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Waiting on Wednesday: Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

Expected Release Date: October 14, 2014

Graduating from high school is a time of limitless possibilities—but not for Glory, who has no plan for what’s next. Her mother committed suicide when Glory was only four years old, and she’s never stopped wondering if she will eventually go the same way…until a transformative night when she begins to experience an astonishing new power to see a person’s infinite past and future. From ancient ancestors to many generations forward, Glory is bombarded with visions—and what she sees ahead of her is terrifying.

A tyrannical new leader raises an army. Women’s rights disappear. A violent second civil war breaks out. And young girls vanish daily, sold off or interned in camps. Glory makes it her mission to record everything she sees, hoping her notes will somehow make a difference. She may not see a future for herself, but she’ll do everything in her power to make sure this one doesn’t come to pass.

(summary via Goodreads)

This is probably one of the most-anticipated YA books coming out this fall, and it’s easy to see why.  Not only is King a powerhouse in the YA world, but the novel itself looks to be a fairly fresh take on the dystopian/post-apocalyptic genre.  There’s something about this one that reminds me of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which is one of my favorite books of all time.  So yeah, I’m looking forward to this one.

What are you waiting on this week?


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