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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (107): Orleans + Proxy

Hello lovely readers! How's Wednesday on your sides of the world? Me? I'm pretty good, aside from the weather which seems to be on PMS mode and changing so quickly. Anyway! We're on a dystopia, sci-fi kick today, as evident on our picks. Check them out and tell us your thoughts about it!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
Release Date: March 7th 2013
Published by: Putnam Juvenile
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Summary (from Goodreads):

First came the storms.
Then came the Fever.
And the Wall.

After a string of devastating hurricanes and a severe outbreak of Delta Fever, the Gulf Coast has been quarantined. Years later, residents of the Outer States are under the assumption that life in the Delta is all but extinct… but in reality, a new primitive society has been born.

Fen de la Guerre is living with the O-Positive blood tribe in the Delta when they are ambushed. Left with her tribe leader’s newborn, Fen is determined to get the baby to a better life over the wall before her blood becomes tainted. Fen meets Daniel, a scientist from the Outer States who has snuck into the Delta illegally. Brought together by chance, kept together by danger, Fen and Daniel navigate the wasteland of Orleans. In the end, they are each other’s last hope for survival.

Why I'm waiting for Orleans:

All I can say is: Want. Want. Want! Tribes based on the type of your blood? Quarantined cities? It even has outer and inner states. Savage worlds on the outside? How does your blood get tainted? My brain is getting to excited for this novel. Yes. Yes. Yes! Why does this book have to sound so good? Fen sounds like such a kick-ass heroine.

Title: Proxy (Proxy #1) by Alex London
Release Date: June 18th 2013
Published by: Philomel
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death.

Syd is a Proxy. His life is not his own.

Then again, neither is Knox’s. Knox and Syd have more in common than either would guess. So when Knox and Syd realize that the only way to beat the system is to save each other, they flee. Yet Knox’s father is no ordinary Patron, and Syd is no ordinary Proxy. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test both boys’ resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay. Some debts, it turns out, cannot be repaid.

Why I'm waiting for Proxy:

This somehow reminds me of The Lost Girl, boy version. What secret does Knox and Syd's existence have? Their set-up is kind of similar as having a clone who'll face all of the consequences of the wrong things you did. And it sounds scientific and action packed I'm sure this'll be one heck of a read!


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  1. I haven't heard of these. The second cover reminds me of Reboot though. Thanks for sharing! My WOW

  2. As usual...nice pick Kai! I love conspiracy theories so I might just be checking out Proxy.


  3. I hadn't heard of either of these, but great picks. I definitely want to read them now. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I have been waiting on Orleans but had no clue about Proxy. But both sound great. Here's my WoW.

  5. Yes to both of these books. I especially can't wait for Orleans.

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  6. Orleans sounds really original, although I can't help but cringe at how it describes her babysitting a newborn. And the proxy cover is gorgeous! I want it simply because of the cover!

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  7. Ahhh I want to read Proxy. I LOVE the cover! Orleans looks pretty good too :)
    Beth @ YA Vixens

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  8. I haven't heard of either of these, but they both sound awesome! I'm especially interested in Proxy and I absolutely love the cover! Fab picks :).

  9. Both of these look really good. Orleans sounds like such a unique dystopian book and Proxy does sound like the boy version of The Lost Girl. Great WoW picks!

  10. Orleans was fantastic, I really enjoyed it. I'll be giving away my ARC in tomorrow's post in case you're interested in stopping by tomorrow. :)
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  11. Enjoy! your picks.

  12. I had Orleans' on my list, can't wait for it. Hadn't heard of Proxy though but just added it to my list. =)

  13. Those sound really good! Going to have to add them to my huge list! Here is my pick!

  14. Orleans sounds really great. But I haven't heard of Proxy. It sounds really good though!

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  15. Proxy is very high on my want-to-read list; I can't wait to find out what secrest are contained within.

  16. These are really interesting titles! Can't wait for them as well. :)

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  17. I already had Orleans on my to-read list and I'm really excited about it. And I've seen Proxy around and now I added it on my to-read list. I hope you enjoy reading both. Great picks!
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  18. Not heard of either of these, but love the look of both of them. Proxy more than the other, but both are great picks. Thanks for sharing!


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