It’s been a while since I did a Waiting on Wednesday post. Truth be told, I just kind of lost interest in looking for the different books and putting them in my wish list because it grows faster than I can blog. I am making an exception today, though, for the following reasons:
- This got me curious.
- It’s dystopia.
- And this may be my chance to win an ARC of the book.
So hello again, Waiting on Wednesday! “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s WoW is:
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society.
Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend Zen, who is way too short for the job.
Harmony has spent her whole life in religious Goodside, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to bring Melody back to Goodside and convince her that “pregging” for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.
When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.
[Cover and Blurb from The Story Siren]
I loved the Jessica Darling series (even if I have yet to read the last three books!) and I was really surprised when I learned that Megan McCafferty is coming out with a dystopian book. Honestly, I always thought dystopia meant depressing and serious books, but this seemed different. Well, Bumped will tackle serious issues (as Megan wrote in the background story of Bumped), but it seems like this will be a funny one, too. I liked how the author describes it here (emphasis mine): “In my work, I always aspire to make readers laugh and to provoke thoughtful conversations about tricky subjects including teen sexuality, social class, sibling rivalry, gender roles, and religious tolerance, to name a few. Bumped is futuristic fiction, but its truths are rooted right here, right now.”
Bumped will be on sale in April 26, 2011. And here’s me praying for the grace and blessing to win an ARC of this one. Please Lord? :)
What are you waiting on this week? :)