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Waiting on Wednesday: Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien

I can't wait for this to come out in the UK - I've had my eye on it since it was released it the USA last year.

Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien
Published by Simon Pulse on 2nd May 2011


 After climate change, on the north shore of Unlake Superior, a dystopian world is divided between those who live inside the wall, and those, like sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone, who live outside. It’s Gaia’s job to “advance” a quota of infants from poverty into the walled Enclave, until the night one agonized mother objects, and Gaia’s parents are arrested. Badly scarred since childhood, Gaia is a strong, resourceful loner who begins to question her society. As Gaia’s efforts to save her parents take her within the wall, she herself is arrested and imprisoned. Fraught with difficult moral choices and rich with intricate layers of codes, BIRTHMARKED explores a colorful, cruel, eerily familiar world where one girl can make all the difference, and a real hero makes her own moral code.

Comments

Sarah Lydia said…
good pick! I read this one myself when it first came out in the US. I hope you enjoy it once you read it.
I am getting a copy of this version of the book. That cover is more gorgeous than the US cover, if I may say so. I heard a lot of wonderful things about this book, and best of all, its dystopian! Great WoW pick! :)

Here's my WoW picks for the week
Woo, more dystopian! I'm going to have to check this one out! Thanks for putting it on my radar!

Check out my WOW this week!
Jan von Harz said…
Have yet to read this one, but seen the US cover and thought I would like it since I love dyspoian worlds. Great pick!
Sally said…
I've never heard of this book before but it sounds really interesting. Great pick.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/waiting-on-wednesday-9.html
prophecygirl said…
I'm looking forward to reading this too, sounds amazing!
I haven't heard of thos book before, but will definltely have to check it out!
BookGeek said…
I haven't heard of this one before, but now I am definitely going to read it. *marks down on paper* There. It's gonna happen. Thanks for sharing!
Vivienne said…
I have seen this one somewhere and I don't know where!
Must look into this one, sounds good.
I am dying for this one to be released. Doesn't it sound fab?
Jamie Kline said…
Wow, this book sounds amazing!! Definitely adding it to my TBR list! Great post, I'm a new follower!

Jamie @ Bookerella
Sakura Sandra said…
Hi there, great selection for your WoW. This is my first week doing this and if you'd like to see my choice, hop on over to my blog...

http://sandrathenookworm.blogspot.com/

I just started following your blog too and it would be super awesome if you took the time to stop by mine and do the same! Thanks! (^_^)
I love the cover, it looks really good. I'll have to check it out.