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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (48)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. It highlights the books that we are most looking forward to!

This week my WoW is....

Beta by Rachel Cohn 
Release Date: October 16th, 2012 

Rachel Cohn is going to be at Austin Teen Book Festival this weekend, and I'm bummed that this book isn't released before that. I haven't read anything else by her, but I am really looking forward to reading this one!
Here is the summary from Goodreads: Elysia is created in a laboratory, born as a sixteen-year-old girl, an empty vessel with no life experience to draw from. She is a Beta, an experimental model of a teenage clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to exist. Elysia's purpose is to serve the inhabitants of Demesne, an island paradise for the wealthiest people on earth. Everything about Demesne is bioengineered for perfection. Even the air induces a strange, euphoric high, which only the island's workers--soulless clones like Elysia--are immune to. At first, Elysia's life is idyllic and pampered. But she soon sees that Demesne's human residents, who should want for nothing, yearn. But for what, exactly? She also comes to realize that beneath the island's flawless exterior, there is an under-current of discontent among Demesne's worker clones. She knows she is soulless and cannot feel and should not care--so why are overpowering sensations cloud-ing Elysia's mind? If anyone discovers that Elysia isn't the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be, she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine. When her one chance at happi-ness is ripped away with breathtaking cruelty, emotions she's always had but never understood are unleashed. As rage, terror, and desire threaten to overwhelm her, Elysia must find the will to survive.
Sounds interesting, right? I'm kind of in a place right now where all I want to read are books like this, where people are developed with a specific purpose, like some sort of freaky science experiment. Does that make me strange? Also, I think someone hid my scissors..... Just Kidding!

What are y'all waiting on this awesome Wednesday?


  1. Human cloning is such a creepy subject to think about. A class I'm currently in was talking about the chances of scientists doing this in the near future.

    Beta sounds fantastic!

  2. I haven't seen this one yet. Looks like a really cool and creepy sci-fi! Nice pick.

    My Wow

  3. Great pick!I've seen this one every where and It's been on my list for awhile!
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  4. Sounds lovely! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

    Here is my WoW post. Check it out? ;)

    -Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

  5. I'm hoping this one is as different as it sounds. It'll be good to get something outside my usual box!

  6. Nice! Have been seeing this around lately! Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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  7. I never get tired of looking at this book! I featured it on my WoW a couple months back and I still can't wait to read it. Great pick!
    Come check out my WoW post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  8. Oh this one is also on my to-read list!! :) I can't wait to read it. Great pick!

    Here is my WoW post

  9. I love science experiment books as well. I read this one and it was good! Weird and disturbing but different.
    My WOW

  10. This is on my TBR list! I'm looking forward to it too. =)

    Delirious About Books
    My Waiting on Wednesday =)

  11. I love this cover. The book sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing it. :)

  12. "Created in a laboratory" that's all I need to hear :D

    My WoW.

  13. I've been wanting to read this for ages! Mostly because of the awesome cover. But still. I can't wait!

    Books of Amber

  14. I am curious about books like this one; hope you enjoy it.

    Here's MY WOW POST

  15. I really REALLY want this one lol. I have had my eye on it for forever! I hope you get it soon =)

    Our WoW for the week =)

  16. this is nice and interesting!

    Here's my WoW for the week! :D
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    xoxo, Kate @ Kisskitkatey

  17. Enjoy! your pick, sounds intriguing.


  18. I so want to read this book. I love the cover. Its pretty but creepy. I really liked a few of her other books too. my wow. http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-34-and-www-19.html

  19. I also want to read this one. This type of book is beginning to be very popular. I can't wait to see what her take on this subject is.

    Here's my WoW

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

  20. I have Beta on my to-read list and I can't wait to get my hands on it when it comes out. I requested it from NetGalley but no luck there... Great pick!
    Come check out my WOW post or enter my international giveaway (here).


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