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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

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

Pub. Date: November 2011
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Format: Hardcover , 336pp
Age Range: Young Adult
Words are the most dangerous weapon of all.

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can’t be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.

The summary of this book sounds really good. A dark dystopian and a mysterious Hottie, sign me up!  So this is my pick. What are you waiting for?


  1. Great pick! I just read it and I liked it. It has some fantasy elements as well.... :) You can check out my review on my blog if you are interested!

  2. Sounds good! I've seen this around for a while now, hope it's good as it sounds! :)

  3. OOh nice pick! Just read this last week and it was pretty good considering it doesn't have a whole lot of paranormal in it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. I'm so excited for The Pledge as well! I love the cover and the premise for the dystopian world sounds really good.

  5. I'm so adding this to my list. Thanks.

  6. This sounds like a great read (love the cover)! Thanks for the recommendation. I hope you have an awesome weekend!

    Also, I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :)


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