Wednesday, July 31, 2013

My selection for Waiting on Wednesday...

Book One
Boy! It's been forever since I did a Waiting on Wednesday post! Life's been incredibly busy these days, but I'd like to get back in the routine---somewhat! Jill at Breaking the Spine started this meme and I've missed it. For my return performance, I've selected the first book in a new series by Lauren DeStefano: Perfect Ruin, The Internment Chronicles.

I became a fan of DeStefano after reading Wither, The Chemical Garden trilogy. She has a lyrical, and lovely style of prose, plus her stories have an unusual and odd sensibility. The author even looks a bit mysterious and quirky in her photos; like there are a lot of strange stories floating in that head of hers. I for one, am curious to know what they are. This newest series sounds like it has that odd, creative vein running through it. Check out the description...

On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream. Unless you approach the edge.
Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. If she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and in Basil, the boy she's engaged to marry.
Then a , the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, he is the boy being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find — or whom she will lose.

Yup. Sounds sufficiently odd and strange to me! I'd love to score a copy from the publisher ( are you listening Simon and Schuster? Lol...) I like collecting this author's books as keepers. The covers of her novels are interesting too.

Perfect Ruin, The Internment Chronicles, releases October 1, 2013.

Toodles, ya'll!


  1. I also enjoyed the writing style in Wither, although didn't care much for the plot. I am curious about her new series though!

    My Waiting on Wednesday

  2. Oh I'm dying to read this one! I haven't read better summary that the one for this book. I really hope it won't disappoint. Great pick!

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

  3. I remember seeing this book not too long ago but I forgot to add it to my Goodreads list- so I'm so glad you made it your WoW. :) Thanks for sharing- and stopping by.

  4. This one looks absolutely superb! I haven't read Wither yet I'm so excited!
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  5. Love your thoughts about it but its been preordered by me for a

  6. I can't wait for this one either!! It looks so beautiful, always a plus for me, but I have to have this one, even if it sits on my shelf for awhile!

    Great pick!

  7. I can't get past staring at the gorgeous cover!! Wow! Great choice, June and thanks for visiting The Readers Den. :)

  8. I like DeStefano's writing too and am eager to see this new world she's imagined!

  9. I'm excited for this one too since I enjoyed the Chemical Garden Trilogy as well. Plus living in the floating city in the clouds sounds intriguing! Thanks for stopping by!


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