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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Above by Leah Bobet

Hi, everyone!


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Here is this week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:


TITLE: Above
AUTHOR: Leah Bobet
PUBLISHER: Arthur A. Levine Books
EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE: April 1, 2012
FORMAT: Hardcover, 368 pages
GENRE: Young Adult, Science Fiction/Dystopia
ISBN: 978-0545296700
A gorgeous urban fantasy about dangers outside and in.

Matthew has always lived in Safe, a community hidden far beneath the pipes and tunnels of the city Above. The residents fled to Safe years before to escape the Whitecoats and their cruel experiments, and now Matthew is responsible for both the keeping of Safe’s stories and for Ariel—a golden-haired shapeshifter, and the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen.

But one horrifying night, an old enemy murders Safe’s founder, Atticus, and the community is taken over by an army of shadows. Only Matthew, Ariel, and a handful of friends escape Above. Now they not only have to survive in a sunlit world they barely know, but they must unravel the mystery of the shadows’ fury and Atticus’s death. It’s up to Matthew to find a way to remake Safe—not just for himself and his family, but for Ariel, who’s again faced with the life she fled, and who needs him more than ever before.

An urban fantasy and a love story, Above is the breathtaking debut of an extraordinary new voice.

I have become a big fan of dystopia, and this is one that I am looking forward to! And what a gorgeous cover!!


What are you waiting on? Please leave a comment in the section below. If you participate in this meme, please leave a link so I can visit your blog!

9 comments:

  1. I'm so jealous I want to read Above so bad! Here's my WoW!

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday_28.html

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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  2. i'm super excited about this one too! great pick :)

    check out my WoW.

    -michelle

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  3. I really enjoyed this. Leah created such a unique dystopian world. I'll be interviewing her and giving away an ARC at Literary Rambles on 4/2 if anyone's interested.

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  4. Hey, that does look awesome. I bet my girls would love it too.

    ~Dorothy

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  5. Ahhh I'm so happy that so many dystopians are coming out!! This one sounds amazing, great choice :)

    Here's my WoW!

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  6. When I read this book, I thought "If you liked Hunger Games, You'll like this" :) Sounds pretty good. Great choice!!

    Brunette Librarian's WoW!

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  7. This one is on my MRL. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

    Mary
    http://sweepingme.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-1/

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  8. I've seen this book featured in several blogs, but I didn't even know it was a dystopian novel!
    I definitely have to keep my eye out for reviews of it, I might just add it to my towering TBR list.

    Lilian
    MY WoW

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