Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WoW: Undertow (Michael Buckley)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title: Undertow
Author: Michael Buckley
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever changed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha quickly turns ugly and paranoid and violent, and Lyric’s small town transforms into a military zone with humans on one side and Alpha on the other. When Lyric is recruited to help the crown prince, a boy named Fathom, assimilate, she begins to fall for him. But their love is a dangerous one, and there are forces on both sides working to keep them apart. Only, what if the Alpha are not actually the enemy? What if they are in fact humanity’s only hope of survival? Because the real enemy is coming. And it’s more terrifying than anything the world has ever seen.

Action, suspense, and romance whirlpool dangerously in this cinematic saga, a blend of District 9 and The Outsiders.

Why I'm Looking Forward To ItThis sounds like Star-Crossed except with more intensity and hopefully less focus on romance thanks to the male author! Seriously stoked for this one.

So what book are you waiting on?


  1. You're right, this does sound a lot like Star-Crossed. But I'm definitely drawn in, and that cover is fantastic! Cool pick, thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is completely new to me and it looks terrific! Love that cover.