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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (144): The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond

Hi everyone! So I'm only highlighting one book in this WoW post, which I haven't done in years. Anyway! Check it out, I promise it's worth it. And so very interesting too!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond
Release Date: September 30th 2014
Published by: Scholastic Press
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Summary (from Goodreads):

In a stunning reimagining of history, debut author Caroline Tung Richmond weaves an incredible story of secrets and honor in a world where Hitler won World War II.

It's been nearly 80 years since the Allies lost WWII in a crushing defeat against Hitler's genetically engineered super soldiers. America has been carved up by the victors, and 16-year-old Zara lives a life of oppression in the Eastern America Territories. Under the iron rule of the Nazis, the government strives to maintain a master race, controlling everything from jobs to genetics. Despite her mixed heritage and hopeless social standing, Zara dreams of the free America she's only read about in banned books. A revolution is growing, and a rogue rebel group is plotting a deadly coup. Zara might hold the key to taking down the F├╝hrer for good, but it also might be the very thing that destroys her. Because what she has to offer the rebels is something she's spent her entire life hiding, under threat of immediate execution by the Nazis.
In this action-packed, heart-stopping novel of a terrifying reality that could have been, Zara must decide just how far she'll go for freedom.

Why I'm waiting for The Only Thing to Fear:

This isn't the first time I've heard of a re-imagining of WWII history, but I'd like to know how it's going to work in a YA setting. I just think the premise is equal parts intriguing and cool. I'm mainly excited to dive into the world and see how everything has changed because of that "what-if this happened?" premise.

Also, I'm curious to know what this Zara "has to offer" to the rebels. Some sort of power? A hidden ability? Secret plans? Overall I just find this so interesting I want to keep an eye on it and read it as well! America under Nazi rule, genetically engineered super soldiers, oppression, the search for freedom... count me in the waiting list for this novel please!


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  1. Oh my gosh, this sounds cool! And the cover gives it a really interesting vibe. I'm always so fascinated by the ways in which people like to imagine the world changing with a different outcome to World War II. Great pick!!

    My WoW!
    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  2. WOW not heard of this one. Very dramatic cover with the colours. Hitler wins! Gahhhh!!

    Great choice!


  3. Thanks so much for featuring my book on your blog! I really hope you enjoy it!


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