I actually was won over by this book trailer, which rarely happens. But the trailer is great – go check it out.
Author: Dan Wells
Expected publication: February 28th 2012 by HarperTEEN The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.
Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic in training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws threaten to launch what’s left of humanity into civil war, and she’s not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will discover that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.
Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.
I really enjoy the young adult that comes out of the Harlequin publishing house. I’m hoping that this looker is going to live up to the other greats that have come hot off those presses — that was so cheesy. I’m sorry, it’s late!
Title: Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries #1)
Author: Michele Vail
Expected publication: February 28th 2012 by Harlequin Teen The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird…
Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath.
Within days, she’s shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. Who seems to hate her guts.
Rath will be watching closely to be sure she completes her first assignment-reaping Rick, the boy who should have died. The boy she still wants to be with.
To make matters worse, students at the academy start turning up catatonic, and accusations fly—against Molly. The only way out of this mess? To go through hell. Literally.
If you want to participate in a Desperately Wanting Wednesday, you are more then welcome to join in. Here are buttons and a link-up list to leave your post URL:
<a href="http://parajunkee.com/category/feature/wanting" target="_blank"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7027/6678961827_53a3b81485_o.png" alt="Desperatly Wanting Wednesday, hosted by Parajunkee's View" width="350" height="233" border="0" /></a>
<a href="http://parajunkee.com/category/feature/wanting" target="_blank"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/6678961893_f194d1e8ba_o.png" alt="Desperatly Wanting Wednesday, hosted by Parajunkee's View" width="400" height="421" border="0" /></a>