Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine where you showcase which books you’re looking forward to being released.
This week I’m excited for L.E. Sterling’s first novel in a new YA trilogy called True Born.
UK Release date: June 13th 2016
Synopsis: Plague has taken half the population, and the remaining Lasters wait without hope for their genes to self-destruct. Only the elite Upper Circle can afford potentially life-prolonging Splicer treatments. For seventeen-year old identical twins Lucy and Margot Fox, though, the tests never end – yet no one seems to be ready to reveal what they are. When Margot disappears, a desperate Lucy has no choice but to put her faith in the Plague-resistant True Borns, led by the charismatic Nolan Storm and the beautiful but deadly Jared Price. As Lucy and the True Borns set out to rescue her sister, they stumble upon a vast conspiracy stretching from Dominion’s street preachers to shady Russian tycoons. But why target the Fox sisters? As they say in Dominion, it’s in the blood.
Clearly a dystopian/post-apocalyptic novel, I’m hoping that this debut steers clear of the dystopian tropes that a lot of YA novels have fallen into recently after the success of series like The Hunger Games and Divergent. Because of the mad scramble to get something published in this genre, I’ve been turning to Adult dystopian novels to get my fix because they have the maturity and originality that I think a lot of their YA counterparts have been lacking.
However, True Born has a promising premise and a really gorgeous cover. I’m hoping this novel lives up to my expectations and doesn’t fall into the typical trope of: teenage girl joins a rebellion to overthrow corrupt government.
What books are you waiting on to be released? Are there any YA dystopian novels that you think successfully avoid the tropes and cliches? Let me know in the comments!