Waiting on Wednesday: ABOVE WORLD

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. This event highlights our most-wanted upcoming releases!

Title: Above World
Author: Jenn Reese

Release Date: Feb. 14, 2012
Publisher: Candlewick Press

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ABOVE WORLD sounds really interesting and different.  Believe it or not, it's NOT about mermaids (at least, it doesn't sound like it, not in any sort of traditional sense).  Instead, it's about human evolution, the fight for survival, and a quest for knowledge in order to save an entire colony.  How does that NOT sound like the makings of a great story?

Plus, how cool is it that humans are forced to evolve and grow tails or wings in order to survive and use special breathing necklaces to build a home beneath the sea despite the unnaturalness of it?  So cool!

SUMMARY: Thirteen-year-old Aluna has lived her entire life under the ocean with the Coral Kampii in the City of Shifting Tides. But after centuries spent hidden from the Above World, her colony's survival is at risk. The Kampii's breathing necklaces are failing, but the elders are unwilling to venture above water to seek answers. Only headstrong Aluna and her friend Hoku are stubborn and bold enough to face the terrors of land to search for way to save their people. But can Aluna's fierce determination and fighting skills and Hoku's tech-savvy keep them safe? Set in a world where overcrowding has led humans to adapt - growing tails to live under the ocean or wings to live on mountains - here is a ride through a future where greed and cruelty have gone unchecked, but the loyalty of friends remains true.

What are you anxiously waiting for this Wednesday?


  1. i have an ARC of this one! it looks great!

    stop by my wow?!


  2. This sounds really interesting and I hadn't heard of this one before. Thanks for the suggestion! Please check out my WoW!

  3. This is my first seeing this book. I like the cover! The story sounds interesting! Excellent pick! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. So disappointed that it's NOT about mermaids, because I am a fan. But I love the tangle of covers on this one.

    Have an amazing reading week!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  5. Now, this looks interesting. Great pick. I like the sound of it. Think it will be an interesting choice. Love the new design sweetie.

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  6. The cover for this is so vibrant and gorgeous! This sounds SO GOOD. I am really intrigued to see Aluna and her friend brave the world above them and I can't wait to learn more about their underwater society. WHY is this not on my wishlist already?!

  7. I know what you mean! I'm dying to get an ARC of this one! Or if I don't get..I'll simply buy it on the day of its release! Great pick! And thanks for visiting my blog. :)


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