Wednesday, March 28 th, 2012 · 9 Comments ·

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly Meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Book bloggers present upcoming books they can’t wait to read and share their enthusiasm about new releases.

I’m still hooked on dystopian books and this one sounds pretty intriguing. A test which determines your future? And in this case here, no future at all. And lets no forget the awesome cover, what an amazing design! So you see, there are plenty of reasons to read this book.

The Forsaken by Lisa M. StasseAuthor: Lisa M. Stasse
Title: The Forsaken
Series: The Forsaken #1
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genre: Dystopian
Release Date: July 10th 2012

A thought-provoking and exciting start to a riveting new dystopian trilogy.

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.