waiting on wednesday (35)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event courtesy of Breaking the Spine that showcases much anticipated upcoming releases.

from goodreads: 08/28/2012
Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa — and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp — people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simultaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished.

Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds, he is a teen who does not technically exist. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. And when the actions of a sadistic bounty hunter cause Cam’s fate to become inextricably bound with the fates of Connor, Risa, and Lev, he’ll have to question humanity itself.

Rife with action and suspense, this riveting companion to the perennially popular Unwind challenges assumptions about where life begins and ends—and what it means to live.
If this were just about any other series, I would probably say that it should have stopped at Unwind. That the story was complete and that any further exploration will hamper its genius and impact. This is not any other series, and this is not any other author. If you've read Unwind (and also Bruiser) then you know that Shusterman isn't creating a second book just to do so - it's because there is still a story to tell.

Unwind is one of my very favorite books, and this isn't even a book that I can pre-order online because I need to have it release day. I'm so grateful for this series and the potential it has for far-reaching discussion. Is it August yet?

Note: You can find my review for Unwind here.

2 comments on "waiting on wednesday (35)"

We Heart YA wrote: Fri Jun 08, 09:43:00 PM

Gah, we still need to get our hands on UNWIND! Glad that there's a second one coming out. Seems like a lot of readers wanted more (in a good way, not in a that-was-incomplete way). :)


kaye (paper reader) wrote: Thu Jun 14, 11:36:00 PM

@We<3YA: You guys, I'm sort of ridiculously excited for you to read it, sort of like when Kristan read THE SCORPIO RACES and loooooved it. This book will definitely have an effect; though perhaps it's better to wait until you have the sequel to have a Shusterman marathon. :D


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