Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine which spotlights exciting up and coming releases.
My pick for this week:
Replica by Lauren Oliver
Release date: 4th October 2016
Gemma has been in and out of hospitals since she was born. ‘A sickly child’, her lonely life to date has revolved around her home, school and one best friend, Alice. But when she discovers her father’s connection to the top secret Haven research facility, currently hitting the headlines and under siege by religious fanatics, Gemma decides to leave the sanctuary she’s always known to find the institute and determine what is going on there and why her father’s name seems inextricably linked to it.
Amidst the frenzy outside the institute’s walls, Lyra – or number 24 as she is known as at Haven – and a fellow experimental subject known only as 72, manage to escape. Encountering a world they never knew existed outside the walls of their secluded upbringing , they meet Gemma and, as they try to understand Haven’s purpose together, they uncover some earth-shattering secrets that will change the lives of both girls forever…
Why am I excited?
The first thing that interested me about Replica was the way that it is written – half of the book written in Gemma’s POV, half in Lyra’s POV. And you can either read one person’s side of the story, then the other, or you can alternate chapter by chapter – it’s so much different than any other book I’ve read. And it sounds amazing – I can’t wait!
What releases are you waiting on?