“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release that we’re eagerly anticipating. Let the salivating commence.
My pick this week:
Gravity (The Taking 1)
By: Melissa West
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: October 16, 2012
In the future, only one rule will matter: Don’t. Ever. Peek.
Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed – arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.
Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know – especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.
Why I’m Waiting: So, I’ll admit, I don’t fully understand the whole “don’t ever peek” thing (don’t peek at what?), but this book sounds cool enough otherwise that I’m willing to overlook that for now. I don’t read many alien books but I’m always intrigued by them, and this one sounds like it could be really cool. And look at the gorgeous cover!
Okay, I actually just went back and read some of the reviews on Goodreads, and apparently Earth is being forced to host these aliens, and each human is assigned an “Ancient” who comes into their room at night and makes “the connection,” which basically sucks vitamins and nutrients and other things they need to survive. Um, ick. But anyway, that’s where the whole “don’t ever peek” thing comes in, because you’re not supposed to see your assigned Ancient. But Ari does, and etc etc. I think that could have been explained a lot better in the blurb, actually. But hey, sounds awesome!
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?