Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #49


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Beta by Rachel Cohn
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Expected Publication: October 16th, 2012
Pages: 304
Goodreads Summary:
In a world constructed to absolute perfection, imperfection is difficult to understand—and impossible to hide.

Elysia is a clone, 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 teenaged clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to be created.

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 there induces a strange, euphoric high that only the island's workers—soulless clones like Elysia—are immune to.

At first, Elysia's new life on this island paradise is idyllic and pampered. But she soon sees that Demesne's human residents, the most privileged people in the world who should want for nothing, yearn. And, she comes to realize that beneath its flawless exterior, there is an undercurrent of discontent amongst Demesne's worker clones. She knows she is soulless and cannot feel and should not care—so why are overpowering sensations clouding 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 Elysia's one chance at happiness is ripped away from her 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.

These kind of books seem to be really popular at the moment, so I can't wait to find out what this one will be like. It sounds like a story with so much potential, which means that once I read its summary my to-read list grew again.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?
Carina

45 comments:

  1. This one definitely sounds really intriguing. I like the cover a lot as well. I can't wait to read this one. Great pick :)

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  2. That cover is amazeballs. Gorgeous and the synopsis is to die for. I can't wait to read it. Thanks so much for sharing, Carina. Awesome pick :)

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  3. Rachel Cohn is one of the reasons I began reading YA fiction, and I will follow her writing to the ends of the earth; and while this one makes me nervous since it's such a departure from her norm, I'm suuuuper excited for it! This is the first time I've read the longer synopsis, and it definitely makes me want it more. Also, the cover? Gorgeous.

    Great pick!
    My WoW

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  4. A feeling clone? Definitely worth a read! Can't wait to read her experiences.

    Here's my WOW for the week

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  5. This sounds very cool and science-fictiony! I've never read this author---might be a good time to start! Great pick!

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  6. I don't have a WoW, but I thought I'd stop by and mention that this is a book I'm interested in too. Based on the summary is the type of book that will either blow me away or leave me feeling wretched that a great idea hasn't delivered. There aren't many existing reviews to go on so I can't wait to hear more about this one.

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  7. Ooh, you're right. This type of story does seem to be increasingly on the rise, but it's an interesting type, so it's all good! I'll definitely have to add this to my list. The idea of clones is creepy, but usually makes for a good read! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  8. I just added this one! I was sold at clones! I love stories about clones! Thanks for visiting My WOW!

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  9. Hi there :) just popping in... Very different from what I normally read but I'm going to give it a go and add it to my TBR pile. Thanks for the great choice.

    Here is my choice...

    Waiting on Wednesday

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  10. I have my eye on this one already! Rachel Cohn is such a great contemporary author! And I can't wait what's next with her! Great choice Carina!

    Von
    Mr. Book Wonder

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  11. It sounds intriguing and I agree that these types of novels seem to be really popular right now.

    I am curious to see what this one will be like. Great choice.

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  12. Based on the cover alone, I probably would have looked the other way. I'm definitely intrigued now, after reading the description. Thanks for sharing!

    Kayla @ Bibliophilia, Please

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  13. Nice waiting on pick! I'll definitely be checking this one out when it is released and it so being added to my overflowing TBR list. Thank you for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-14.html

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  14. Sounds very interesting :)
    Great pick!

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  15. WOW! This is something else. I may have been holding my breath while reading the synopsis. And I like the cover, it seems to fit the story. Great pick. And thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  16. What a cool pick! I've never even heard of this author before. I'm not sure that I would love this. I can't wait to see the reviews start rolling in.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Wow! This one does sound really good. Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time

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  18. Sounds interesting. I am loving that science fiction is making a comeback in YA! it's my favorite genre. :)

    thanks for stopping by!

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  19. i haven't heard of this one but it looks awesome. adding to my wish list :)

    my WoW pick.

    -michelle

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  20. I almost picked this as my wow this week too it sounds really cool and reminds me a bit of the Uglies which I loved!

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  21. sounds cool
    but not 4me i think

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  22. The cover is seriously creeping me out, but I love the sound of the storyline! I love sci-fi. :) Great pick! I can't wait to see how Rachel Cohn does non-contemporary YA.
    - Lauren

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  23. Oh this book is new to me, sounds really interesting! Gotta agree with the other comments...the book cover is creepy but pretty at the same time. Awesome pick Carina, thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  24. Wow a book about a clone, I might have to try this one. Great pick! :)

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  25. Oooh, this one sounds good! Thanks for sharing - I've added it to my TBR list! And thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I thought I was already following you but I guess I was wrong. Anyway, I'm following you now! ;)

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  26. I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds really good! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by! :)

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  27. So you've notice the trend too! I haven't heard of this one. Nice choice. Thanks for dropping by!

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  28. So you've notice the trend too! I haven't heard of this one. Nice choice. Thanks for dropping by!

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  29. Ohh, YES! This one definitely sounds good and I love that it's popular now. I'm super curious about it!

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  30. Great pick! I haven't heard of this one yet but it sounds really interesting. I will definitely have to check this out!

    Thanks for stopping by my post!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  31. I love Rachel's books. I knew she had some new books coming out, but this is the first time read the synopsis. It sounds so different from her other books, but I will definitely be on the lookout for it. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. You're right--I think this book is very popular at the moment. It sounds really great! I hope it meets everyone's expectations. :) Marvelous choice, Carina!

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  33. Ooo Great pick. I've not heard about this one before.

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  34. I just recently heard about this book. It sounds really good!

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  35. WOW. I've never seen this book before. The cover is just... I really like it. The color choices and everything. I can't believe I haven't heard of this... I think I did hear that Rachel Cohn was releasing another book, but... It's all SO VAGUE. Awesome pick!

    Asher

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  36. I love Rachel Cohn books and that cover is gorgeous. But for some reason, I'm not really feeling the summary. Hope you get to read it. :)

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Livin' Life Through Books

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  37. Wow sounds great! She's a great author.

    Loving your blog. Thanks for sharing!!

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  38. I'm very curious about this one, especially because it seems quite different from what Rachel Cohn usually writes...

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  39. A great WoW!! I haven't heard of this book, thank-you for sharing :)

    Sharon @ Obsession with Books

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  40. I hadn't heard of this one before but wow, I'm intrigued! It definitely sounds like it's going to be one of the better dystopia's out there :) Thanks so much for sharing!

    Kim @ The Paper Planes

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  41. That's definitely on my TBR list, too! <3 And yep, I agree that there are quite a bit with this kind of theme, but I'm so excited for all of them :)

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  42. Ohh, pretty cover :D And it seems like a great book ;) Awesome pick :)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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