Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Shatter Me & The Taker

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, where we talk about books we are anxious to read.

My picks this week:

Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi

Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old-girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now. Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.

Unfortunately, there is'nt a cover for this book yet.

I am also looking forward to this book:

Alma Katsu: The Taker

Described as an "epic supernatural romance," The TAKER combines historical fiction with a supernatural element for a dark romantic story that's "astonishing... heartbreaking and magical."
In the novel, set in the 19th century, a girl from northern Maine falls for and gets impregnated by a wealthy local out of her social league. When she flees to Boston to have the baby, she gets swept up by a group of immortal beings, and a tricky love triangle develops after the leader of the undying crew falls for her and gives her everlasting life



Natalie said...

Shatter Me totally reminds me of Rogue from X-men! Looks like it could be good :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

These books look tempting...thanks for sharing.


Alma said...

Hi Norwegian Book Girl! I see you're coming to Book Blogger Con -- so am I! And I'm signing ARCs of the Taker at BEA on 24 May at 11:00 in the autographing area. Please come by and say hi! It's fabulous that you're coming all the way from Norway for BEA/BBC.

The Norwegian BookGirl said...

@Natalie: I didn't think about that, but you are absolute right. It sounds like a fab dystopian novel.

@Creations...: Thank you for commenting :)

@Alma: Thank you so much for your comment! I will be attending your signing, and I am looking forward to it :) This is one of the books I am most excited for at BEA.

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