Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (81)

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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 100
Kass Morgan
Genre: YA Dystopian
Publication date: September 3rd 2013
by Little, Brown Young Readers

In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth’s toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland… before it’s too late.

Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet they’ve only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. But they’re haunted by their past and uncertain about the future. To survive, they must learn to trust – and even love – again.

I know I know, it’s a dystopian novel and I’ve been bitching the genre out. But hear me out–that synopsis makes it actually sound way cool! No one’s been on earth for ages! That could be really cool especially if the setting/imagery is well created. Let me dream, lovelies! Let me dream!
What are you waiting on?
Link me up! πŸ™‚

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47 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (81)”

  1. Bonnie R

    This definitely does sound intriguing! Reminds me a little bit of the Crewel world and Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking series (as far as the Earth being inhabitable) but the concept of sending juvenile delinquents adds a different spin on it. Great pick! πŸ™‚

  2. Emily Anne

    Oh, I do hope this will be done good! That synopsis had me drooling… please let The 100 be a epic, 5 star dystopian. (The genre could use something different and not cliche for once) Please Kass Morgan!

    Emily @ Counting in Bookcases
    My WOW

  3. Jennifer Messerschmidt

    Love dystopian! I have read some great ones lately. i especially love things revolving around the destruction of the planet. Living in spaceships until they can inhabit it again! Very interesting! Adding it for sure.
    My WOW

  4. Jen (A Reading Daydreamer)

    Giselle, I love that you always feature books that I’ve never heard of on your WoWs! Seriously, this one sounds amazing and even though the past couple of dystopians have not been working out, this one feels more like a sci-fi to me. I love the cover, too! Thanks so much for sharing, darling!

  5. The Teen Book Guru

    SPACESHIPS!!! NICE!!! <3 Hehe just ignore my spazzing… This is such a great pick, Giselle! I know what you mean, what started out as one of my absolute favorite genres is now one that I approach with caution and dread. It's just been done so many times, ya know? But this seems really cool and kind of like Terranova (this geeky TV show that I totally didn't watch…). I added it to my goodreads! Thanks for sharing, Giselle <3 x

  6. Megan K.

    You always choose the most interesting sounding books! And I’ve always been fascinated with space and post-apocalyptic books. This is going on my TBR shelf for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Caro [The Book Rogue]

    Hrhr, I’m not so much for Dystopia at the moment either, but since this sounds like it’s only part of the frame plot, I think this oculd be good. I haope your dream gets ture and you won’t be disappointed. =) My WoW

  8. Amy

    Dude!! That sounds awesome!! Okay, and I know I am also totally having dystopian burnout, but I still hope the next one I read will be mind blowing. I can’t make myself get away from them and this one sounds way too cool to not want to read.

  9. Siiri

    Haha. I think that exact same thought about almost every dystopian book I discover – wow, it sounds so cool! Then I have to eat my words.. -.- I hope this will be better though! πŸ™‚

  10. Tammy Sparks

    I’ve just added this on Goodreads! For some reason I’m getting a Battlestar Galactica vibe from it, which is a good thing. Great choice! Here’s my WOW.

  11. Martina Koleva

    I love the sound of this one. I haven’t seen it before but I’m adding it on my to-read list now. I love dystopian so I can’t wait. Great pick and thanks for sharing. I really love the sound of it.
    Come check out my WOW post.

  12. Lauren Elizabeth

    Ooh this sounds kind of like Battlestar Galactica minus the cylons. I’m kind of sick of dystopians too, but this sounds different, more sci-fi. I definitely want to check this one out! Great choice πŸ™‚

  13. Jenn Renee

    this one does sound amazing though. Dysptopians seem to be saturating the market right now but there are bound to be some good ones out there. thanks for sharing. adding to my TBR.

  14. Mary @ BookSwarm

    I flashed to Wall-E for a second there (all those fat people on a space ship!) but I like the idea of sending those delinquents (GET OFF MY LAWN! *shakes fist) on a deadly mission. That’s one way to get rid of them…

  15. Eileen

    OOOH dystopians have been kind of fizzling out for a long time now but now I’m super excited for this one because we finally have a super original idea! And this kind of seems a little like a post-apocalyptic but not really. It just seems like a fantastic blend of different genres and I seriously love the cover! And it reminds me of that movie Wall-E which I seriously loved πŸ™‚

    Fantastic pick, Giselle!

  16. Book Swoon

    Hi Giselle. I love the fact that the teens have to reclaim the Earth after it’s been abandoned, and battle the elements ect. Hope it’s great!

  17. Melanie

    I’m adding this pretty to the TBR pile, while I’ve become more distant with dystopians lately, it seems to hold an original premise that could EXTREMELY well! And also, it’s rather short-288 pages. >.<

    Awesome pick, hon! <3

  18. Micheline D

    Oh my – a dystopian with a sci-fi sort of feel sounds pretty sweet to me. Admitedely, I’m not as burned out on dystopians as you are but I find that now I’m only attracted to the really different sounding ones! Thanks for spotlighting this one, I’m off to add it to my TBR list!