Waiting on Wednesday: the Palpitations Edition {7}

Posted January 4, 2012 by Asheley in Uncategorized / 9 Comments

Hosted by Breaking the Spine
in which we can highlight upcoming releases
we’re having a fit over.

My choice for this week is:
The Drowned Cities 
by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Expected Publication:  May 1, 2012

In this exhilarating companion to Printz Award winner and National Book Award finalist Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi brilliantly captures a dark future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, driven by demagogues who recruit children to become soulless killing machines. Two refugees of these wars, Mahlia and Mouse, are known as “war maggots”: survivors who have barely managed to escape the unspeakable violence plaguing the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities. But their fragile safety is threatened when they discover a wounded half-man–a bioengineered war beast named Tool, who is hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers. When tragedy strikes, Mahlia is faced with an impossible decision: risk everything to save the boy who once saved her, or flee to her own safety.

Drawing upon the brutal truths of current events, The Drowned Cities is a powerful story of loyalty, survival, and heart-pounding adventure.  -(summary from Goodreads.com)

Why am I so impatient for this book? 
Y’all, I loved Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker like crazy. 
Nailer Lopez is pretty much one of my 
all-time favorite male protagonists EVER
Ship Breaker** was so well-written and 
Bacigalupi’s world-building was so incredible that 
I cannot imagine The Drowned Cities would be anything but 
just as awesome

Anytime you have anything dystopian or post-apocalyptic
I’m already gonna give it a spin… 
But when you start talking about a 
dark future Americaandwar maggots” 

**Read my review for Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker #1) HERE.

About Asheley

Asheley is a Southern girl. She loves Carolina blue skies, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and NC craft beer. She loves all things history but prefers books over everything.

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9 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: the Palpitations Edition {7}

  1. I have yet to read Ship Breaker but I've heard so many good things about it! I especially love an amazing male protagonist, so I can't wait to get to it and then give this one a try when it comes out. Fantastic pick Asheley!

  2. Geez!! Ship Breaker has been sitting on my shelf for over a year! I cant believe I have not picked it up. I have so many good ones I need to read…:D

  3. Ooh a dystopian I didn't know about!? IWEll actually I think I've heard of the Ship Breaker before I'd have to look at the cover to be sure. BUt even if I did I didn't know what it was about! EEK

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