Waiting On Wednesday (#9)

Waiting On WednesdayIt’s another Wednesday! I actually have a selection for this (well technically next) week’s Waiting on Wednesday.
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. where on Wednesdays, book blogger share what new release book they’re eagerly waiting on. 🙂
To join in, read others’ selections and link up, you can go here.

My selection for this week is. . .
Glory O’Brien’s History of Future by A.S. King
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Published By: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Magical Realism
Pre-Order/Purchase: Book Depository
Goodreads Summary:
Graduating from high school is a time of limitless possibilities—but not for Glory, who has no plan for what’s next. Her mother committed suicide when Glory was only four years old, and she’s never stopped wondering if she will eventually go the same way…until a transformative night when she begins to experience an astonishing new power to see a person’s infinite past and future. From ancient ancestors to many generations forward, Glory is bombarded with visions—and what she sees ahead of her is terrifying.

A tyrannical new leader raises an army. Women’s rights disappear. A violent second civil war breaks out. And young girls vanish daily, sold off or interned in camps. Glory makes it her mission to record everything she sees, hoping her notes will somehow make a difference. She may not see a future for herself, but she’ll do everything in her power to make sure this one doesn’t come to pass.

Why I Can’t Wait:
I’ve never read any of A.S. King’s work but I heard she is amazing, so for that fact alone I want to check this book out. I’m intrigued by this book because it sounds a little like The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, because of Glory struggling with life and wondering how she’ll end up, then being able to see people’s pasts and futures. This sounds really fascinating. I’m really interested in seeing how this leader acts and how this all comes about. The visions Glory receives sound like they’ll be interesting to read about.
I’m expecting there is definitely a totalitarian government going on in this society. Glory seems to be following the path of Katniss from The Hunger Games and other Dystopian era’d teenagers to overcome the government.
What releases are you looking forward to? Let me know. 🙂
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Amber is a 20-something woman who enjoys reading, writing, listening to music and taking walks. She has a book blog called YA Indulgences . She is still trying to figure out what she's doing with her life, but she's confident that time will tell. In the meantime she's heading towards the goal of becoming a renowned blogger. View all posts by Amber (YA Indulgences)

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