"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
I'm so very excited to be doing our second Waiting on Wednesday here. Today, I will be talking about the upcoming book Midnight City by J. Barton Mitchell.
(The Conquered Earth #1)
Earth has been conquered. An extraterrestrial race known as The Assembly has abducted the adult population, leaving the planet’s youth to fend for themselves. In this treacherous landscape, Holt, a bounty hunter, is transporting his prisoner Mira when they discover Zoey, a young girl with powerful abilities who could be the key to stopping The Assembly. As they make their way to the cavernous metropolis of Midnight City, the trio must contend with freedom fighters, mutants, otherworldly artifacts, pirates, feuding alien armies, and perhaps most perilous of all: Holt and Mira’s growing attraction to each other.
Release Date: October 30, 2012
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I first heard about Midnight City when I tried to win an ARC at LibraryThing. Normally there are not very many books that appeal to me on their Early Reviewers list, but as soon as I read the description, I just knew I had to have it. Sadly, I did not win an early copy, but my anticipation for this book only grew even more.
Not only am I huge fan of the latest ~dystopian book, but I also love adventure sagas. I love classic series like: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, Harry Potter by JK Rowling, and The Talisman by Stephen King & Peter Straub. I am also a huge Buffy fan and also enjoy series like The Walking Dead. I love how a group of unlikely people work together toward a common goal. They all have to go on an adventure together and fight the forces of darkness. This is the purest form of storytelling in my eyes: Good VS Evil and how we deal with the shades of gray in between. It doesn't matter who you are or where you're from, everyone comes together in an epic battle and as a result, all the characters are forever changed.
Just reading the summary of this book gives me chills. I cannot wait to see the trio of Holt, Mira, and Zoey kick some serious alien butt! I am also a huge shipper, so I cannot wait to see how Holt and Mira deal with their growing attraction while trekking across the wasteland that was once Earth. All I ask is that their relationship doesn't become splintered because of a triangle. Thank goodness Zoey is too young to really factor in that love connection. I love when trios are NOT triangles. They are the best kinds of dynamics and this is the best kind of story for that dynamic.
Finally, this book comes out right before Halloween! What better way to celebrate? Do a little reading before trick or treating (and that horror movie marathon).
So, what book are you "waiting on" this Wednesday? Link me to yours in the comments!