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Waiting on Wednesday (3): What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:
Kat Zhang
Release Date:  September 18, 2012
by Harper

NEVER LET ME GO meets HIS DARK MATERIALS in a beautiful, haunting YA debut, the first book in The Hybrid Trilogy.

Eva and Addie live in a world where everyone is born with two souls, but where only the dominant one is allowed to survive childhood. Fifteen years old, and closer even than twins, the girls are keeping Eva, the ‘second soul’, a secret. They know that it’s forbidden to be hybrid, but how could they ever be apart?

When a dramatic event reveals what really happens to hybrids if they are discovered, Eva and Addie face a dangerous fight for survival, neither wanting to be the one left behind…(UK summary)(From Goodreads)

I heard about this book less than a month ago and it has already become one of my favorite covers of all time and one of my most anticipated reads of 2012.  I absolutely love books like this – ones that are definitely dystopian but seem to be heavily influenced by Sci-Fi, even if they’re not hard SF themselves.  And that cover!  It’s so pretty, and I love how there is the face inside of the silhouette of a profile!  It’s not only an awesome cover, but it totally seems to fit the book, which makes it that much cooler in my opinion. I can’t wait for September to get here!

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog!  And don’t forget to check out our upcoming Catch Wither Fever Read-Along event!

19 Comments

  1. Traci @ The Reading Geek

    March 14, 2012 at 5:13 am

    What's Left of Me sounds so good! I definitely have this one on my list. I agree with you, I love books that are dystopian but were influenced by sci-fi. I also love the cover!

    My WOW
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  2. Nick

    March 14, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Sounds pretty interesting.
    Dystopian novels are gradually becoming a favorite of mine!
    Great choice! :)

    Check out my WoW :
    http://nicksbookblog93.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-9-breathe-by-sarah.html

    New follower ! :)

    Nick @ Nick's Book Blog

  3. Kimberley@sunnykimmylovinglife

    March 14, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Oh I discovered this one a few weeks ago and I'm dying to read it. It sounds so good. And unique, which is so hard to find these days.
    My WoW

  4. Shellie

    March 14, 2012 at 5:35 am

    OoOo this sounds like it will be a really good read. I haven't read one like this before. Thanks for sharing!
    Shellie @ Creative Reads

  5. June G

    March 14, 2012 at 5:36 am

    For the life of me, I can't understand what they mean by having two souls! Guess I'll have to read it to find out. I think this is a new title from what the author had originally. I believe that's what I read on her blog. Good choice.

  6. Tiffany (Tiffany Reads)

    March 14, 2012 at 6:03 am

    I'm really excited for this one! The cover is gorgeous and the summary sounds very intriguing. I can't wait to read this one. Great pick :)

  7. Van Pham

    March 14, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Just discovered this book a week ago, sounds amazing! Looking forward to reading it too.

    check out my WoW?

    http://shortandsweetreviews.blogspot.com/2012/03/wow-waiting-on-wednesday-28.html

  8. MissKimberlyStardust

    March 14, 2012 at 7:50 am

    I can't wait to give this one a try! It sounds a lot like The Host by Stephanie Meyer (which I loved). Thanks for sharing!! My WoW

    Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      March 14, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      Yes, it does!!! I LOVED The Host, too! I liked it much much more than I liked the Twilight series.

  9. Kim

    March 14, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I love the concept of having two souls, it's definitely intriguing! Plus it's a dystopia which I love so I really can't wait for it! Great pick :)

    Kim @ The Paper Planes

  10. J.R.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:46 am

    LOVE the concept of this book! Off to add it to my wishlist. :)

    new follower

    http://jrafterdark.blogspot.com/2012/03/wow-something-like-normal-by-trish.html

  11. Jenni

    March 14, 2012 at 11:03 am

    The idea behind this book is so fascinating. I added it to my TBR list immediately after seeing the cover and reading the blurb :) Great pick!
    New follower ♥
    – Jenni (my WoW)

  12. Carina

    March 14, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Beautiful cover, VERY intriguing summary –> I NEED IT. :D This sounds like a really unique read, so I hope that we'll all like it once it's released. :)

    Carina
    Fictional Distraction

  13. Mandi Kaye

    March 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    First, that cover is awesome.

    Second, I *need* to read this book!

    My WoW

  14. fakesteph

    March 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    This sounds so good!! I had seen the cover before, but hadn't read the description. I can't wait to read it!

  15. Laura @ My Enchanted Bookshelf

    March 14, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Yep I just added that one to my Goodreads list! It looks sooo good thank you for sharing :)) New follower; feel free to stop by My WoW

  16. Laura

    March 15, 2012 at 2:52 am

    This one sounds SOOO good! Can't wait to read it!

  17. Sarah@Catching Books

    March 16, 2012 at 2:39 am

    This book sounds awesome!! I will be sure to add it to my wishlist pile!!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my blog :D

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