Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (September 5)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This weekly meme shares the upcoming books that I'm most excited about.

Beta (Annex 1) by Rachel Cohn

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. (From Goodreads)

Published by Disney Hyperion
Release Date: October 16, 2012


Tales of Whimsy said...

Sounds aweeesome.

mk said...

This one sounds pretty interesting and I even request it from NetGalley but unfortunately I didn't get the e-ARC. I hope to get a chance to read it soon. Great pick!
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Tanya Patrice said...

This sounds fantastic! And the cover is pretty gorgeous too.

Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

I"m really excited for this one as well!!! She's going to be in my area in a couple months and I'm so excited!! Great pick :)

Anna @ Literary Exploration
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Katie said...

This one sounds awesome. I have an ARC on my shelf and I need to read it soon. Great WoW pick!

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