Waiting On Wednesday (115) City Of Savages by Lee Kelly

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine where readers showcase which books they are highly anticipating. This week I'm turning my spotlight on City of Savages by Lee Kelly.

Expected Publication:
February 3, 2015 by Simon & Schuster

It’s been nearly two decades since the Red Allies first attacked New York, and Manhattan is now a prisoner-of-war camp, ruled by Warden Rolladin and her brutal, impulsive warlords. For 17-year-old Skyler Miller, Manhattan is a cage that keeps her from the world beyond the city’s borders. But for Sky’s 16-year-old sister, Phee, the P.O.W. camp is a dangerous playground of possibility, and the only home she’d ever want.

When Sky and Phee discover their mom’s hidden journal from the outbreak of the war, they both realize there’s more to Manhattan—and their mother—than either of them had ever imagined. And after a group of strangers arrives at the annual P.O.W. census, the girls begin to uncover the island’s long-kept secrets. The strangers hail from England, a country supposedly destroyed by the Red Allies, and Rolladin’s lies about Manhattan’s captivity begin to unravel.

Hungry for the truth, the sisters set a series of events in motion that ends in the death of one of Rolladin’s guards. Now they’re outlaws, forced to join the strange Englishmen on an escape mission through Manhattan. Their flight takes them into subways haunted by cannibals, into the arms of a sadistic cult in the city’s Meatpacking District, and, through the pages of their mom’s old journal, into the island’s dark and shocking past. Sky and Phee are dependent on each other, and their ragged posse, for survival, but as their feelings grow toward the handsome English boy Ryder, love and jealousy threaten to break them apart.

Why Am I Waiting?
City Of Savages sounds like Escape from New York meets Red Dawn with a WWII slant that also happens to be a Dystopian (phew that's a lot of genre crossing). Needless to say I need to read this one cause it sounds awesome. Not really digging the cover but since it is still  few months from publication that could easily change. 
Since I'm curious, Have you heard of City of Savages before? 
If so, Do you plan on reading it?

Sound off in the comments below. I love to read your responses. 
That about wraps up my Waiting On Wednesday for this week. Feel free to leave a link to your Wednesday memes in the comments below, I love finding new books to read. Like what you see? Please share!


  1. This sounds so interesting! On first glance I thought it was just going to be another post-apocalyptic novel (nothing wrong with that!) but this seems so original. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my WoW!

  2. This looks interesting! And, if there must be a love triangle, at least it seems that it will be two girls instead of two boys. Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

  3. The title sounds so... intriguing! I haven't read it but it sounds like it's worth picking up!

    - Sam @ Falling Books

    P.S I nominated you for the Sister of the World Blogging Award (here!)

  4. Dig the title, totally, but it sounds like a lot of genres crossing, that's for sure. And I don't think it'd be really my type of thing. Although I did like the Red Dawn movie very much...
    My WoW

  5. I'm really excited for this book too. I love the cover and the blurb for it. I will definitely be picking this up when it releases! Great pick! :)

    Nick - My WoW

  6. I actually picked this one last week as my WOW. Great pick. It sounds like my type of book.

    Grace @ Books of Love


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