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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (121)

"Waiting on Wednesday" is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Here is what I'm waiting on this week...

Beta
by Rachel Cohn
To be released: October 16, 2012

Summary from Barnes and Noble:
"Elysia is 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 a teenage clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to exist.

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 induces a strange, euphoric high, which only the island’s workers—soulless clones like Elysia—are immune to.

At first, Elysia’s life is idyllic and pampered. But she soon sees that Demesne’s human residents, who should want for nothing, yearn. But for what, exactly? She also comes to realize that beneath the island’s flawless exterior, there is an under­current of discontent among 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 her one chance at happi­ness is ripped away 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."

It's a long summary, but doesn't it sound wonderful?! I could use an amazing science fiction book right about now. And yes... this one is on NetGalley, too. :)

What are you waiting on this week?

2 comments:

Dani Chapman said...

Ooooh! This does sound like something I would like to read! Thanks so much for spotlighting it today. Please check out my WoW!

A Beautiful Madness said...

I got a copy at BEA, and I have to say I really liked it! It wasn't what I was expecting, but in a really good way. Hope you'll like it once you get your ends on it. I know it's on NetGalley, bu Disney don't send their eARC to Bloggers anymore...
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