Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: The Testing (Joelle Charbonneau)

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:

The Testing (The Testing, #1)

Title: The Testing
Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Publisher: HMH BYR
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Summary (from Goodreads):

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same? 

The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career. 

Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies--trust no one. 

But surely she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.

Why I'm Looking Forward To It: This is being billed as the next Hunger Games, and I'm ready for a replacement to get that excited about! Even if it's a little too close in some ways (so I've heard), it's supposed to still be really good, so I'm definitely looking forward to it.

So what book are you waiting on?


  1. I keep seeing this one pop up randomly, it definitely sounds interesting. I will have to read your review and see what ya think!

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  2. Wonderful pick for this week, enjoy! :)

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  3. Great pick! I snagged this one from NetGalley, but haven't started it yet. It's getting some pretty positive early reviews.
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  4. I've read a few reviews of this so far, and they've all been really positive! It sounds similar to The Hunger Games, for sure, but hopefully has enough of a twist to make it awesome. ;)