Hello there, lovely readers! It is a gorgeous summer day in this here city, and a perfect day for reading, or better yet, staying indoors and blogging. (Y'all book bloggers can relate, admit it. *winks*) As many of you know, Waiting on Wednesday is a lovely meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine that allows book bloggers to share an upcoming release they are jumping-off-the-walls excited for!
This week's choice, which I've been waiting on forever, is *drumroll*....
Author: Neal Shusterman
To Be Released: August 28, 2012
Genre: YA science fiction, dystopian
This synopsis contains very slight spoilers of Unwind, the first novel in the series.
When I say I've been waiting for this book forever, I mean it. Well, actually, no, what I really mean is that I've been waiting for it for 2 years. I read Unwind by Neal Shusterman in 2010 and it completely blew my mind. Yes, it was that good. The book takes place in a future not too different from our present, but in which parents are legally allowed to "abort" their children post-birth. This process is called "unwinding", in which the child/teenager's body is taken apart and their organs are transplanted into other humans. The book is disturbing and creepy and awful andsaldkfjasldkfjas. But so good.
"Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simltaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished."
Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds, he is a teen who does not technically exist. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. And when the actions of a sadistic bounty hunter cause Cam’s fate to become inextricably bound with the fates of Connor, Risa, and Lev, he’ll have to question humanity itself.
Rife with action and suspense, this riveting companion to the perennially popular Unwind challenges assumptions about where life begins and ends—and what it means to live."
Unwind is a great stand-alone novel, which is why I was so surprised to hear that it would be a trilogy. Nonetheless, I'm very curious and SUPER EXCITED!
And it comes out in less than 2 weeks! Woooooooooooooot!
By the way, Unwind is not well-known enough in the YA world and totally underrated. Go read it and spread the word!