Waiting on Wednesday: The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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.

Island of criminals! Yes! This reminds me of that crappy movie from the 90s with Ray Liotta where all of the criminals get shipped to an island and it’s just a completely nutball society. Or maybe sort of an Escape from LA, minus Kurt Russel. Either way, I can’t wait. Scheduled publication date is July 10, 2012.

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  1. Good pick! You found yourself another dystopian. This sounds pretty good. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I’m not a big dystopian fan, but it sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it!

  3. This sound interesting, and it reminds me a tiny bit of Divergent but it looks like it has its own originality with he island of criminals. MY WoW is http://ilovebooksclub101.blogspot.com/2012/04/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html


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