This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Legend by Marie Lu
The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America's two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history....
Born into the slums of Los Angeles, fifteen-year old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. A mysterious boy with no recorded image or fingerprints. A boy who should no longer exist. A boy who watches over his family until one evening, when the plague patrols mark his family's door with an X--the sign of plague infection. A death sentence for any family too poor to afford the antidote. Desperate, Day has no choice; he must steal it.
Born to an elite family in Los Angeles' wealthy Ruby sector, fifteen-year old June is the Republic's most promising prodigy. A superintelligent girl destined for great things in the country's highest military circles. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country--until the day her brother Metias is murdered while on patrol during a break-in at the plague hospital.
Only one person could be responsible.
And now it's June's mission to hunt him down.
The truth they'll uncover will become legend.
(summary taken from Goodreads)Release Date: November 28, 2011
I have a weakness for dystopian books right now and Legend is one that's been staring at me for so long! Plus, I'm kind of starting to adore the whole two-points-of-view thing — I'm sure Marie Lu will write this one awesomely!
And their names make me smile. Day & June both sound so summery! :)
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU WAITING FOR?