Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. After completing your post return to Breaking the Spine and add a comment with a link to their post. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Gone by Michael Grant
Release Date: July 1st 2008

Synopsis: In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE. Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened.
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.
It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else...

Why I’m Waiting: As you probably noticed this book was released quite some time ago. I had to be creative for this post because I’m not waiting for any new books to come out but I am literally waiting for this book to come available at the library. I hope you’ll forgive the loose connection for this meme. I’m excited about this book because it sounds like a modern take on Lord of the Flies and because my sister highly recommended it. I told her I would read Gone if she would give Hunger Games a chance. The second book in this series, called Hunger, was released in May of this year. .


  1. Okay, you'll have to let me know about this one. I checked it out from the library a little while ago but never got around to reading it.

  2. Ha, I thought Lord of the Flies right away and then read your comments. I'll be watching for this!

  3. Interesting. I read "Lord of the Flies" not too long ago. Maybe I'll give this a try.

    Your sister isn't interested in "The Hunger Games"? What!?

  4. Kim,

    Sometimes I wonder if it is possible that she or I was adopted. I mean, the Hunger Games! C'mon sis.


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