Friday, July 13, 2012

Video Veneris

This week's Video Veneris is The Forsaken by Lisa M Stasse's trailer:

Here's the synopsis for The Forsaken (really excited to read this one!):

A thought-provoking and exciting start to a riveting new dystopian trilogy.

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.

Came out this week, on the 10th - released by Simon & Schuster
add to your Goodreads/buy from TBD/or Amazon

Thank you to Lisa Stasse for emailling me earlier this week about the trailer :)

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