Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday
Dark Parties by Sara Grant

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Waiting On Wednesday, is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and asks the question, "What are books are you anxiously waiting on?"

Publisher: Little Brown Books
Author: Sara Grant
Release Date: Aug 3, 2011

Sixteen-year-old Neva has been trapped since birth. She was born and raised under the Protectosphere, in an isolated nation ruled by fear, lies, and xenophobia. A shield "protects" them from the outside world, but also locks the citizens inside. But there's nothing left on the outside, ever since the world collapsed from violent warfare. Or so the government says...

Neva and her best friend Sanna believe the government is lying and stage a "dark party" to recruit members for their underground rebellion. But as Neva begins to uncover the truth, she realizes she must question everything she's ever known, including the people she loves the most.
(Publisher's summary from Amazon)

I love a good dystopian novel and this one sounds like it has potential. The Protectosphere reminds me of The City of Ember. But while the planners of The  City of Ember thought they were doing the right thing for their citizens, the government in this book sounds like it might not have the best interests of their citizens at heart. Don't think I have ever read a novel involving xenophobia either and this also has me curious as to how this plot will play out.
Can't wait to see what you're waiting for!

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