Waiting on Wednesday is hosted over at Breaking the Spine.
What I’m waiting for this Wednesday?
In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city’s most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.’s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidentally poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she’s to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight–at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.
Why I’m excited?
Allow me to tell you!
1. This is another Australian author! Go Aussies!
2. It reminds me of this super cool (read: super lame but still addictive) TV show that used to be on here in Aus about a school where chocolate was banned and so the students began secretly making their own chocolate!
3. Dystopia – I’ve read some great ones (Divergent much??) and some dodgy ones (The Unidentified made me go “eh”).
4. It came out yesterday. I’m a slacker (poor) and will wait until the library gets a copy, but still – awesome!