

    This is on my list already. Heck yeah, dystopias/post-apocalyptic! I am so ready!

    This is a ‘boy’ cover. They apparently like things to look radioactive.

  7. Nicola

    When I saw the cover I thought ”no way is this my kind of book” but the description has me really interested now!! Thanks for sharing! 😀

  8. Giselle

    @stevendossantos: No way! We were wondering if it was gonna glow in the dark!! 😀 Thanks for dropping by! I can’t wait to get my hands on it! 🙂

  9. Heather

    Yeah the glowing green kind of throws me off a bit (what was Flux thinking?!) but I must admit, the synopsis does sound awesome!

  10. Sam

    The cover is pretty cool! Even though this is the sort of thing I usually like to read… I’m just not that intrigued by it for some reason?? I bet I’ll regret that though when everyone is reading this and telling me how amazing it is. 😀

  11. Karen

    That sounds so good! Your WoW is must-read for me, you always come up with books I don’t see anywhere else.

    Something about the cover makes me think of the Escape from Furnace series.

  12. Eileen

    I honestly have no idea what to say to that cover. Well, its very green, and green, and…green. 😛 But the synopsis does look really interesting for a post-apocalyptic. 🙂

  13. Lexie

    YES! 😀 The cover is . . . not particularly attractive, it’s true, but the synopsis sounds fucking AWESOME. I think it could be super dramatic and creepy. I love it.