Jan 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #3: The Lauren Oliver Edition

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

I'm cheating a bit this week and I'm including two books. One is already out, but I haven't purchased it yet, and the other is coming soon!

My 14 year old sister (who usually reads only when she has to for school, and then just skims through the book) FINALLY noticed the YA titles on my shelf. She devoured Delirium, and wants to find out what happens to Alex. I read Delirium a while ago and was really excited about Pandemonium, but with all the new releases and growing tbr piles it got pushed down the "buy" list. 

Lena joins the resistance effort against the oppressive government and fights for freedom.After escaping from Portland, Lena makes it to the Wilds and becomes part of an Invalid community. Weak and grieving for Alex, Lena fights to survive. And then she fights her oppressors.As the viewpoint shifts between Lena's time in the Wilds and the present day, which is set in Brooklyn, Lena transforms into a warrior for the resistance. In New York City, the grass-roots movement for a Deliria-Free America (the DFA) is gathering strength, and its leader, Thomas Fineman, recruits more supporters by the day. His son Julian--as-yet uncured--heads up the DFA's youth organization. Lena is tasked with blending into the DFA's rallies; she seems to be a supporter yet she is really a spy.
Published February 28th 2012 by HarperCollins Children's Books

Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.
After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven—pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.

Expected publication: March 5th 2013 by HarperTeen 

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? 
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