Wednesday 11 July 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 Taken by Erin Bowman.  Here's the synopsis:

"There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends...and he’s gone.

They call it the Heist.

Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.

Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?

Ok, first things first - I'm loving the cover.   Secondly, I am a huge fan of dystopian books and I like the idea that this mysterious event somehow rids a town of young men on their eighteenth birthday.  I mean WTF right?!  I have to know the who, the how and the why so basically, I'm SOLD. 

Taken is published on 16th April, 2013 with no news on a UK release as of yet. 


  1. I really like the sound of this one too. The cover is absolutely gorgeous, I love the sky and the tree and the two figures. Definitely on my TBR list.

  2. I can't wait for this! I love the cover!

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  3. Pretty cover is pretty! I really hope it makes sense in the context of the book. It annoys me when they don't.

    Want want want!

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