Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday 20 - Restoring Harmony

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine. This week's choice is:

Restoring Harmony by Joëlle Anthony - Release Date: May 13, 2010
The year is 2041, and sixteen-year-old Molly McClure has lived a relatively quiet life on an isolated farming island in Canada, but when her family fears the worst may have happened to her grandparents in the US, Molly must brave the dangerous, chaotic world left after global economic collapse—one of massive oil shortages, rampant crime, and abandoned cities.

Molly is relieved to find her grandparents alive in their Portland suburb, but they’re financially ruined and practically starving. What should’ve been a quick trip turns into a full-fledged rescue mission. And when Molly witnesses something the local crime bosses wishes she hadn’t, Molly’s only way home may be to beat them at their own game. Luckily, there’s a handsome stranger who’s willing to help.

Restoring Harmony is a riveting, fast-paced dystopian tale complete with adventure and romance that readers will devour.

So, I love dystopian. I can never get enough of people's imagining how it all goes wrong. I find this one particularly interesting because it's based on something very real right now, rather than zombies or the Mayan calendar (both of which are also awesome ideas). I especially love the cover and am very curious to know why she's carrying what looks like a violin. This is Joëlle Anthony's debut novel. It's on my debut authors challenge list. Is it on yours?


Wendy said...

I love the cover and I just added this one to my wishlist. I love dystopian too, and am glad you told me about this one!!

GREAT choice :)

Alayne said...

Ooh thanks for posting this! Looks fabulous. My WOW and review of Day For Night by Frederick Reiken are at The Crowded Leaf.

Mama Bookworm said...

This book sounds really good. I actually had it on my wish list last weekend. I’ve turned into a total dystopian addict.

Book Sake said...

You are so right - this one looks very interesting and I too want to know why she's carrying the case.

My pick is at BookSake.

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