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 The Wicked We Have Done by Sarah Harian

wickedExpected Publication: March 18, 2014

Publisher: Penguin/InterMix Books

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Evalyn Ibarra never expected to be an accused killer and experimental prison test subject. A year ago, she was a normal college student. Now she’s been sentenced to a month in the compass room—an advanced prison obstacle course designed by the government to execute justice. 

If she survives, the world will know she’s innocent. 

Locked up with nine notorious and potentially psychotic criminals, Evalyn must fight the prison and dismantle her past to stay alive. But the system prized for accuracy appears to be killing at random.

She doesn’t plan on making friends. 

She doesn’t plan on falling in love, either.

Despite the fact that this does seem to be a little reminiscent of a Hunger Games style plot, I think I could really enjoy the darkness of this story line. I am intrigued to see how exactly this system doles out justice, so come March 18 I will definitely be on the look out for this book.

Does this sound like a book you can’t wait to read? What other books have been on your radar?

 

 


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Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

 

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Expected Publication: October 14, 2014

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

WOULD YOU TRY TO CHANGE THE WORLD
IF YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD NO FUTURE? 

Graduating from high school is a time of limitless possibilities—but not for Glory, who has no plan for what’s next. Her mother committed suicide when Glory was only four years old, and she’s never stopped wondering if she will eventually go the same way…until a transformative night when she begins to experience an astonishing new power to see a person’s infinite past and future. From ancient ancestors to many generations forward, Glory is bombarded with visions—and what she sees ahead of her is terrifying. 

A tyrannical new leader raises an army. Women’s rights disappear. A violent second civil war breaks out. And young girls vanish daily, sold off or interned in camps. Glory makes it her mission to record everything she sees, hoping her notes will somehow make a difference. She may not see a future for herself, but she’ll do everything in her power to make sure this one doesn’t come to pass. 

In this masterpiece about freedom, feminism, and destiny, Printz Honor author A.S. King tells the epic story of a girl coping with devastating loss at long last—a girl who has no idea that the future needs her, and that the present needs her even more.

A.S. King’s books can be a hit-or-miss for me, but History of the Future sounds like such a me book. First off, that title sounds incredibly promising. Add in the fact that this book has themes of feminism and I am sold. 


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The Unbound by Victoria Schwab


theunbound Expected Publication: January 28, 2014

 Publisher: Hyperion

 Synopsis from Goodreads: 

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books. Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. 

Last summer, Mackenzie Bishop, a Keeper tasked with stopping violent Histories from escaping the Archive, almost lost her life to one. Now, as she starts her junior year at Hyde School, she’s struggling to get her life back. But moving on isn’t easy — not when her dreams are haunted by what happened. She knows the past is past, knows it cannot hurt her, but it feels so real, and when her nightmares begin to creep into her waking hours, she starts to wonder if she’s really safe. 

Meanwhile, people are vanishing without a trace, and the only thing they seem to have in common is Mackenzie. She’s sure the Archive knows more than they are letting on, but before she can prove it, she becomes the prime suspect. And unless Mac can track down the real culprit, she’ll lose everything, not only her role as Keeper, but her memories, and even her life. Can Mackenzie untangle the mystery before she herself unravels? 

With stunning prose and a captivating mixture of action, romance, and horror, The Unbound delves into a richly imagined world where no choice is easy and love and loss feel like two sides of the same coin.

— I read and loved The Archived, the first novel in this series, and it was really well written and told a very interesting story. I read a sample of this book and haven’t gotten it out of my head since. 

What books are you waiting for? Have you read The Archived?


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Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu

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Expected Publication: May 13, 2014 

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Some secrets are too good to keep. 

Tabitha might be the only girl in the history of the world who actually gets less popular when she gets hot. But her so-called friends say she’s changed, and they’ve dropped her flat.

Now Tab has no one to tell about the best and worst thing that has ever happened to her: Joe, who spills his most intimate secrets to her in their nightly online chats. Joe, whose touch is so electric, it makes Tab wonder if she could survive an actual kiss. Joe, who has Tabitha brimming with the restless energy of falling in love. Joe, who is someone else’s boyfriend. 

Just when Tab is afraid she’ll burst from keeping the secret of Joe inside, she finds Life by Committee. The rules of LBC are simple: tell a secret, receive an assignment. Complete the assignment to keep your secret safe.

Tab likes it that the assignments push her to her limits, empowering her to live boldly and go further than she’d ever go on her own. 

But in the name of truth and bravery, how far is too far to go?

The Life by Committee idea sounds absolutely intriguing. I have a feeling I won’t like the protagonist, but the premise is too interesting to pass up. Plus, that cover is really pretty to look at. 

What about you? What books are you waiting for?  

 



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