First off, as always, thank you for the lovely comments on my Top Ten Tuesday post this week, this week’s topic was one of my favourites so far, and I’m glad so many of you enjoyed reading my list as much as I did writing it. Secondly I am back with yet another Wishlist Wednesday for you all! The topic of this week’s Wishlist Wednesday is a book I’ve been wanting to read for a while, another already released book rather than an anticipated release. As it’s been on my TBR for a while, I’m hoping to get to it over the summer.
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.
When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.
When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.
As all of you probably know by now, I’m obsessed with dystopian fiction. I’m always searching for something new to read in this genre, and I’m constantly amazed by the outpouring of great ideas. As soon as I read the synopsis, I knew it was the sort of book that I would absolutely love. Everything about it screams “me”, I love teens that have some sort of special ability, be it magic or psychic, and I’m really intrigued as to what Ruby’s abilities might be. The world sounds fantastic, dark and dangerous, just the kind of world that I love. I’ve heard some great reviews of this, and it sounds really different to other dystopians that I’ve read before. I’m really excited to dig into this world, hopefully this summer!
I will have another Wishlist Wednesday for you all next week, but tomorrow I will have another Thursday Quotables post, so look out for that!