Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday (13)


"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly awaiting.


Beta by Rachel Cohn
Expected Publication: October 16th, 2012

Goodreads Synopsis: In a world constructed to absolute perfection, imperfection is difficult to understand—and impossible to hide.

Elysia is a clone, created in a laboratory, born as a sixteen year old girl, an empty vessel with no life experience to draw from. She is a Beta, an experimental model of teenaged clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to be created.

Elysia's purpose is to serve the inhabitants of Demesne, an island paradise for the wealthiest people on earth. Everything about Demesne is bioengineered for perfection. Even the air there induces a strange, euphoric high that only the island's workers—soulless clones like Elysia—are immune to.

At first, Elysia's new life on this island paradise is idyllic and pampered. But she soon sees that Demesne's human residents, the most privileged people in the world who should want for nothing, yearn. And, she comes to realize that beneath its flawless exterior, there is an undercurrent of discontent amongst Demesne's worker clones. She knows she is soulless and cannot feel and should not care—so why are overpowering sensations clouding Elysia's mind?

If anyone discovers that Elysia isn't the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be, she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine. When Elysia's one chance at happiness is ripped away from her with breathtaking cruelty, emotions she's always had but never understood are unleashed. As rage, terror, and desire threaten to overwhelm her, Elysia must find the will to survive.


Yup, that's right, a Sci Fi/Dystopian. Should be a good combination! 

19 comments:

  1. Old follower hopping through! :)

    I hope there'll be more SciFi/Dystopia/Romance stuff! And not just for YAs, please. ;_; This one sounds so good!

    Patricia // My WOW

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    1. I hope to too! I'm looking forward to the rest of The Host series!

      Thanks for stopping in!

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  2. This looks good. Thanks for sharing. my wow http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/04/waiting-on-wednesday-10-spirits.html

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  3. I love a good Sci Fi story! This one has definite potential :)

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    1. I agree, there is a lot of potential in this one!
      Thanks for the visit :)

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  4. I really like the cover Jenn! It looks really good!

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  5. This sounds great and i love this author. Great pick!
    My WOW

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    1. Hmm,I've never read anything by this author, I will have to check out her other books, and yes, it does sound great!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Oooh I haven't heard of this before but it sounds so good! Great pick :)

    Here's my WoW!

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    1. Thanks! Glad I could share it with you!

      Thanks for visiting!

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  7. This reminds me of Kyle XY. It sounds pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing. My Waiting On Wednesday

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    1. Hmm, I've never heard of Kyle XY. Thanks for visiting!

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  8. This book does sound good! Thanks for highlighting it!

    Dani
    http://paulettespapers.com/

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  9. This looks really good! I've only read one Rachel Cohn novel, but loved it. This one looks so much different from the one I read, but definitely a good different. :)

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