Tuesday, May 1, 2012

WOW #21



I'm waiting on 

Beta (Beta, #1)

Beta by Rachel Cohn
Expected Release Date October 16th 2012


In a world constructed to absolute perfection, imperfection is difficult to understand—and impossible to hide.

Elysia is a clone, created in a laboratory, born as a sixteen year old girl, an empty vessel with no life experience to draw from. She is a Beta, an experimental model of teenaged clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to be created.

Elysia's purpose is to serve the inhabitants of Demesne, an island paradise for the wealthiest people on earth. Everything about Demesne is bioengineered for perfection. Even the air there induces a strange, euphoric high that only the island's workers—soulless clones like Elysia—are immune to.

At first, Elysia's new life on this island paradise is idyllic and pampered. But she soon sees that Demesne's human residents, the most privileged people in the world who should want for nothing, yearn. And, she comes to realize that beneath its flawless exterior, there is an undercurrent of discontent amongst Demesne's worker clones. She knows she is soulless and cannot feel and should not care—so why are overpowering sensations clouding Elysia's mind?

If anyone discovers that Elysia isn't the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be, she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine. When Elysia's one chance at happiness is ripped away from her with breathtaking cruelty, emotions she's always had but never understood are unleashed. As rage, terror, and desire threaten to overwhelm her, Elysia must find the will to survive.

What I'm Waiting? 
 I love books and movies about clones. I also love the idea of the clones being workers on this island where the air gets all the rich people high. Sounds very interesting.

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31 comments:

  1. I thought about putting this one up, but didnt. Still it does sound good

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  2. I'm oddly fascinated by clones too. I've been waiting for a YA author to figure out that they're mostly unexplored. I'm very excited about this.
    Our WoW

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  3. Oh darn! This sounds pretty good! I feel bad for the girl who had to die so that the clone could live though ...

    Thanks for sharing, Jenn!

    Stop by my WoW .

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  4. Wow, the cover looks really stunning! And the story sounds really intriguing and interesting, definitely also put this in my wishlist.
    Thank you so much for letting me know about this novel =D

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  5. I can't wait to read this book, it sounds fantastic!

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-2nd-may.html

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  6. This book looks really awesome! I don't really like the idea of clones because it takes away our individuality - but since this is looking to be an awesome book, I will allow it! xD

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by mine!

    My WoW and Giveaway
    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

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  7. This sounds really intriguing !
    I hope the content is as awesome as the cover :)

    My WoW
    http://nicksbookblog93.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-16-of-poseidon-by.html

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  8. Haven't heard of Beta before but I am definitely considering it now. Looks like an amazing read! :) Good pick.

    My WoW

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  9. This book sounds really amazing! I'm excited to read this. Great pick! :D

    My WOW

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  10. OOoh that cover is pretty!! I love the colors!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  11. Great choice!! I added it to my TBR list. I'm a new follower and just wanted to drop by and say hi :) I love your blog!!

    My WoW


    -Riya

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  12. You're always one of the first commenters! Who do you do that? *impressed face*

    Anyway, great pick! I'm excited what kinda reviews the book'll get!

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  13. This book sounds interesting, great pick! I like the cover.
    My WOW

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  14. This sounds different! I would love to check out some reviews of this when they come out! Great pick! :)

    My W.O.W.

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  15. I'm dying to read this. I think I'll really like it.The first thing that comes to mind is that movie The Island, but I think this'll be different. By the way, I love this "I also love the idea of the clones being workers on this island where the air gets all the rich people high.". Bwahaha, they should use it as a tagline or something, especially the last part. :D

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  16. Ooh This one is definitely right up my alley! And I love the cover! You could have chosen Reaper too I wouldn't have thought you were copying!! Just means you have fabulous taste! duh! :D

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  17. This looks so good and the cover is amazeballs. Thanks for sharing :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  18. Nice pick! I've been seeing Glitch a lot lately. I'm not sure i would love it, but it does seem cool. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I'm still deciding on this one ever since I saw it... and I think you just gave me a stronger push. ^_^
    Nice pick! Thanks for stopping by.

    Janus @ The Blair Book Project

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  20. This one looks soooo good and that cover I mean hello gorgeous.

    My WoW

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  21. Hope you enjoy it! Sounds interesting. :)

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  22. Wow! this book sounds great! I really need to check it out. Awesome pick! Here is my Wow: http://inbetweenbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-evolution-of-mara.html

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  23. Yeah, it does sound good, but I have had bad experiences with "clones" so I don't know, :/

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  24. this sounds... different but in a good way. great pick!!! i will wait to see what you think when you read it before i make up my mind. this is like a book that i look at the cover and think hummm i like it, but its off humm anyways! great pick!!
    Tara's WoW

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  25. I've never heard of this one, but it sounds really interesting! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. Okay, so I admit that this is a new title for me, but man, I love that cover! Instant love.

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  27. Sci-fi and such a beautiful cover i definitely to get this one...great pick...

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW post here

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  28. This one sounds interesting Jennifer. Thanks for sharing. I haven't read any books about clones before.

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  29. This seems interesting -- will wait and see what you think!!

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  30. Oooh I hadn't heard of this before but it sounds really good! I love stuff like this too. I really like the cover as well


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  31. This is the first I've heard of this title, but it looks and sounds really cool! Thanks for sharing!

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