Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday [@mikaela_everett @@GreenwillowBook @HarperTeen]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine


My pick for this week:


THE UNQUIET by Mikaela Everett

For most of her life, Lirael has been training to kill—and replace—a duplicate version of herself on a parallel Earth. She is the perfect sleeper-soldier. But she’s beginning to suspect she is not a good person.

The two Earths are identical in almost every way. Two copies of every city, every building, even every person. But the people from the second Earth know something their duplicates do not—two versions of the same thing cannot exist. They—and their whole planet—are slowly disappearing. Lira has been trained mercilessly since childhood to learn everything she can about her duplicate, to be a ruthless sleeper-assassin who kills that other Lirael and steps seamlessly into her life.

An intricate, literary stand-alone from an astonishing new voice, The Unquiet takes us deep inside the psyche of a strong teenage heroine struggling with what she has been raised to be and who she really is. Fans of eerily futuristic and beautifully crafted stories such as Never Let Me Go, Orphan Black, and Fringe will find themselves haunted by this unsettling debut.

published September 22nd by Greenwillow Books

add to your Goodreads shelf // pre-order from Book Depo // or Amazon


Why?

It makes me think of an interesting mix of the movie Another Earth (review) and Elsie Chapman's Dualed (review) and Divided (review) - all of which I loved.

And mentioning Orphan Black, too? So doesn't hurt.

I love a character who isn't completely good - but who's also starting to question what she's always believed.

Books that are 'unsettling' and make you think can be terrific reads and I am really looking forward to The Unquiet.


)and I was just approved for this on Edelweiss and can't until I can start reading it!)



That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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