Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (33)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

My pick this week:
The Farm
Emily McKay
Release date: December 4th, 2012
by Berkley Books (Penguin)

Life was different in the Before: before the Ticks began devouring humans in a deadly swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined “for their own protection.” These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…

And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.

Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan. Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices—like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won’t be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to help…

Carter was a schoolmate of Lily’s in the Before. Managing to evade capture until now, he has valuable knowledge of the outside world. But like everyone on the Farm, Carter has his own agenda, and he knows that behind the Ticks is an even more dangerous threat to the human race...

So I just found this like, 10 minutes ago while looking at upcoming books for my WoW. And can I just say, Squeeeee. Ok, this sounds SO up my alley it's like it was made for me! That's right, the author saw my horror talks on Twitter and wrote this! I swear! TICKS!! KILLER TICKS! This whole blurb has me drooling. *grabby hands*

Sidenote: Emily McKay is part of the group of authors who wrote The International Kissing Club :)

What's are you waiting on this week?
Link me up! :)