Wednesday 3 April 2013

Waiting on Wednesday-The Testing

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 Testing
Author:  Joelle Charbonneau
Release Date: 4 June 2013
Link to / Summary from Goodreads: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same? The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career. 
Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies--trust no one. 
But surely she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.

Why I want it: It looks like a really interesting dystopian world, and the plot looks quite cool.

What are YOU waiting on this week?

Also, sadness over Iain M Banks who is "officially Very Poorly". Thoughts with his family and friends. I've never read anything by him, but I've heard excellent things. And from his personal statement, he seems like a wonderful man. 


  1. I've never heard of this book, but it definitely sounds very intriguing. I'm a huge fan of dystopians, so I'm totally adding this to my to-read list!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my WoW :

  2. Oh I think I saw this one with a different cover before. Either way it looks really good and right up my alley for sure! Great pick!

  3. OOh, that sounds great! I've added it to my Goodreads TBR. Thanks for sharing ;-)

  4. The premise kind of reminds me of going to school in Japan- no kidding. I remember talking to some of the Japanese students (I went to a school of foreign studies in Osaka) and having them tell me that getting accepted into a particular college could determine your whole course in life.

    Needless to say, this is something I'd be interested in checking out. ;)

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