- “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I’m waiting on…
Dove Arising by Karen Bao
the first book in the Dove Chronicles
to be published on August 19th 2014 by Viking Juvenile
Phaet Theta has lived her whole life in a colony on the Moon. She’s barely spoken since her father died in an accident nine years ago. She cultivates the plants in Greenhouse 22, lets her best friend talk for her, and stays off the government’s radar.
Then her mother is arrested.
The only way to save her younger siblings from the degrading Shelter is by enlisting in the Militia, the faceless army that polices the Lunar bases and protects them from attacks by desperate Earth-dwellers. Training is brutal, but it’s where Phaet forms an uneasy but meaningful alliance with the preternaturally accomplished Wes, a fellow outsider.
Rank high, save her siblings, free her mom: that’s the plan. Until Phaet’s logically ordered world begins to crumble…
Haunting and prescient, Dove Arising heralds the emergence of a bold new voice in science fiction.
1. I told myself to read more space opera. “Phaet Theta has lived her whole life in a colony on the Moon.” It’s definitely in space, no? I’m not sure if this one will be a romantic novel, but the synopsis makes it sound like one, so I’m very excited to get my tiny fingers on this one!
2. That cover, yo. I love the text. I love the colors. I love the texture. Beautiful!
3. Females in the military–badass. I’m always on the lookout for kickass new heroines to love, and of course I can’t pass up a heroine enlisting in the military! Count me in.
What are you waiting on this week?