Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday

Glitch by Heather Anastasiu


In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or "glitch"), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.
This reminds me - in the ittiest, bittiest, but also best way - of Angie Smibert's Memento Nora. Only in Glitch instead of having their bad/painful memories erased and the main character(s) being different for remembering its destructive emotions that have been erased from society yet they retain . . . and why Zoe, the main character here has them is also different (see why I said 'ittiest bittiest' now?).

Can't wait for August to roll around and this to come out!

Glitch will be published August 7 by St Martin's Press - on Goodreads, on Amazon, on Book Depository


Don't You Wish by Roxanne St Claire


When plain and unpopular Annie Nutter gets zapped by one of her dad's whacked-out inventions, she lands in a parallel universe where her life becomes picture-perfect. Now she's Ayla Monroe, daughter of the same mother but a different father—and she's the gorgeous, rich queen bee of her high school.

In this universe, Ayla lives in glitzy Miami instead of dreary Pittsburgh and has beaucoup bucks, courtesy of her billionaire—if usually absent—father. Her friends hit the clubs, party backstage at concerts, and take risks that are exhilirating . . . and illegal. Here she's got a date to lose her V-card with the hottest guy she's ever seen.

But on the inside, Ayla is still Annie.

So when she's offered the chance to leave the dream life and head home to Pittsburgh, will she take it?

The choice isn't as simple as you think.
Definitely an interesting premise - it starts out a little silly sounding but sounds like it really has some heart. I love the questions it sounds like it presents, too. Plus, fun contemporaries are always a joy to read - when they're well conceived, executed and written, of course! :)

Don't You Wish is out July 10th and published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers - on Goodreads, on Amazon and on Book Depository

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