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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (38)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine 
that highlights eagerly anticipated books.

Dualed by Elsie Chapman
Release Date: February 26, 2013
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Author Website: http://elsiechapman.com/
Pre-order: Amazon / IndieBound / Barnes & Noble

You or your Alt? Only one will survive.

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.

Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.

Elsie Chapman's suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better.

Why can't I wait?
Talk about a metaphor for coming to terms with yourself! This girl isn't just confronting another person. She's taking on her self-worth and so much more. I have to know how this all turns out. 

1 comment:

  1. I literally JUST finished this book an hour ago! I thought it was great! Intense but definitely a good read. I hope you get to read it soon! :)

    My W.O.W.