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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday: The Hunt + The Raft

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 304

Summary: In a world where humans have been eaten to near extinction, seventeen-year-old Gene has only managed to survive by painstakingly concealing his true species. If the bloodthirsty creatures surrounding him knew what he really was—a human—he would be devoured swiftly and terribly. When Gene is chosen to participate in the government-sponsored hunt for the last remaining humans, it thrusts him into the fight of his life—and into the path of a human girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible. Now, he must learn the art of the hunt and elude his fellow hunters whose suspicions about his true human nature are growing. But most importantly, Gene and the girl he loves must find a way to forge a life together in a brutal world that’s bent on their destruction.

The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: August 21, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 240

Summary: Robie, 16, lives with her family on the Midway atoll, a group of islands in the middle of the Pacific. Her parents are scientists; it’s an isolated life. Robie enjoys visiting her aunt in Hawaii – she gets back and forth on a cargo plane that brings supplies to Midway. During a visit, her aunt is called to the mainland for a work emergency, leaving Robie to get home on her own. On her flight back to Midway the cargo plane hits nasty weather, and goes down. It’s just Robie, the pilot, and Max, a co-pilot she’s never met till this flight, on board. Robie is pulled aboard a raft by Max, who is injured and slipping in and out of consciousness. They have a bag of candy and very little water between them. When they finally reach an island that seems abandoned, Robie hopes they’ll be found quickly. But she’s not sure she was even on the flight manifest. Her parents must be looking for her…aren’t they?

What are your thoughts on these books?
(Add them to GoodReads: The Hunt / The Raft)


Miss Remmers said...

I love the cover of the raft! I love it! Adding this to my goodreads!

Jen Bigheart said...

Love SA! Great picks! said...

That's ok...they both sound amazing!!!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Awesome picks! I hadn't heard of the first one before,

Bookluvr Mindy said...

Both of these look really good! I'll have to check them out.

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Anonymous said...

Oooh, both sound really good and I love the covers!

LisaILJ said...

I hadn't heard of either of these before. The Raft sounds really good.

Mandy said...

Wow, I haven't seen either books around, but they both sound amazing. I will definitely be adding them to my list. The covers are really pretty!

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