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.
Summary: 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.