waiting on wednesday (40)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 |
I’m participating today in "Waiting On" Wednesday. It is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and its purpose is to spotlight eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

There are many subgenres that I feel I need more grounding in – if I had limitless time I’d do a lot more adult sci-fi reading, find stellar urban fantasy, and really go back to the ‘classics’ of speculative fiction to see what I missed when I was busy working my way through the college-bound recommended reading list in my high school years.  One genre I feel some guilt about but might actually make some headway in?  YA sci-fi.  I’ve already read some of the foundation titles, and if I dive in, I could ‘keep up.’  The new releases in the genre are too tempting to pass by, in any case.  Cori McCarthy’s The Color of Rain sounds fascinating.  It will be released on May 14, 2013 by Running Press.

the color of rain by cori mccarthy book cover
If there is one thing that seventeen-year-old Rain knows and knows well, it is survival. Caring for her little brother, Walker, who is "Touched," and losing the rest of her family to the same disease, Rain has long had to fend for herself on the bleak, dangerous streets of Earth City. When she looks to the stars, Rain sees escape and the only possible cure for Walker. And when a darkly handsome and mysterious captain named Johnny offers her passage to the Edge, Rain immediately boards his spaceship. Her only price: her "willingness." 

The Void cloaks many secrets, and Rain quickly discovers that Johnny's ship serves as host for an underground slave trade for the Touched...and a prostitution ring for Johnny's girls. With hair as red as the bracelet that indicates her status on the ship, the feeling of being a marked target is not helpful in Rain's quest to escape. Even worse, Rain is unsure if she will be able to pay the costs of love, family, hope, and self-preservation. 

With intergalactic twists and turns, Cori M. McCarthy's debut space thriller exists in an orbit of its own.

What books are you waiting on?


Little Miss Becky said...

This sounds like a really interesting story, though possibly a little too sci-fi for my personal tastes. Definitely sounds gritty and intense, though! Great choice!

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Oooh sounds like a really good read! Great pick and Happy Halloween :)

Here's my WoW!

biochemguy said...

The book does sound interesting though I am definitely not a fan of that cover. Thanks for sharing, oh and new follower (Frodosco - GFC)! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

Kelly said...

Wow, there's a LOT going on in that blurb. Sounds like The Color of Rain will have a lot of world-building, and I love the Sci-Fi elements; great pick!

My WoW pick this week is Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green

Anonymous said...

Um, wow. This sounds kind of amazing. Definitely adding this one to my wishlist since it seems right up my alley. Great pick!

Tales of Whimsy said...

O interesting. Nice choice.

Liviania said...

Eek, that's quite a summary.

I feel like YA sci-fi is really taking off, which makes me happy. But yeah, I'd love infinite time to catch up in various genres.

Cecelia said...

Liviania: I know (about the summary)! Part of me is like: will it be a trainwreck? Must know!

Book Sake said...

A space thriller - very cool pick!

- Jessica @ Book Sake

Gaby G said...

Sounds intense! Nice pick :)

Ruby // Rustled Pages said...

Days of Blood and Starlight - still! *sigh* Lovin' your blog by the way :P
Ruby - http://feedmebooksnow.blogspot.co.uk

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