Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger's most anticipated books. This week, my pick is The Farm by Emily McKay.

"Life was different in the Before: before the Ticks began devouring humans in a deadly swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined “for their own protection.” These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…

And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.

Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan. Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices—like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won’t be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to help…

Carter was a schoolmate of Lily’s in the Before. Managing to evade capture until now, he has valuable knowledge of the outside world. But like everyone on the Farm, Carter has his own agenda, and he knows that behind the Ticks is an even more dangerous threat to the human race..."

Why I Can't Wait: Ticks that devour humans? Holy crap, that's my biggest fear! This book sounds both creepy and exciting, all at the same time. It kind of reminds me of a mixture between Eve by Anna Carey and The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. Plus, the cover? EEP! Very Carrie Ryan. SOOOOO excited about this one!

Expected publication: December 4th 2012 by Berkley Trade


  1. This looks like such an intense and creepy read! Ticks that devour humans is certainly a new one! The cover reminds me of The Forest of Hands and Teeth too, I think it's the ominous vibe.

  2. OMG a super creepy read! LOL I just might have to check it out. Great pick! :)
    My W.O.W.

  3. This sounds super creepy and awesome!!! Definitely adding this to my TBR list!

  4. This one looks really really good. Adding to TBR!

    My WoW

  5. Ditto! Sounds creepalicious and I luvs that cover :D

  6. "Escape is only the beginning" muhaha, that sounds amazing. And the creepy cover only adds to the exitement. Great pick!

  7. Ooh. I hadn't heard of this one, but it totally sounds like my kind of thing. Thanks for featuring it and bringing it to my attention :D


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