Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"Waiting on" Wednesday: The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. This event highlights the upcoming releases that we are eagerly awaiting!

Today, I am waiting for...

The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
(Expected publication date: September 2011)

From GoodreadsThe wars that followed The Collapse nearly destroyed civilization. Now, twenty years later, the world is faced with a choice—rebuild what was or make something new. 
Stephen Quinn, a quiet and dutiful fifteen-year-old scavenger, travels Post-Collapse America with his Dad and stern ex-Marine Grandfather. They travel light. They keep to themselves. Nothing ever changes. But when his Grandfather passes suddenly and Stephen and his Dad decide to risk it all to save the lives of two strangers, Stephen's life is turned upside down. With his father terribly injured, Stephen is left alone to make his own choices for the first time.
Stephen’s choices lead him to Settler's Landing, a lost slice of the Pre-Collapse world where he encounters a seemingly benign world of barbecues, baseball games and days spent in a one-room schoolhouse. Distrustful of such tranquility, Stephen quickly falls in with Jenny Tan, the beautiful town outcast. As his relationship with Jenny grows it brings him into violent conflict with the leaders of Settler's Landing who are determined to remake the world they grew up in, no matter what the cost.


Why I want to read it: It sounds like a great post-apocalyptic / dystopian book. I read some reviews from lucky bloggers with a review copy and they all seem enthusiastic about it. The cover is not particularly pretty, but it looks interesting. The ferris wheel is so eerie!


Which book are you looking forward to this week?

23 comments:

Jenny said...

I actually think the cover is pretty cool! This one sounds quite good.

Aleetha said...

I have seen this book once. Nice to know that this is another dystopian book. :D

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

This sounds like another intriguing dystopian! I agree the ferris wheel is very creepy!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, that cover gives me the chills! Sounds like a good one.

Here's MY WOW POST

Jan von Harz said...

I featured this one a couple of weeks ago after listening to a Scholastic rep go on and on about it. Great pick!

Sharon said...

A great choice!

My WoW is here, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

Have a nice week.

Paul said...

Awesome cover that definitely fits the book. I cant wait to read this. My pre-order list is getting bigger.

Here's mine.

Book Sake said...

The pic on the cover fits, but it does look a lil cheap. However, I still can't wait to read the story within!

Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

Jen @ A Reader's Journey said...

Great pick this week!

Thanks for checking out my WoW this week.

Gina @ My Precious said...

I've seen this one around. Its sounds like a fantastic book. I love the cover, too. Can't wait to read it!

Sally Sapphire said...

This does sound good, and I love that cover - something about the ferris wheel really unsettles me.

My WOW for this week comes with a giveaway . . . very exciting! :)

Em @ Sash & Em said...

Agreed...the ferris wheel is totally creepy, but this sounds like a good pick! I love post-apocalyptic book :)

Thanks girl!

-Em

Tiffany said...

Great pick! This one looks really interesting :)

krazzyme said...

Nice
Thanks for checking out my Wow

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Tribute Books Mama said...

This sounds very interesting, good pick.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday.html

danya said...

Thanks for dropping by my WoW! The cover of this one reminds me a lot of the cover for John Marsden's Tomorrow, When the War Began: http://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/2075603.Tomorrow_When_the_War_Began. There must be something about silhouetted ferris wheels that lends itself well to futuristic fiction... :D

Anna said...

Love a good dystopian book! Awesome. I''m a new follower. Please check out what I'm waiting for!

Athena said...

I can't wait for this one, either! Great pick!

Anti-Drug Reads said...

This looks pretty interesting; might need to pick this up. I would love if you checked out my WoW too!

Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I am not sure if we're fellow followers, but I follow you!

Looking forward to hearing back from you,
Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

Selina said...

@danya, I read Tomorrow but it had a different cover, so I did not realize. Thanks for pointing it out, it looks quite similar indeed!

Kristin @ Beneath Shining Stars said...

It has such an interesting name--and the plot sounds both eerie and interesting at the same time. To say the least, it certainly sounds like an interesting take on a dystopian society! :)

Chelsey @ Starry Sky Books said...

I hadn't heard a lot about this, sounds interesting though. Great choice!

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