Waiting on Wednesday (39): Elusion by Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam

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:

by Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam
Release Date:  March 18, 2014
Published by Katherine Tegen Books

Soon, Elusion® will change the world and life as we know it.

A new technology called Elusion is sweeping the country. An app, visor and wristband will virtually transport you to an exotic destination where adventure can be pursued without the complications—or consequences—of real life.

Regan is an Elusion insider. Or at least she used to be. Her father invented the program, and her best friend, Patrick, heir to the tech giant Orexis, is about to release it nationwide. But ever since her father’s unexpected death, Regan can’t bear to Escape, especially since waking up from the dream means crashing back to her grim reality.

Still, when there are rumors of trouble in Elusion—accusations that it’s addictive and dangerous— Regan is determined to defend it. But the critics of Elusion come from surprising sources, including Josh, the handsome skeptic with his own personal stakes. As Regan investigates the claims, she discovers a disturbing web of secrets. She will soon have to choose between love and loyalty…a decision that will affect the lives of millions.

Suspense, thrills, and romance fuel this near-future story about the seductive nature of a perfect virtual world, and how far one girl will go to uncover the truth behind the illusions. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)

I absolutely love that cover, and the sci-fi nerdgirl in me is squeeing at that synopsis!  I can’t wait to read this one!

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll try to stop by your blog! 


  1. Aly

    January 22, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I'm in love with the cover, which is reason enough for me to read it, but then the premise sounds so addicting. I think 2014 is just a great year for Harper Young adult. I want them all.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My WoW

  2. Nikki R

    January 22, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    I am suuuuper excited to read this, too! I've read very few books where a virtual world played a huge part, other than Under the Never Sky, but the idea has always fascinated me, and this one sounds amazing. :D

  3. dandelionnwine

    January 23, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Oh wow that cover looks amazing! And it sounds good, I'll have to add it to my list. Good choice. :D

    Denise @ Dandelionn Wine Book Blog | WoW

  4. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    January 23, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    I don't know that I want to read this, but that cover is purty! ;)

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