Waiting on Wednesday weekly event that spotlights upcoming-releases that bloggers are most excited about. This week’s I-can’t-wait book is: Salvage by Alexandra Duncan. Salvage will be released on April 1, 2014 by Greenwillow Books.
About the Book
by Alexandra Duncan
Pub Date: 4.1.14
Pub: Greenwillow Books
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi
Ava, a teenage girl living aboard the male-dominated deep space merchant ship Parastrata, faces betrayal, banishment, and death. Taking her fate into her own hands, she flees to the Gyre, a floating continent of garbage and scrap in the Pacific Ocean, in this thrilling, surprising, and thought-provoking debut novel that will appeal to fans of Across the Universe, by Beth Revis, and The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood. (From Goodreads.com)
Why I’m Waiting
This book sounds extremely fascinating and honestly I think it could quite possibly my next favorite read. This lovely book touches on literary science fiction with a feminist twist, and it explores themes of choice, agency, rebellion, and family.
Ava is a teenage girl stuck in a male-dominate society aboard a deep space merchant boat…intrigued yet? because I know I am. To be honest, it sounds like it may have a little Ender’s Game feel to it and I can’t wait to read it (have I said that enough already—sorry, I am just really excited to read this book). Plus have the cover art is just enticing with all the blues and whites—it’s simple beautiful.
I have no doubt that this debut novel is going to be a MAJOR hit.
So, what book are YOU waiting for this week?
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
I just got this on Edelweiss, I can’t wait to read it either. I’m in for the feminism more than anything else. I hope it’s going to be a hit too. Fingers crossed.
Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books My WoW
I’ve read several really good reviews on this book, so I think you might be right! It does sound amazing, and I love the cover too:) Here’s my WOW.
Yeah, I am so so excited for it! Especially because it’s huge and sometimes those can be absolute goldmines
Yes to everything you said! 🙂 I could seriously sit and stare at it for ages, too. Great pick!
Bold comparison in The Handmaid’s Tale! It certainly sounds like a promising read though.
Thank you beautiful readers! The cover art is seriously something I would hang on my wall like a teenage and her band posters–it’s just crazy gorgeous. But yes, I very much cannot wait to get my hands on the binds and sink myself into the pages.
Oh Loren, you know you’ve got that One Direction poster over your bed. 😉
I wish I could “Like” that comment…that made me laugh, haha 🙂
Oops, I think I commented on one of your older WoW posts. *shrugs* The being-around-all-men is very interesting and if it’s sort of like Across the Universe than I’ll probably love it 😀
My WoW 🙂
We actually had two this week, so you’re good!
And oh man – Across the Universe = ❤ ❤ ❤
Wow, Jess–I think I like your description of the book more than the actual blurb! I had this on my TBR list already, but hearing you talk about “literary scifi with a feminist twist” makes me WAY more interested, hah.
Wendy @ The Midnight Garden