Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating.
In this near-future dystopia with echoes of “The Giver” and “Among the Hidden,” Tania Unsworth has created an unsettling page-turner fast-paced, smooth, filled with dread that s wholly satisfying and startlingly original.
Devin doesn t remember life before the world got hot; he has grown up farming the scorched earth with his grandfather in their remote valley. When his grandfather dies, Devin heads for the city. Once there, among the stark glass buildings, he finds scores of children, just like him, living alone on the streets. They tell him rumors of a place for abandoned children, with unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family. But only the luckiest get there.
An act of kindness earns Devin an invitation to the home, but it s soon clear that it s no paradise. As Devin investigates the intimidating administrator and the zombie-like sickness that afflicts some children, he discovers the home s horrific true mission. The only real hope is escape, but the place is as secure as a fortress.
Fans of dystopian fiction and spine-chilling adventure will devour “The One Safe Place”; its haunting themes will resonate long after readers have turned the final page.
For a YA book, The One Safe Place sounds really sinister. Can’t wait to find out more about it!
Due to be released by Algonquin Books in April 2014 (US) and Orion in January 2015 (UK).
What are you looking forward to this week? Please share your WoW in the comments!
Letterbox Love is a meme hosted by Lynsey of Narratively Speaking whereby book lovers can exhibit the books they received this week.
This week I received some awesome books for review! And I squeezed in a library visit too.
Received for Review:
Stray by Monica Hesse
Tribute by Ellen Renner
Blindsided by Natalie Whipple
Leopold Blue by Rosie Rowell
Finding Jennifer Jones by Anne Cassidy
Thanks to Hot Key Books for sending this amazing selection! 2014 is gonna have some awesome books.
Twinmaker by Sean Williams
Thanks to Electric Monkey for sending over this stunning finished copy.
Take Two by Meg Cabot
Angelfall by Susan Ee
What did you receive this week? Have you read any of my books and do you think it should be at the top or the bottom of my to read pile? I’d love to hear from you!
I am really excited to share with you my introduction video to Bookish Brits, where I talk about some of my favourite things. Bookish Brits is a vlogging collaboration between ten UK bloggers. We will be posting videos on YouTube five days a week, as well as extra content on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. Please follow on any of these platforms to get access to my future videos as well as vlogs from all the other Bookish Brits.