Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday | Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes

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

This week I am pining for Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes. Expected publication: July 2nd 2013 by Berkley Trade.
After a virus claimed nearly the entire global population, the world changed. The United States splintered into fifty walled cities where the surviving citizens clustered to start over. The Company, which ended the plague by bringing a life-saving vaccine back from the future, controls everything. They ration the scant food and supplies through a lottery system, mandate daily doses of virus suppressant, and even monitor future timelines to stop crimes before they can be committed.

Brilliant but autistic, sixteen-year-old Clover Donovan has always dreamed of studying at the Waverly-Stead Academy. Her brother and caretaker, West, has done everything in his power to make her dream a reality. But Clover’s refusal to part with her beloved service dog denies her entry into the school. Instead, she is drafted into the Time Mariners, a team of Company operatives who travel through time to gather news about the future.

When one of Clover’s missions reveals that West’s life is in danger, the Donovans are shattered. To change West’s fate, they’ll have to take on the mysterious Company. But as its secrets are revealed, they realize that the Company’s rule may not be as benevolent as it seems. In saving her brother, Clover will face a more powerful force than she ever imagined… and will team up with a band of fellow misfits and outsiders to incite a revolution that will change their destinies forever.

I love the premise of bringing a vaccine back from the future. If a virus completely decimated the globe, it seems plausible that The Company would take total control after bringing back the vaccine. Viral Nation could be an awesome read. (And a dog!)

Are you dying to read any books that aren't out yet? What books are you pining for this week? Let me know in the comments (or leave me a link!).


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  1. This is a great cover and it sounds like a book that's never been done which is always welcome in this genre. I hadn't heard of this one before but it sounds so good! Thanks for featuring it, it's definitely going on my TBR!

  2. Never heard of this book before but I NEED IT. I haven't read many books with autistic MCs, so I'm hoping this one will be good! And as someone with autistic siblings myself, I also hope I can relate to West :D

  3. Great Choice this week ;) I'm totally looking forward to this one as well.

    Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier and sharing yours!

  4. Sounds awesome! I love that the heroine has autism and I'm interested to see how the author handles it. Thanks for sharing!

  5. The time travel element in this one sounds interesting. I love the cover too!

  6. Ooh a new one I haven't heard of! This one sounds GOOD. Great pick!!
    My WoW Pick!

  7. Time travel books really seem to be picking up. I kind of love the idea of combining time travel with dystopia. I hadn't heard of this until now.

    My WoW "Waiting On" Wednesday (#2) Isla and the Happily Ever After
    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

  8. I definitely need to add this to my list!
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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  9. Sounds interesting - man, these young adult reads just get more and more interesting.... ;)

  10. This sounds awesome! Usually I am on the up and up with the upcoming releases, but somehow I missed this one so I was pretty ecstatic to discover this on your blog. This is totally a me book and it's going right on the wishlist.

  11. Oh I saw this cover the other day it looks really cool!


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