December 7, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Slated and So Close to You

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!

The theme this week in my WoW picks is apparently creepy, deceptive governments, LOL.

Slated by Teri Terry

From Goodreads: "Sixteen-year-old Kyla has been 'slated': all of her past memories erased, her entire personality wiped blank. She has been assigned a new name, a new date of birth and even new parents. The government that did this to her claim she was a terrorist, and that she has been given a second chance. But Kyla knows that the government has been lying. Without her memories, how will Kyla ever find the truth? And if her old self is really and truly dead, then what are the terrifying images that still haunt her dreams?"

Playing around with memory always provides a lot of possibility for a story. I can't wait to see how this 'amnesia' is handled in Slated! I'm interested to see where the author takes the terrorism aspect, too.

So Close to You by Rachel Carter

From Goodreads:

"So Close to You brims with the compelling “what if” mysteries surrounding The Time Traveler’s Wife and all of the the action and creepy government experiments of The Maze Runner—and, in a new twist, presents a piercing look at a dark period in history and imagines what changes could have produced an utterly different world...and what one girl would do to stop it.

Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life: stories about the experiments that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who’ve disappeared over the years. When she stumbles into a vessel that transports her to a dangerous and strange new reality, Lydia realizes that all the stories she’s ever heard about the Montauk Project are true—and that she’s in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.

Alongside Wes, a darkly mysterious boy whom she is wary to trust, Lydia begins to unravel the secrets surrounding the project. But the truths behind these secrets force her to question all her choices. And if Lydia chooses wrong, she might not save her family but destroy them...and herself.

Time travel? Secret government experiments? Sign me up! And the cover for this one is very cool. (But what's up with the vague, generic tagline, "Love unbound by time"? From the description it doesn't even sound like the romance is front-and-centre in this one!)

What books are you waiting for?


  1. Oh! I haven't heard too much about your two picks but I like your psychological theme. They both sound suspenseful too!

  2. Slated sounds really good! Can't wait to read it :)

  3. Ooh Slates sounds amazing I haven't heard of that one before!!

    Xpresso Reads

  4. oh my GOSH! slated sounds amazing!!!

    stop by my WOW post?!

  5. I am INSANELY excited for both of these books! I am desperately curious to learn more about this mysterious Montauk Project and the whole memory-wipe thing in Slated has the potential to make such a thrilling story.

    Is it release date for both of these yet? Is it? Why not?!

  6. Great picks, its my first time hearing about both of these and they both sound great.

  7. Aw, shucks; thanks!
    Slated is out 3rd May 2012 - not that much longer to wait...?


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