Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I am waiting on: Replica by Lauren Oliver.
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Gemma has been in and out of hospitals since she was born. ‘A sickly child’, her lonely life to date has revolved around her home, school and one best friend, Alice. But when she discovers her father’s connection to the top secret Haven research facility, currently hitting the headlines and under siege by religious fanatics, Gemma decides to leave the sanctuary she’s always known to find the institute and determine what is going on there and why her father’s name seems inextricably linked to it.
Amidst the frenzy outside the institute’s walls, Lyra – or number 24 as she is known as at Haven – and a fellow experimental subject known only as 72, manage to escape. Encountering a world they never knew existed outside the walls of their secluded upbringing , they meet Gemma and, as they try to understand Haven’s purpose together, they uncover some earth-shattering secrets that will change the lives of both girls forever…
That’s why I can’t wait for Replica to come out. Replica sounds like an interesting plot. I get the feeling that maybe I have seen something similar before (I am thinking of The Island and Orphan Black) but I want to see Lauren Oliver’s take on it and see how she manages to twist and mold it.
I am curious to see how Gemma and Lyra’s stories shape their understandings of the world and what might be going on at the Haven facility.
What is your most anticipated book this week? Fond of teen dystopians? Or looking at another genre all together?