Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Forgotten + Some Quiet Place

Hi guys! I completely went off the grid these past few days. My last semester at the Uni just started and again, I find myself knee deep in readings and books. This week, I have two 2013 books to feature:

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.

The Forgotten by Suruuh Kelsey
Publication Date: July 30, 2013

Good and goodness will prevail.

Honour and Horatia Frie are twins living in a world of wreck and ruin. 

Forgotten London is a dismal place of containment, rationing, and a four-family-per-house regulation. Twenty five years ago the world was set ablaze when solar flares obliterated three quarters of the Earth’s population and wiped out whole continents in one blow. The flares brought with them The Sixteen Strains: agonizing and fatal diseases that plague each of the forty one zones of Forgotten London and the rest of the world. The only places that escaped fatal damage were two countries now known as The Cities – States and Bharat. The rest of the world – The Forgotten Lands – is contained within borders for the people’s protection against even deadlier Strains outside the barrier. But fifteen year old Honour thinks differently. He thinks that they’re kept inside the fence for other, more menacing reasons. He thinks that States are planning to kill them. 

Branwell and Bennet Ravel are twins living in a world of danger and secrecy.

In Victorian London, years before the solar flares hit, the Ravels’ world has just been turned upside down. Their father, poisoned by something even genius Branwell can’t determine, has passed away. His dying words were unnerving orders to keep each other safe no matter the cost, and to hide everything he has ever invented. When one of his creations goes missing – a device named The Lux that can generate unlimited energy – the twins are shocked to discover that their very own government has stolen it and, according to their father’s journals, are planning to use it to create unfathomable explosions to destroy their world.

The Ravel twins will have to find and reclaim The Lux if they are to stop their world’s planned destruction, but when they’re transported to an unfamiliar, derelict world, the search for the device will become harder than ever. Honour and Horatia, against all odds, will have to find a way to stop States before the remainder of Earth is eradicated and their world is lost for good, or somehow get every single citizen of Forgotten London outside of the fence.

Why I Chose this:

You all know that I love futuristic and doom and gloom YA. I’m all for post-apocalyptic novels, too. The thing is, I don’t really read ALL post-apocalyptic and dystopian novels. I’m on the lookout for something new, too. I have a feeling that this might be ‘it.’

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton
Publication Date: July 8, 2013
Published by: Flux

Elizabeth Caldwell has perfected the art of pretending to feel emotion, but it’s always a lie. After a near-fatal car accident when she was a small child, Elizabeth lost the ability to feel any emotion, but along with that loss she gained bizarre abilities: she can see the personified Emotions she cannot feel. Fury, Resentment, Longing—they’ve all given up on her, because she doesn't succumb to their touch. All, that is, save one. Fear. He’s consumed by the mystery of Elizabeth’s past, consumed by her.

And then there are Elizabeth's cryptic, recurring dreams, in which there’s always love, and there’s always death. Haunted by these dreams, Elizabeth paints them, knowing that they somehow hold the key to the mystery of her past. 

But a shadowy menace is stalking Elizabeth. Her survival depends on uncovering the truth about herself. And when it matters most, she won’t be able to rely on Fear to save her.

Why I Chose this:

I remember a Kelsey Sutton! One of the heads of the official fan site of Hush, Hush. But I’m not sure if this is her…

Anyway! The first thing that I noticed was this: recurring dreams. Yes, it’s been done over and over again but I really do LOVE them! The next thing I noticed was this: mystery of her past. Does this mean she can’t remember her past or a part of her past? I am crazy about novels that deal with memory! Can’t wait for this.

What about you? What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Leave your links below so I can visit you, too!


  1. Some Quiet Place really sounds like my type of book. I love the cover, the synopsis is intriguing and I love books that deals with dream and memories too. I'm not familiar with The Forgotten though. But I do love post-apocalyptic novels as well so I'll definitely check it out. Great picks! :D

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  2. The Forgotten seems like a great book. I also love doom-ish books :D Cool picks


  3. Great picks! I didn't know much about Some Quiet Place (I had only seen the cover, which is gorgeous!) but now after reading the synopsis, I can't wait to get my hands on it! I never heard anything about The Forgotten but it sounds awesome, too!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I've added The forgotten to my GR list, sounds great! And I have had Some quite place on my list since the cover reveal; I'm very excited to read it.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Aw, thanks for this post! And while I loved Hush, Hush, I was not quick enough to head the official fan site. The other Kelsey beat me to it! ;)

    Can't wait for you to read SQP, either.

  6. the forgotten sounds complex,i like dystopian books though so i will give it a chance.

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  7. Ugh! Perfect choices! I like Some Quiet Place!

    Thanks for dropping by!

  8. Both of these sound amazing. Wow, that cover of Some Quiet Place really just takes my breath away.

  9. OH WOW. Those are insanely gorgeous covers! Great picks. :D

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    Louisse @ The Soul Sisters

  10. The Forgotten sounds so interesting! Dystopia is my favourite genre but I'm finding it a little trying right now because practically nothing I've read of it recently has felt origonal... I hope this is the it you're looking out for, and maybe I'll love it too!

  11. I don't need to read the summary, the cover is enough. I'm SOLD!