Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday [@KBRitchie @WednesdayBooks]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:

THE RAGING ONES by Krista & Becca Ritchie

In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds.

Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire world, she believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday.

Until the day she does.

Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him.

Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court—which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny.

With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space. Against thousands of people far smarter, who’ll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.

published August 14th by Wednesday Books

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I like the way some books are creating worlds (sometimes nearly the same as the one we know) where characters know the day they are going to die. It isn't a new question ("If you could know when you were going to die, would you want to know?") but the ways the authors explore the possibilities is new and makes you think.

I enjoyed both of the Denton Little books by Lance Rubin (Denton' Little's Deathdate and Denton Little's Still Not Dead) and Adam Silvera's They Both Die at the End

The Raging Ones has me that extra little bit intrigued because it involves space and leaving planets and ice prisons!
All the more relevant GIFs are on old computer but this one's fun, so . . . .

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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