So lets start with my Waiting on Wednesday. I love doing this meme every Wednesday. "Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're anticipating.
THIS WEEKS BOOK I'M EAGERLY WAITING FOR IS...
Title: The Scorpion Rules
Authors: Erin Bow
Published Date: September 22nd, 2015
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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A world battered by climate shift and war turns to an ancient method of keeping peace: the exchange of hostages. The Children of Peace - sons and daughters of kings and presidents and generals - are raised together in small, isolated schools called Prefectures. There, they learn history and political theory, and are taught to gracefully accept what may well be their fate: to die if their countries declare war.
Greta Gustafsen Stuart, Duchess of Halifax and Crown Princess of the Pan-Polar Confederation, is the pride of the North American Prefecture. Learned and disciplined, Greta is proud of her role in keeping the global peace — even though, with her country controlling two-thirds of the world’s most war-worthy resource — water — she has little chance of reaching adulthood alive.
Enter Elián Palnik, the Prefecture’s newest hostage and biggest problem. Greta’s world begins to tilt the moment she sees Elián dragged into the school in chains. The Prefecture’s insidious surveillance, its small punishments and rewards, can make no dent in Elián, who is not interested in dignity and tradition, and doesn’t even accept the right of the UN to keep hostages.
What will happen to Elián and Greta as their two nations inch closer to war?
Woah, this book sounds so crazy! I mean, keeping the peace by having hostages...that is a scary world. Then if there's a war, you kill them... What really hooked though, was the part where it says they dragged Elián to school in chains O.O On top of that he sounds like the more sane one in that place because who would actually agrees to this crazy system of peace. Any who, I am still crazy to read it and will be looking forward to it in September!
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