Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wishlist | The Twelve by Justin Cronin

I am waiting on Justin Cronin's The Twelve pretty hard core.

The Twelve is the sequel to The Passage, and it's probably the one book I've been anticipating the most all year.
In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her. Kittridge, known to the world as “Last Stand in Denver,” has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far. April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of death and ruin. These three will learn that they have not been fully abandoned—and that in connection lies hope, even on the darkest of nights.

One hundred years in the future, Amy and the others fight on for humankind’s salvation . . . unaware that the rules have changed. The enemy has evolved, and a dark new order has arisen with a vision of the future infinitely more horrifying than man’s extinction. If the Twelve are to fall, one of those united to vanquish them will have to pay the ultimate price.

A heart-stopping thriller rendered with masterful literary skill, The Twelve is a grand and gripping tale of sacrifice and survival.

It comes out October 16. I have my copy preordered, but my UPS guy shows up late. I will likely be antsy at work all day long, come home to an empty porch, tackle the UPS guy as soon as I hear my dog bark, and then thoroughly abandon my family until the wee hours of the morning. That's the plan anyway!

Have you read The Passage? Are you dying for The Twelve? What are you waiting for this week?

This post is being shared as part of Breaking the Spine's "Waiting for" Wednesday.

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17 comments:

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

    Here is my WoW post. Check it out? ;)

    -Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

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  2. Another Passage lover chiming in! :D
    I'm with you, and cannot wait for The Twelve to come out!!!

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  3. I will have to check this one out. Great pick..

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever
    http://booksliveforever.com/?p=4411

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  4. I FINALLY got my copy from The passage :D So by the time I'm finished with it, I can continue in this one :p

    My WoW.

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    1. Woohoo! That will be great, too. I wish I had time to reread The Passage before The Twelve is released.

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  5. I loved the first one and can't wait to get this one too. Thankful my library let's me place holds on books they have on pre-order.

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  6. Yes, I've been dying to read this one as well! Definitely one of the books I've been most looking forward to this year.

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  7. Well this one is new... sounds really good! awesome pick!

    My WoW pick

    ~Jay
    We Fancy Books

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  8. Sounds like an exciting pick.

    http://tributebooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-owlet-by-emma.html

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  9. I still haven't read The Passage. I would like to. It sounds delightfully dark.

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  10. I know SO many people are excited for this one. I have The Passage as an audiobook and I need to make time to get to it. I'm always afriad of the long ones though. I'm listening to Gone Girl right now.

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  11. Aaaah! I haven't even read The Passage yet! *Gets angry at self*

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  12. I tried sooooo hard to get this at BEA, but I never saw it. I did get to chat with Justin Cronin at the Blogger Breakfast and he was awesome! I really need to re-read The Passage before I tackle The Twelve, it's been a long time!

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  13. Enjoyed this book. A great read. Cant wait to read more and happy to have found this book. Recommend it to any thrill seeking reader!

    Rowena Hailey (Search Engine Optimization Kent)

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