Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by “Breaking the Spine” where bloggers can inform all their anticipated readers about upcoming books they’re excited about!
OH BOY! *insert bookaholic squeal* This weeks “Waiting on Wednesday” I cannot contain my excitement for! This past week on Thursday January 17, 2013 Penguin Canada hosted a blogger event; because I am employed by them as their social media liaison for RazOrbill Canada (and their community blog) I got to help set up and listen to all the publicists and marketing guru’s discuss their most anticipated books coming out this year. THIS book is in my TOP 5 – like nothing can compare to how excited I am for this one! (and others lol)
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Expected Publication: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (Penguin)
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother–or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
Ok, where to begin! Well the synopsis because that is basically where my obsession with this book is going to start and end. What a thriller! The questions jumbling around in my head cannot contain themselves, “who are Them?”; “Waves of what exactly?”; “Why is Cassie a survivor?”; “Who is Evan? Can we trust him?” – SO many questions and just from a little synopsis. As I said above the hype about this book in-office at Penguin Canada headquarters is outrageous, it is contagious actually and I cannot wait for all of you to catch the 5th Wave fever! The dystopian/survivor/post-apocalyptic theme’s are undeniable within this book and fans of such dystopians as “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins & “Divergent” by Veronica Roth will definitely be interested in this rising dystopian. Also because I cannot resist NOT talking about book covers, the cover. Simple but ominous, we can’t tell who the character is on the front, is that Cassie? one of Them? The cover is probably one of my favourites thus far for books that don’t involve a scantly clad buff boy, or whimsical innocent model – its a bit unnerving to be honest, and fits 110% into the entire premises of the book!
So Bookaholics, will you be adding this dynamic dystopian to your TBR pile?