Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday, #15


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we can't wait to get our hands on.

Here's my selection for this week...

The Program by Suzanne Young
Expected Publication: April 30th 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone.

With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.

Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in.

And The Program is coming for them.


So what caught my attention about this book? Well a couple of things… First being that Jay Asher describes this novel as “Suspenseful and touching… feels frighteningly real.” Now those are some serious words! When a dystopic novel borders on the side of realism, sign me up. Because anytime we consider a world gone so disturbingly wrong yet it's not far off in terms of possibility, my brain jumps into overdrive.  Second, the premise feels neither light or fluffy. I’m getting the sense that The Program tackles some heavy topics that will grab my attention and hold me captive. Despite the somberness of the subject matter, I’m curious about the underlying themes Young plans to deliver in her book.

Lastly, just a fun fact: Did you know that the color yellow is visually the most difficult color for your eyes to focus on because it’s actually brighter than white and stronger in its emotional impact? Also, according to studies, yellow has a stimulating impact on your memory. So I’m wondering, does the color of those banana suits on the cover represent something? Curiouser and curiouser... :D

Sooo, what book are you waiting on?

261 comments:

  1. OMG this book! I so need to get me a copy of this one! I absolutely ADORE the author and her A Need So Beautiful series and this premise is amazing! Great pick! :)

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  2. I hadn't heard of this one before so thank you for picking it! Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you'd like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday post you can do so here. :)

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  3. This is going to be my pick next week! it sounds like such a good read I can hardly wait to read it!

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    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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  4. I'm super excited for this one too. I love dystopian science fiction novels. Hope it doesn't disappoint!
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    1. 'One of my fave genres too. I hope it's good. Thanks for stopping by. :D

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  5. Sounds lovely! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

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  6. Such a strange looking cover but the description sounds interesting. Great pick Arlene. :)

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  7. I've been very intrigued by this one! I do love when dystopians. A world where suicide is such a pandemic! An interesting concept.
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  8. I'm really looking forward to this one too.

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  9. This one I'm waiting on too. Great pick!!

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  10. What a great pick!
    Sounds really interesting :-)
    Thanks for the great pick!

    Cassie
    GreatMunchieReads

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  11. I've seen this book around quite a lot and it's premise definitely grabbed my attention, I also like it when dystopian novels border on realism, and this book definitely looks like it'll give you a lot to think about! Also thanks for sharing the fact about the colour yellow, that has also made me more curious about this book too! A fab pick Arlene! :)

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    1. You're welcome. I thought the color tidbit was interesting too. :) Thanks Jasprit.

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  12. WOW. The premise of this book sounds so good. Great WOW pick. I like books that sound original.

    Grace

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    1. Me too Grace. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

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  13. The Program sounds really awesome. I am looking forward to it too. Great pick.

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  14. Another great pick! Love your blog design. Happy Reading!

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  15. Love this cover, and yes, this book does sound very heavy. And I also like books that take our reality and pushes the envelope a little bit to make it a bit of a cautionary tale. Great pick!

    Thanks for visiting our WoW! :)

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  16. An intriguing choice, enjoy!

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  17. This sounds like it could be interesting. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my WoW.

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for posting Ellen. :)

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  18. Another one on my wishlist! Great pick!

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  19. The color on the suits really caught my attention. The blurb just made it a homerun. I'd really love to read this one.

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    1. Oh me too Rita! I hope I get to read it soon. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  20. Hey, Arlene!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my WOW!! Greatly appreciated!!

    Now, first off, you have a BEAUTIFUL blog!! I'm now a follower!! Winter is my favorite season (although we don't see much of it here in South Florida, lol). It's the time of year that includes Christmas, and everything cozy and wonderful that goes with that. Also, I LOVE the color blue. It is absolutely my FAVORITE color!!! And you've got a gorgeous pastel shade here! Sheer bliss...

    Second, about this book. I enjoy reading dystopian novels, and this one is right up my alley, since there's romance involved. Sigh... So I'm definitely putting this book on my TBR shelf on Goodreads. Thanks for putting it on my radar!!

    Last but not least, hope you have a NICE day!! : )

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    1. You're welcome Maria!

      Oh wow!! Can I tackle hug you? :P Thank you so much! Winter is our favorite season too. :)

      I hope you enjoy it Maria!! XD

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  21. This sounds INTENSE! I hadn't heard about it before, thanks for sharing and I hope you love this when it comes out!

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  22. LOL! Loved your explanation for why to read this! Definitely need to add that as an excuse to read this ASAP. After all, I am a lover of Suzanne Young, after reading A Need so Beautiful, which was really beautiful in my opinion. Great choice!

    Angie @YA Novelties

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  23. Great pick! This sounds like a really great book! I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list! =)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it Abbey! Thanks for posting. XD

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  24. I didn't know that about yellow. Cool! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Kinda interesting huh Emily? You're welcome! Thanks for posting!

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  25. This one has been in my TBR list as well :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. I saw this one a while ago on a WoW and haven't seen it again until now...it sounds SO intense! WOW is right! Great pick girl! Thanks for stopping by today!
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

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  27. Great choice! I'm really looking forward to this one too. It sounds so good and I loved Suzanne Young's A Need So Beautiful series.

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  28. Wow! I must have this book right now! It sounds so amazing. Great pick! Thanks for sharing. :)

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
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  29. *squeee* Soo excited for this one as well! It sounds really unique and I'm in love with the cover :3 Fantastic pick and thanks for stopping by!

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  30. I've seen this one around a lot and I would love to read it when it comes out. It sounds absolutely fascinating. Great pick. I hope you enjoy it when it comes out.
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