Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that allows readers to showcase eagerly awaited upcoming releases.
This week I’ve picked Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy
- Expected publication: January 28th 2014 by Arthur A. Levine Books
- Series: Divided We Fall, Book 1
- Genres: Dystopian
- Goodreads / The Book Depository
From the author of the acclaimed Words in the Dust: an action-packed YA novel set in a frighteningly plausible near future, about what happens when the States are no longer United.
Danny Wright never thought he’d be the man to bring down the United States of America. In fact, he enlisted in the National Guard because he wanted to serve his country the way his father did. When the Guard is called up on the Idaho governor’s orders to police a protest in Boise, it seems like a routine crowd-control mission … but then Danny’s gun misfires, spooking the other soldiers and the already fractious crowd, and by the time the smoke clears, twelve people are dead.
The president wants the soldiers arrested. The governor swears to protect them. And as tensions build on both sides, the conflict slowly escalates toward the unthinkable: a second American civil war.
With political questions that are popular in American culture yet rare in YA fiction, and a provocative plot that could far too easily become real, Divided We Fall is Trent Reedy’s very timely YA debut
I love the cover, and I’m very excited about this. Divided We Fall doesn’t sound like usual dystopian story: it’s still set in the world as we know it. Maybe it’ll be closer to an apocalyptic novel?
Anyway, I’m getting caught up in classifying it – it sounds great, and I’m hoping to kick-start the Debut Author Challenge in 2014 with it!