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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Hi there, loves! I love Wednesdays so much, don't you? And it's all thanks to Jill at Breaking the Spine, isn't it? Time to gush over books and admire all our favorite covers!

It's gonna be great.

I'm really super super crazy excited about my pick this week, however I will try not to go insane on you. :)

Elsie Chapman
Would you live through the ultimate test of survival?
The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.
Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.
Elsie Chapman’s suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better.
So, I am insanely excited for this one. Like insanely, crazy excited. Elsie is the sweetest person ever and totally one of my favorite people.

And besides that, this book just sounds amazing! How could you ever face yourself? That's a battle that seems potentially impossible to win. How do you beat someone who knows you literally as well as you know yourself?

It promises a unique dystopian, and I'm looking forward to it.

It's about a test of survival. The ultimate test. And it's one that you have a pretty good chance of losing. So how far will you go, what will you do to win? To live?

And that cover. It is just heartachingly gorgeous. I look at it and just melt. It makes me insanely happy! The girl and the background are so dramatic, and that lettering is red is so bold but so not at the same time. I completely and totally love the cover like it's my child or something.

(Anyone have an ARC of this one I can borrow, by the way?)

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?
Link me up! :)


  1. I have this one on my to-read list and I can't wait to read it. I'm really looking forward to it's release. Great pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.

  2. Oo I haven't heard of this one. Great pick!

    My WoW

  3. I am so excited for this one too! And I love how they did the cover, I think it is perfect! Great pick! :)
    My W.O.W.

  4. I think that this one sounds so awesome! I can't wait to read it! Awesome choice!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  5. I'm looking forward to this one too, great pick!

    Leeanna @

  6. Cover - feel - vibes - all brilliant. OMG. Annabelle, I'm with you on this one - how can she win this battle? I can't even wait to see how! :D

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

  7. I want to read this so badly! Great choice, and I do love the cover.

    Check out my WOW.

  8. I was waiting on this one last week!!! I'm really looking forward to it, it Just hope they put it up on NetGalley again! Great pick :)

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
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  9. YES YES YES!!!!! I'm so waiting for this one! It looks so amazing! Ditto all the way. Fantastical pick this week Anna! Stop by MY WOW? <3Inky Book Haven Extraordinaire

  10. Yeah, great pick! :D I've been keeping an eye on this one for a while now.

    Take a look at my WoW.

  11. I'm super excited for this one as well. I wonder what will happen when she faces herself. I have a feeling she won't be able to kill herself and she will see that her other self isn't evil and that something strange is going on! Great pick!
    My WOW

  12. GAHHH Dualed sounds so epic. *o* I am beyond excited for this one. Why must 2013 be so far away!? D;

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  13. YES!!! This one is on my list too! Sounds SO good! Great pick! Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

  14. I cannot wait to read this one. I have already heard such good things about it. The wait is going to be torture. Great WoW pick!


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