Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme highlights some of the books whose releases bloggers are most anticipating this year.
The book whose release I am most excited for this week is...
Title: Midnight City
Author: J. Barton Mitchell
Release Date: October 30th, 2012
In a post-apocalyptic world controlled by alien invaders, two teens and a young girl with mysterious powers embark on a dangerous journey. What they find will change everything... Earth has been conquered. An extraterrestrial race known as The Assembly has abducted the adult population, leaving the planet's youth to fend for themselves. In this treacherous landscape, Holt, a bounty hunter, is transporting his prisoner Mira when they discover Zoey, a young girl with powerful abilities who could be the key to stopping The Assembly. As they make their way to the cavernous metropolis of Midnight City, the trio must contend with freedom fighters, mutants, otherworldly artifacts, pirates, feuding alien armies, and perhaps most perilous of all: Holt and Mira's growing attraction to each other.
Wow! Isn’t that an amazing synopsis? Midnight City is practically everything I could possibly ask for in a book – a rich and futuristic setting, an incredibly fast-moving plot, and a romance to die for. I love that the love story in this novel hasn't been done before and I find it to be achingly forbidden, alluring, and unique - I can’t wait to see how Mitchell handles it in this novel. Furthermore, I love the fact that these characters are slightly older and that other cast members are introduced to us in the synopsis as well, indicating a strong role of secondary characters. All in all, this book simply can’t go wrong – a killer romance, fantastic plot, and original setting. October isn’t too far away…riiight? ;)