Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Wishlist Wednesday #149

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

So what do you need to do to join in?
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

The Elites
by Natasha Ngan

‘There is a rumour that the Elites don’t bleed.’

Hundreds of years into the future, wars, riots, resource crises and rising sea-levels have destroyed the old civilisations. Only one city has survived: Neo-Babel, a city full of cultures – and racial tension.

Fifteen-year-old Silver is an Elite, a citizen of Neo-Babel chosen to guard the city due to her superior DNA. She’d never dream of leaving – but then she fails to prevent the assassination of Neo Babel’s president, setting off a chain of events more shocking and devastating than she could ever have imagined. Forced to flee the city with her best friend Butterfly (a boy with genetically-enhanced wings), Silver will have to fight to find her family, uncover the truth about Neo-Babel and come to terms with her complicated feelings for Butterfly.

Packed full of adventure, romance, exoticism and the power of friendship, The Elites is a highly compelling and beautifully written novel from a supremely talented debut author.
This is a title I've seen just about everywhere recently, including at YALC this weekend just gone. The first thing that is so striking about this book is obviously the cover. But I think the story sounds equally as striking. I love futuristic stories, especially ones that are as imaginative as this one seems. Also, a boy with wings? Who wouldn't want wings?!
Once I've got through some more of my books, I will definitely be getting this one on my shelves!

What's on your wishlist this week? Let us know in the comments below, or link to your own Wishlist Wednesday post in the Linky :) 


Maji Bookshelf said...

OH MY! *continues to stare at the beautiful cover* You've seen this everywhere but it's the first time I've seen it! and THE SYNOPSIS! *adds to goodreads immediately* Thanks for putting this on my radar!

- Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

Inah said...

Haven't heard of it, but it seems great! ;)

Dazzling Mage said...

The cover is indeed awesome, and that's an interesting synopsis too!

Jane Carraway said...

And not just ordinary wings, but genetically-enhanced wings. Yes, way cool!

Jane @ JaneReads

Joy Sallegue said...

This sounds exciting! And the cover looks cool!

Fiza Halliwell said...

I like the sound of this one and I agree, that is quite the cover ;)


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