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Waiting on Wednesday (26)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we seriously can’t wait for.

 Here's my pick for the week, that I seriously can't wait for:

Truth by Julia Karr
Release Date: January 19, 2012
Nina Oberon’s life has changed enormously in the last few months. 
When her mother was killed, Nina discovered the truth about her father, the leader of the Resistance. And now she sports the same Governing Council–ordered tattoo of XVI on her wrist that all sixteen-year-old girls have. The one that announces to the world that she is easy prey to predators. 
But Nina won’t be anyone’s stereotype. And when she joins an organization of girls working within the Resistance, she knows that they can put an end to one of the most terrifying secret programs the GC has ever conceived. 
Because the truth always comes out...and the consequences can be deadly.
I LOVED XVI!  It was such an intriguing premise for a dystopian.  Instead of just being sixteen, girls are considered sexteen: in the eyes of the government, legally mature enough to have sex.  XVI does an amazing job setting up this premise that is, from what the blurb says, explored in depth in Truth.  I really really can't wait to dive back into this world, and will probably buy Truth for myself as a birthday present since it comes out the day before my birthday!  If you haven't read XVI yet, you definitely need to grab it before Truth comes out, so you're prepared!


  1. I still need to read book one!

    I'm hosting an exclusive cover reveal for TOUCHING THE SURFACE, by Kimberly Sabatini. Releases in 2012 from Simon Pulse! Come by and check it out and comment your thoughts!!!


  2. I think I've seen this book somewhere. It sounds interesting! Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

    Books For All Seasons

  3. The title and the synopsis sounds really gooood! definitely waiting for this one! I need to read the first book before this comes out!

    Here's my WoW pick
    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  4. I loved XVI! Can't wait for Truth. Great pick :)

    My WoW: http://theawesomemagicattic.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-sweet-evil.html

  5. I haven't heard of either of these books, and I'm definitely going to be checking out XVI. Awesome picks, I'm a new follower. Please check out my WoW post.

    Anna @ Wandering Librarians

  6. XVI is one that I need to get to soon. It's only been sitting on my Nook forever! I'm hoping to read this on as part of my 2012 sequels challenge. :)

    Happy Wednesday!
    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

  7. They sound great, must look into.


  8. You make me want to pick up XVI and give it a go! I love it when bloggers are brimming with excitement. Gets contagious(:

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)


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