Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (14)


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine. For this week's Waiting On Wednesday I chose *drumroll* Rootless by Chris Howard.

Expected Publication: November 1,2012
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Author: Chris Howard
Goodreads Page: Click Here


17-year-old Banyan is a tree builder. Using salvaged scrap metal, he creates forests for rich patrons who seek a reprieve from the desolate landscape. Although Banyan's never seen a real tree--they were destroyed more than a century ago-his missing father used to tell him stories about the Old World.

Everything changes when Banyan meets a mysterious woman with a strange tattoo-a map to the last living trees on earth, and he sets off across a wasteland from which few return. Those who make it past the pirates and poachers can't escape the locusts . . . the locusts that now feed on human flesh.

But Banyan isn't the only one looking for the trees, and he's running out of time. Unsure of whom to trust, he's forced to make an alliance with Alpha, a beautiful, dangerous pirate with an agenda of her own. As they race towards a promised land that might be a myth, Banyan makes shocking discoveries about his family, his past, and how far people will go to bring back the trees.

Why Am I Waiting?

Seriously?!? Did you not read that description?? This book just oozes read me lol. I'm not sure if this is the final cover or not but I like it. Plus I wonder what type of creature the locusts are zombie,vampire, cannibal,alien, or like a mutated actual locust. So many awesome possibilities. I heard this book might be given out at BEA so you know..... (hint,hint *cough*) LOL!!

That wraps up my Waiting on Wednesday, leave me the link to yours so I can check it out as well! Have you heard of this book before? What type of creatures do you think the locusts are? Let me Know In The Comments Below! I love reading your responses.

31 comments:

  1. Whoa! I haven't heard of this one, but those locusts sound insane...definitely sound like some zombie-locusts to me. Not sure if I like the cover...the guy on it actually looks like a zombie himself. :P

    Here’s my WoW post! Happy Wednesday! :D

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    1. I only heard about this book around a month ago, it didn't even have a cover when I first read a blurb about it. On the Author's FB he mentioned about a cover so don't know if this is it or another is coming.

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  2. Woot! Great pick Kristin! It had me at 'tree builder'. Lol! It seems awesome... I don't know if I'll be able to wait till November though. -.- That's when my WoW is coming out too, and I'm so excited! Also, the cover. Instant love. I could stare at it all day long. Seriously. It's so freaking cool! And for that alone (even thought I know they say never judge a book by its cover, blah blah, blah) it's on the top of my TBR list. Thanks for stopping by my WoW hun <3

    xx
    Riya (The Teen Book Guru)

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  3. I hadn't heard of this book before, but I love the cover and the blurb. It sounds like this book has a lot of potential. Great pick!

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    1. I'm always happy when I share a book nobody has heard of yet/ when I find pages with ones I haven't heard of also.

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  4. I love the idea of flesh-eating locusts. Fantastic pick. I'm a new follower, you have a great blog. Please check out my WoW.

    Thanks!
    Anna @ Wandering Librarians

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    1. Thank you for the follow! Flesh Eating Locusts sound super fun, I agree.

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  5. Wow. This book sounds crazy intense. Not really my style, but I'm sure tons of people will love it.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This does sound like it will be a wonderful book to read.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    My WoW: http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2024

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  7. Ooooo, this is a totally new one to me! Sounds very intriguing though. Thanks for sharing!

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    My WoW

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  8. I haven't heard of this one before. Sounds like an interesting take on a dystopian, with some sci-fi/fantasy going on, too.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. A scary pick but sounds super exciting! Thanks for stopping by Talk Supe WoW

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  10. Ohh now isn't this a new book for me. I shall have to add this on my ever growing pile!

    My WoW picks here

    Jay
    We Fancy Books

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  11. This kinda reminds me of Waterworld with the "last of the..." and the human map. I'm still going to add this to my TBR though!

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    1. Your right on that comparison now that you mention it.

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  12. OK, I am so going to put this on my list! Awesome, thanks Kristin!

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  13. Neato! Cool pick!
    Mine is here: http://bookhavenextraordinaire.blogspot.com/2012/05/hyperventilating-on-wednesday-my-super.html

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  14. I've never heard about this book before. I'm defintely going to have to check it out! The premise is really interesting.

    Thanks for the cool find.

    My Wishlist

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  15. You're totally right, this just oozes read me! Didn't hear much about it, but I can't wait to get my hands on it now!

    New follower! Thanks for your comment on my blog! Would love to see you there again @ www.mystorywithyouandher.blogspot.com >:)

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    1. Thank you so much for the Follow!!

      I just love books that ooze read me :)

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  16. I want to know what the locusts are too. Maybe the insects that swarm and are eating people now - evolution!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  17. Locusts! Those always catch my attention! LOL aww there are no tress so Banyan builds them. That's cool. Sounds way interesting
    Thanks for visiting My WOW!

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  18. This sounds crazy! I'm an awesome way.

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  19. This book sounds AMAZING! I'll definitely add it on my TBR list!
    Thanks for stopping by on my blog and happy reading :D

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  21. Hi there!! I'm so glad you're looking forward to ROOTLESS, and thrilled that you featured the book on your fantastic blog! We went through a lot of iterations of the cover over the last six months and I'm so happy with the final artwork, which you can see by coming by my facebook page:
    http://www.facebook.com/ChrisHowardBooks
    Also - there WILL be ARCs available at BEA! Can't wait for you to read the book!
    CHEERS!
    Chris

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    1. Thanks, to bad Im not ableto go to BEA or Id totally try and grab one.

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  22. Right on. I thought from your post you might be going... but no worries - I'll request an ARC be sent to you ASAP!! Have a great holiday weekend!

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