Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday: Week 34

My pick this week is:

The Line by Teri Hall

Set in the near future, THE LINE chronicles the adventures of fifteen year old Rachel Quillen. Since her father died in a war, Rachel and her mother, Vivian, have lived in relative isolation on a place called The Property. It's the home of Ms. Moore, a taciturn woman who makes her living growing orchids. She hired Rachel’s mother as a housekeeper, even though she sensed Vivian was in some sort of trouble. Ms. Moore couldn’t be too picky, for there are reasons that good help is hard to find when you live too near the Line.

The National Border Defense System is an impenetrable barrier intended to protect the Unified States from invasion. Because of an impending attack, construction of the System had to be rushed, and the last section—called the Line—was built inside the U.S. border. When it was hastily activated, it created a permanent division between those lucky enough to be on the U.S. side and those who were not. Families were ripped apart, lovers separated. The territory left unprotected became known as Away; the abandoned unfortunates who survived the enemy attack became the Others. Over the years frightening stories circulated about the Others, stories about strange abilities and evil intentions. The Line became a place to avoid.

For Rachel, the activation of the Line is just a history lesson; it happened long before she was born. Life on The Property has been good, if rather dull, and the Line is just something that has always been there. But things are about to change in ways she never imagined and suddenly the world outside The Property—a world of government control and corruption, where people without power or influence have few choices—begins to intrude.


My Thoughts:

Ooh, I love this types of futuristic books! Plus, the cover is really cool looking. For Lost fans, doesn't the cover remind you of a scene that you would see in an episode? I think so. Unfournatly, this dosen't come out till March 4, 2010. :(

9 comments:

  1. I love these kind of books. This sounds so cool. I think that this is the tenners books I'm most looking forward to.

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  2. I'm really looking forward to this one. It sounds fantastic!! Great choice.

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  3. Sounds GOOD! I'm making a note of this one!

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  4. Not my usual type of book but it still sounds awesome.

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  5. Ooo. Ever since I read Hunger Games, I've been really into Dystopian books. This one looks great.

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  6. I'm also looking forward to this one. Sounds very interesting.

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  7. Another good recommendation. Shuffling off to amazon to add to wish list. (Karen)

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  8. This does look really good!

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  9. I just saw this and wanted to thank you so much for the mention! There is a sequel to The Line too, called Away (Dial 2011). I hope you enjoy them!

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