Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (4)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. This is a once-a-week look at the book(s) I am anxiously awaiting release. 

"Unwanted" by Alivia Anders

This book is scheduled to be released July 30th, 2013. It is a stand-alone book.

She would be his freedom.
He would be her price.

In a world overrun with people and narrowing resources, the basis of life has turned to do or die. No longer does the balance of wealth and power apply. A strict split between the rich and poor has made the lines clear--the more money you have, the more power you control.

For seventeen year old Emily Beucant, life is an equal gift and curse. Having grown up pre-Unwanted society, she can remember the days it was okay to play with children from the other side of the concrete wall, back when her father was still alive, and back when the Unwanted program was used to Mark and hunt criminals, not sign away the lives of ungrateful children or spouses with high insurance collections over their heads.

But since her father's creation of the program, the government has taken control and made it into a lucrative monster. And as Emily is days away from her eighteenth birthday, and handsome inheritance, she will soon see just how badly it is to be Marked.

When her soulless aunt places Emily up to be Marked an Unwanted, she is forced to go on the run from all she has ever known. No where is safe for her, and no one will protect her, least they wish to have the same fate as her. It isn't until she forms a tense, explosive alliance with a former doctor, Ben, that it looks like the tables may turn in her favor. Together they race against those searching for her, desperate to find a way to free her from an early death. But is it too late?

No one is safe.
No one is free.

This sounds like a dystopia book that is right up my alley. I love books that have some sort of government takeover that causes the entire world to suddenly become subjected to the whims of "big brother" (not the reality show...) I am anxiously crossing my fingers and toes that I can get this when it is released. I have quite a few Alivia Anders books sitting on my TBR list that I need to get to as well. At least this book is a stand-alone (for now at least) so I won't need to tackle an entire series to get to read this book :)
What are you "Waiting On" this Wednesday?

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