Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (32)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we can’t wait for. This week I’m waiting on,

Ashes, Ashes
by Jo Treggiari
Releases: June 2011
Synopsis via Goodreads

A thrilling tale of adventure, romance, and one girl's unyielding courage through the darkest of nightmares.

Epidemics, floods, droughts--for sixteen-year-old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, taking 99% of the population with it. As the weather continues to rage out of control, and Sweepers clean the streets of plague victims, Lucy survives alone in the wilds of Central Park. But when she's rescued from a pack of hunting dogs by a mysterious boy named Aidan, she reluctantly realizes she can't continue on her own. She joins his band of survivors, yet, a new danger awaits her: the Sweepers are looking for her. There's something special about Lucy, and they will stop at nothing to have her.

Why I’m waiting on this?  Dystopian continues to rock my socks.

ETA: After visiting the author’s website I learned this is not considered dystopian, but post-apocalyptic. Still sounds awesome no matter what genre it may call home.

What are you waiting on?


  1. Wow ... sounds epic ... and I love that cover. So, will definitely keep an eye out for this one. :-)

  2. This sounds great! I love dystopian too. Is it a debut?

  3. I love dystopians, such much fun. Great pick this week! Happy reading!

  4. Dystopian is a really interesting subject. I love it and I have not read many books about it. :) looking forward to this one. Thanx for posting it.

  5. I had to giggle, "through the wilds of Central Park," took me back to the 80s a bit. :)

  6. The Storm Before Atlanta
    By Karen Schwabach
    Publication date: December 28, 2010

    At a time when most people have grown weary of the war between the states, two young children are desperate to find their way to the battlefields. Jeremy DeGroot wants nothing more than to join a troop as a drummer boy. For Dulcie, a runaway slave, freedom means she must head directly toward the fighting in the hopes that she'll become "contraband," that is, property of the Union troops. Both Jeremy and Dulcie find a place with the 107th New York Volunteer Regiment and even start to forge a friendship. But all that is threatened when they keep crossing paths with the mysterious Charlie, a young Confederate soldier, who may look like the enemy but feels more like a friend.

  7. I saw this on Goodreads and didn't get a chance to see what it was about, yet. AWESOME! Fabulous pick! I have this on my TBR list now. Here's my WoW.

  8. i haven't heard of this before! i'm not really into dystopians, but it says there romance too :)

  9. Heather, it is not a debut.

    Thanks to all who stopped by. I’m really excited about this one.

  10. This looks like a great book, I'm going to have to check it out! One of my favorites for 2010 was Carnal Weapon by Peter Hoffmann. An exciting tale of spies and romance it kept me engaged the whole time!

  11. Christie,
    thanks so much for featuring Ashes, Ashes on your blog! I'm glad you're excited about it. So am I!
    There is some confusion about the terms dystopian and post apocalyptic. Basically dystopia refers to an oppressive social order set up after an apocalyptic event. The world in Ashes, Ashes is still in the throes of the apocalypse. People haven't had a chance to rebuild yet.
    And in regards to whether it is my debut or not, my middle-grade fantasy was published by a small Canadian publisher, which makes Ashes, Ashes my American debut.
    Thanks so much for the support!