Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

I'm mixing it up a bit today with my pick, or at least with how I"m presenting it . . .

Half Lives by Sara Grant
I learned that surviving isn't all it's cracked up to be. If you survive, you've got to live with the guilt, and that's more difficult than looking someone in the eye and pulling the trigger. Trust me. I've done both. Killing takes a twitch of the finger. Absolution takes several lifetimes.
Seventeen-year-old Icie's parents have given her $10,000 in cash, a map of a top-secret bunker, and instructions to get there by any means necessary. They have news of an imminent viral attack and know that the bunker is Icie's only hope for survival. Along with three other teens, she lives locked away for months, not knowing what's happening in the outside world or who has survived. And are they safe in the bunker after all? Generations in the future, a mysterious cult worships the very mountain where Icie's secret bunker was built. They never leave the mountain, they're ruled by a teenager...and they have surprising ties to Icie.
This high-stakes, original, and thought-provoking adventure from Sara Grant follows two unlikely heroes, hundreds of years apart, as they fight to survive.
what's different is that it's the synopsis from the US edition's page, but the UK cover as the UK description is crazy short but I like the UK cover so much more!

After reading Dark Parties in 2011, I've been really anxious to read something new from Grant -- and this sounds like a really fantastic read.

the UK edition will be out May 2, 2013 and published by Indigo - on Goodreads/pre-order from Book Depository
and the US edition is out July 8, 2013 and published by Little, Brown Young Readers - on Goodreads/pre-order from Book Depository

What are you waiting on this week? Link me! 

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