Wednesday 3 August 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #18 The Pearl Wars by Nick James

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we show off books that we want to read but have not been published yet. 

Title:  The Pearl Wars (Skyship Academy #1)
Author:  Nick James
Release Date: 8th September 2011
Link to / Summary from Goodreads: A devastated Earth’s last hope is found in Pearls: small, mysterious orbs that fall from space, and are capable of supplying enough energy to power entire cities. Battling to control the Pearls are the Skyship dwellers—political dissidents who live in massive ships in the Earth’s stratosphere—and the corrupt Surface government.
Jesse Fisher, a Skyship brat, and Cassius Stevenson, a young Surface operative, cross paths when they both venture into forbidden territory in pursuit of Pearls. Their chance encounter triggers an unexpected reaction, endowing each boy with remarkable—and dangerous—abilities that their respective governments would stop at nothing to possess. Enemies thrust together with a common goal, Jesse and Cassius make their way to the ruins of Seattle to uncover the truth about their new powers, the past they didn’t know they shared, and a shocking secret about the Pearls.

Why I want it:  Steampunk, dystopia and science fiction? Searching for something to save the earth? Secrets? I think that should have summed it up…

What are YOU waiting on this week?


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  2. AGH. Sorry, I had two WoW tabs open and posted the wrong comment on the wrong one. D'oh!

    But WHOA. I am SO eager for Skyship Academy It sounds crazy good with such an awesome combination of elements. I'm curious what kind of abilities they'll have too. Great pick!

  3. I keep seeing this one everywhere, it's a sign that I have to read it! Great choice :)

    Check out what I'm waiting for!

  4. Great pick! I'm so excited for this book. It just sounds awesome, and I love that the protagonist is a boy. Hope you love it!

  5. Ohhh, this one sounds good! It's going on my list! :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. Awesome! Love a good dystopioan/steampunk/secret-y book! Most excellent. Please check out my W.o.W.! I'm a new follower.

  7. Such a great combo of genres! I haven't read a proper YA steampunk yet so I'll definitely have to check this one out. Great choice!

    Here's my WOW:

  8. Was lucky enough to grab a copy at BEA this year. Can't wait to read it!

    Here's my WoW

  9. I really enjoyed this one - I seriously need to read the next one


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Nina xxx

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