breaking the spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Title: The Forsaken
Author: Lisa M.Stasse
Published: July 10th 2012
This book came out yesterday and it seems promising.
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, and 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 force 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 to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.
The book trailer:
What's your 'waiting on' this week?