Raindropreflections: Waiting on Wednesday (21)

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (21)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine =)

This Wednesday, I’m waiting on The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi, releasing May 1, 2012.

Summary (goodreads):

In this exhilarating companion to Printz Award winner and National Book Award finalist Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi brilliantly captures a dark future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, driven by demagogues who recruit children to become soulless killing machines. Two refugees of these wars, Mahlia and Mouse, are known as “war maggots”: survivors who have barely managed to escape the unspeakable violence plaguing the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities. But their fragile safety is threatened when they discover a wounded half-man–a bioengineered war beast named Tool, who is hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers. When tragedy strikes, Mahlia is faced with an impossible decision: risk everything to save the boy who once saved her, or flee to her own safety.

Drawing upon the brutal truths of current events, The Drowned Cities is a powerful story of loyalty, survival, and heart-pounding adventure.

Uh, amazing much? I loved Ship Breaker, so I’m hoping this one will be just as good. Plus, Tool shows up in it! The cover font isn’t too awesome, but I do like the background picture.

What are YOU guys waiting on this Wednesday? Drop a link; I’d love to stop by!


  1. AACCKK AMAZING! I only ever read the first two chapters in the pb of Ship Breaker that Hachette sent me, so I thought it focused on Tool (since the chapters are all about him). But whoa, new characters?? SO want this one!


  2. I haven't read Shipbreaker, doesn't seem like my kind of read though I could be wrong maybe I should check it out again.

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  3. I want to read Ship Breaker and this one sounds just as good. Great pick. Thanks for sharing and Thanks for stopping by my blog. =]
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  4. Okay. SHIP BREAKER has been sitting on my nightstand for AGES! I've only heard amazing things about it… clearly it needs to move up to the top of my pile! THE DROWNED CITIES sounds fantastic as well. 🙂


  5. I hope you do read it soon- it's amazing 🙂


  6. I haven't read the Ship Breaker but it sounds like a great series I'll have to check into it!

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  7. I feel kinda dumb right now 'cos I haven't even heard of this series :/ but woah, sounds like the reader's in for an epic journey in a frightening world. Definitely worth the check-out!


  8. I haven't yet read Ship Breaker, but I really need to! The sequel sounds fantastic. =)


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