Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the
Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.
So, making sure to do this meme because the two books I got read this weekend I have to wait to post their reviews because of their publishing dates. So, wanted to do SOME blogging this week and keep my followers here.
I’m eagerly awaiting a book that I really, really enjoyed. The book Unwind by Neal Shusterman was a really interesting look at genetic engineering as well as the hot topic of abortion causing civil war in the United States. The resolution according to this dystopian world was that parents could decide at a certain point that they no longer wanted their children and have them “unwound” which basically meant killed and used for their body parts. But of course our main characters did their revolting and fighting back, and we were left hanging in a way at the end of the first book. Here is the blurb from Goodreads.com:
In a society where unwanted and troublesome teens are salvaged for their body parts, Connor, Risa and Lev continue to fight against the system that would ‘unwind’ them. Thanks to their high-profile revolt at the Happy Jack Harvest Camp, people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of so-called troublesome teens might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question and a new law passed. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests, not to mention the illegal ‘Parts Pirates’, that want to see it not only continue, but expand.
Connor, Risa and Lev each struggle to rescue as many AWOL teens as possible and offer them sanctuary. But life at the Graveyard is hard, rivalries bubble under the surface and the cracks are beginning to show.
And then there is Cam, a teen who does not exist. Made entirely out of parts from one hundred other ‘unwinds’, Cam is a 21st century Frankenstein, a rewound, struggling to find a true identity and meaning, and a place in society. But when a sadistic bounty hunter who takes “trophies” from all the ‘unwinds’ he captures starts to pursue Connor, Lev and Risa, Cam finds his own fate inextricably bound with theirs…
Sounded like a really good book. Unfortunately there is no picture for a cover yet. The first book is one I’ve been hand selling at the bookstore where I work constantly. It’s such a good story. When I heard there would be a sequel, I was very excited. And now to have a possible publishing date, this coming August, I couldn’t be more excited!
So, what books are you waiting on this Wednesday?