Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Variant

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

My pick is Variant by Robison Wells
Expected publication date: 10/1/11

Here's the hook from Goodreads:

Benson Fisher thought a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life.
He was wrong.
Now he’s trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive.
Where breaking the rules equals death.
But when Benson stumbles upon the school’s real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escape—his only real hope for survival—may be impossible


  1. Ooh, haven't heard of this one, it sounds interesting!! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!!

  2. I love the sound of this one! It definitely has me intrigued, I want to know why the kids are monitored and death is the punishment for rule breaking:) Can't wait for October!

  3. This book sounds great! I can't wait to read it. Also, have you started the Where She Went giveaway? I couldn't find it on your page.

  4. Sounds a little scary - will have to put it on my wishlist.

  5. Thanks for the comments!
    I am giving away a signed copy of Where She Went by Gayle Forman, starting this Friday 4/15.

  6. love your books you chose! i'm a GFC follower of your blog now!

    mine are mostly dystopians! check out my list and follow me back?! =]