Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: XVI - Julia Karr

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine and is a post detailing an upcoming book you can't wait to read.

This week I've chosen 'XVI' by Julia Karr. Honestly, I am ridiculously excited about this novel. It sounds absolutely amazing and I am literally counting down the days to January 6th. Luckily we don't have too long to wait! When I was reading the premise I automatically thought of 'Unwind' by Neal Shusterman and that's definitely a good thing. And I'm always happy to hear about tattoos - yay!

Publication date: January 6th 2011
Published by: Puffin

Summary (from Goodreads): 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.

So what books can't you wait for? What's your pick this week?


  1. Where do you find out about up coming publications?? I never know about anything until it comes out!

  2. Another dystopian! This one is on my debut author challenge list too. I can't wait to get a hold of it next year!


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