Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (14)

Grace - Elizabeth Scott
*September 16th, 2010 Dutton

A fable of a terrifying near future by critically acclaimed author Elizabeth Scott.

Grace was raised to be an Angel, a herald of death by suicide bomb. But she refuses to die for the cause, and now Grace is on the run, daring to dream of freedom. In search of a border she may never reach, she travels among malevolent soldiers on a decrepit train crawling through the desert. Accompanied by the mysterious Kerr, Grace struggles to be invisible, but the fear of discovery looms large as she recalls the history and events that delivered her uncertain fate.

Told in spare, powerful prose, this tale of a dystopian near future will haunt readers long after they've reached the final page.

I've actually been meaning to feature Grace for a while now. At first it didn't have a cover, so I figured I'd wait. And then I just didn't get around to it right away - but here we are now.

By this point, it's already clear that Elizabeth Scott has established herself as a quite a powerhouse writer, being able to hit different genres beautifully. (I've reviewed her latest release The Unwritten Rule.) It'll definitely be great to see how she tackles speculative/futuristic fiction.

The cover image is very haunting to look at, especially with those wide, staring eyes. The concept sounds different, unique, original. Basically, it'll be really interesting to see how this one turns out.

And there you have it - my pick of the week. What're you waiting on this Wednesday?

*WoW is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine

1 comment:

Thao said...

I don't really love the cover but the synopsis sounds pretty awesome.

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