Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (71)

Saving Sky by Diane Stanley

Her country is at war. Terrorists strike at random, widespread rationing is in effect, and the power grid is down. But thirteen-year-old Sky Brightman is remarkably untouched by it all. She lives in a peaceful haven, off the grid on sixty beautiful acres of New Mexico ranch land, with a loving family, three horses, and an elderly dog who gives her gifts. No TV or internet brings disturbing news into their little adobe home.
Then a string of mysterious arrests begin and her new friend Kareem becomes a target. Sky is finally forced to confront the world in all its complexity. Summoning her considerable courage and ingenuity, she takes a stand against injustice. With humor, hope, and fierce determination, she sets out to change the world. [summary from Diane's website]

This book has a lot of things going for it. A) I'm pretty sure it's a middle-grade novel. B) It has an apocalyptic feel amongst the middle-grade coming-of-age tale. Who can resist dystopian/apocalyptic literature? C) It feels like there's going to be great movement from an idyllic isolated setting to the grittiness of the real world. I can't wait to see how it's done. D) That cover is simple but amazing because of it.

Simply. Can't. Wait!

Saving Sky will be published by HarperCollins on August 24, 2010.

What are you waiting on today?


  1. What a great cover. Sounds like a great story too.

  2. This sounds pretty good. I love the sky color and the swirly font.

  3. This was almost my WOW pick this week too. :) Anyhow, this one does sound fantastic. I love the fact that it seems to be dystopian and the cover is stunnig. I love the colors used for it.

  4. Sounds interesting. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of middle-grade dystopian fiction out there, so this will maybe fill in some of the gaps.

  5. That cover is just simply divine and the book sounds ace too!!

  6. Hmm as u already said it will be a middle grade novel so I am not so excited about it. But I think it will be good time pass novel so I will surely read it once.

  7. Wow, isolation is a fresh theme here! I like <3

  8. This one sounds really interesting. Hope it doesn't get lost in the shuffle of Mockingjay's release.


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