Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is Dualed by Elsie Chapman. Here's the synopsis:

You or your Alt? Only one will survive.

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.

Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.

Elsie Chapman's suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better.

I think this has the potential to be an awesome dystopian novel and one which definitely sounds worthy of being up on the silver screen.  Unfortunately, I was just turned down for it on Netgalley (booooo!) so I'll just have to wait to read it when it comes out on 26th February, 2013.  There is no news of a UK release as of yet.


  1. Bummer about being turned down-I got a bunch of rejects today :( Oh well I enjoy the anticipation a lot anyway!

  2. I think that this one is going to be great. I love how it's a little different from the other dystopians that are out at the moment. Great pick!

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  3. I really liked Dualed. What you should know before you start: 1) the world building is ... pretty much absurd 2) a lot of people hate West as a character. I actually liked her and got where she was coming from, but be prepared for that!