Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Selection for Waiting on Wednesday: The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

Ah...how time flies. We're back to Wednesday again and you know what that means: the day to learn what folks are anxiously awaiting to read. Waiting on Wednesday is the terrific meme started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I just love it. This week I'm going for the dystopian tome. The world-really-sucks-and-the-US-is-a-wasteland is a big trend these days. I've only read The Hunger Games so far and I'm about to sink my teeth into Divergent. A debut novel that has caught my eye is The Eleventh Plague. It's written by Jeff Hircsh, a fellow native of Queens, New York. Lets' check out the blurb...

In an America devastated by war and plague, the only way to survive is to keep moving.
 
In the aftermath of a war, America’s landscape has been ravaged and two thirds of the population left dead from a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few that survived and became salvagers, roaming the country in search of material to trade for food and other items essential for survival.
But when Stephen’s grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds his way to Settler’s Landing, a community that seems too good to be true, where there are real houses, barbecues, a school, and even baseball games. Then Stephen meets strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny, who refuses to accept things as they are. And when they play a prank that goes horribly wrong, chaos erupts, and they find themselves in the midst of a battle that will change Settler’s Landing forever.

This big "hunger" (get it?!) for disaster in our reading must mean something. What do you think that is? Hirsch has jumped on the bandwagon and written a new version of the United States, self-destructing. I'm got my own views about that. I think I should write a book about it too; see what you all think about my version of disaster, American style. Well, until that day comes, we'll have to satisfy ourselves with the stories of others that have beaten me to the publishing punch! LOL...Until the next time, my lovelies....


The Eleventh Plague releases September 1, 2011 by Scholastic.

Toodles!

13 comments:

  1. Whoa creepy cover. I hope that when you get it, it will be everything you hope it to be. Wanna see what I am Waiting on Wednesday for? Check it out.

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  2. Hmmm, part of the blurb sounds good but then the word "prank" is a let down. You never, know, maybe your future review will change my mind.

    Hope you like the book!

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  3. Dystopian novel always get my attention and this does sound intriguing. Great pick!

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  4. Nice pick! I love dystopian novels, and that cover is absolutely stunning.

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  6. This one sounds really amazing, I'm looking forward to reading it too! =)

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  7. Great pick sounds like a nice read

    The Book Mystress, xx

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  8. That cover grabbed me! And the whole dystopian thing is page-turning. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Great choice and cover, stop and see mine.

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  10. Never heard of this one before, but it sounds interesting!

    That's What Liz Read

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  11. This looks like a great book. I love dystopian novels. I'm adding it to my To-Read list.

    Thanks for sharing,
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  12. Looks like a rather good book. I have enjoyed many dystopian novels and this one should be added to my list.

    Right now I am waiting on Chronicles of Nick: Invincible. Not so much the book but the time to read it. In my mind I was telling myself to hurry up and finish the book I am currently reading. I had to yell at myself because the book that is being read deserves my attention as well.

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