Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick is Julia Karr's XVI, set to release January 6, 2011 from Speak.

In the year 2150, being a girl isn’t necessarily a good thing, especially when your sixteenth (read sex-teenth) birthday is fast approaching. That in itself would be enough to make anyone more than a little nuts, what with the tattoo and all – but Nina Oberon’s life has taken a definite turn for the worse. Her mother is brutally stabbed and left for dead. Before dying, she entrusts a secret book to Nina, telling her to deliver it to Nina's father. But, first Nina has to find him; since for fifteen years he's been officially dead. Complications arise when she rescues Sal, a mysterious, and ultra hot guy. He seems to like Nina, but also seems to know more about her father than he’s letting on. Then there’s that murderous ex-government agent who’s stalking her, and just happens to be her little sister’s dad.

My Thoughts: The cover is fantastic and the futuristic setting seems like it will hold plenty of modernism with its own twist. The conspiracy aspect also adds a great element, as does the violent history. All tied together, I think this is going to be a book to devour.


  1. This one looks really good. Adding it to my list :) Thanks

  2. Woah, this book sounds crazy! Great pick!
    Kerleisha @ CollegiateBookworm

  3. sounds really good!
    AH! i just cant keep up with all the nw releases, im forever reading oldish books cause i had a huge falling out when i gotmy kindle and got all those free books o read now i am just starting on my wishlist >.< im been so outt the loop.

  4. It rocks how the cover is melded with the title like that, I'm liking how different that is. Great pick! =)

  5. This sounds like a very intense read, great pick! Thanks for sharing. My WoW is here

  6. Thanks so much for "waiting" for XIV! I hope you love it!

  7. Am adding this to my tbr. Great pick!