Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (34)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, in which we highlight an upcoming book release we're eagerly awaiting.

This week I'm waiting on Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, because of an epic title, epic premise, and epic early reviews. Not so much for the cover, which doesn't sit right with me for some reason, but I'm trying not to judge by them!

Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old-girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. 

[Synopsis by Goodreads]

Shatter Me is due for release by HarperTeen on the 15th of November, 2011.

Feel free to leave a link to your own Waiting On Wednesday post in the comments, and I'll be sure to have a look.