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Title: The Walled City by Ryan GraudinWant? Add to your Goodreads list!
Release Date: November 4th 2014
Published by: Little, Brown
Summary (from Goodreads):
There are three rules in the Walled City: Run fast. Trust no one. Always carry your knife. Right now, my life depends completely on the first. Run, run, run.
Jin, Mei Yee, and Dai all live in the Walled City, a lawless labyrinth run by crime lords and overrun by street gangs. Teens there run drugs or work in brothels—or, like Jin, hide under the radar. But when Dai offers Jin a chance to find her lost sister, Mei Yee, she begins a breathtaking race against the clock to escape the Walled City itself.
Why I'm waiting for The Walled City:
Because it sounds seriously awesome. I'm not sure if it's just because the summary was written in a way that'll make a person curious to know more (as all summaries are supposed to do), but come on. A lawless labyrinth. Gangs. A girl who wants to get out of a walled city to save her sister. Imagine the adrenaline rush it'll bring. The adrenaline filled, action packed scenes. That makes me unusually excited, wow. Sign me up for this!
Title: Dissonance (Dissonance #1) by Erica O'RourkeWant? Add to your Goodreads list!
Release Date: July 22nd 2014
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Summary (from Goodreads):
Delancy Sullivan has always known there’s more to reality than what people see. Every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world branches off from the existing one. Eating breakfast or skipping it, turning left instead of right, sneaking out instead of staying in bed ~ all of these choices create an alternate universe in which an echo self takes the road not travelled and makes the opposite decision. As a Walker, someone who can navigate between these worlds, Del’s job is to keep all of the dimensions in harmony.
Normally, Del can hear the dissonant frequency that each world emits as clear as a bell. But when a training session in an off-key world goes horribly wrong, she is forbidden from Walking by the Council. But Del’s not big on following the rules and she secretly starts to investigate these other worlds. Something strange is connecting them and it’s not just her random encounters with echo versions of the guy she likes, Simon Lane.
But Del’s decisions have unimaginable consequences and, as she begins to fall for the Echo Simons in each world, she draws closer to a truth that the Council of Walkers is trying to hide ~ a secret that threatens the fate of the entire multiverse.
Why I'm waiting for Dissonance:
Two words: Alternate universes! Or fine, parallel words! (Still two words.) I've never read a book that deals with what happens in other worlds, or the "roads less travelled", so this one sure made me curious. What a fresh sounding concept!
What are your picks this week?