Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (39)


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine. For this week's Waiting On Wednesday I chose *drumroll* The Disappeared by C.J. Harper

The Disappeared



Author: C.J. Harper
Page Count: 384
Publisher: Simon&Schuster UK
Expected Publication:
January 31,2013

In a future where children are segregated into institutions that range from comfortable “Learning Communities” to prison-like “Local Academies”, seventeen-year-old Jackson is an academic high flyer, living in a top Learning Community and destined for a position in the Leadership. But when he is sent with his best friend Wilson to deliver a package to a factory block, the two boys are attacked, leaving Jackson badly beaten and Wilson dead.

Confused and upset, Jackson returns to his Learning Community only to be dismissed by his teachers who claim not to know him. Sent to an Academy, an institute set up to train factory workers, Jackson finds himself immersed in a world that couldn’t be further removed than the comfortable life he’s used to; a harsh, violent, semi-articulate society where the students have created their own hierarchy based on fighting ability.

Using his wits to survive, Jackson starts to realize that his whole life has been based on half-truths. And in order to survive he needs to expose the lies that surround the Academy and find out the truth about who he really is. As he builds alliances and begins to educate those closest to him, a plan for rebellion and escape gradually comes into shape...

Why Am I Waiting
This book sounds so different than anything else I've read lately. It's also neat to see a British Dystopian. I can't wait to read this and hope it lives up to my expectations.

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? If so, Do you plan on reading it? What do you think of the cover? Let me Know In The Comments Below! I love reading your responses.

9 comments:

  1. Oooohhh... This sounds VERY intriguing. Awesome pick! :D

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  2. I like the sound of this book. I'm really into the Dystopian genre at the moment, so this looks right up my alley!

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    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

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  3. Wow now this looks awesome! :) I haven't seen this book before but I so love the cover. I'm adding this on my to-read list :) Thanks for sharing and stopping by :)

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  4. Oooh, sounds amazing! Just the sort of dystopian I like. I have not heard of this one, so thanks for suggesting it!

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  5. Awesome pick. How come I hadn't heard of this one before. I definitely plan on reading this one now. Thanks!

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    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

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  6. This sounds great. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  7. Didn't hear about this one before, but it sounds interesting. Thanks for featuring it! And thanks for stopping by my WOW. Happy holidays!
    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams

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