29 March 2012

The Time Will Come #9

The Time Will Come is a fantastic meme hosted by Books For Company where we can feature those poor books that we brought, put on the shelf, and haven't (yet!) read.

All you have to do is:
- Pick a book you have been meaning to read
- Do a post to tell us about the book
- Link the post in the linky
- Visit the other blogs!


This week's neglected book is:

The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

Published: 1 September 2011 by Scholastic

Pages: 288 (hardcover)

The wars that followed The Collapse nearly destroyed civilization. Now, twenty years later, the world is faced with a choice—rebuild what was or make something new.

Stephen Quinn, a quiet and dutiful fifteen-year-old scavenger, travels Post-Collapse America with his Dad and stern ex-Marine Grandfather. They travel light. They keep to themselves. Nothing ever changes. But when his Grandfather passes suddenly and Stephen and his Dad decide to risk it all to save the lives of two strangers, Stephen's life is turned upside down. With his father terribly injured, Stephen is left alone to make his own choices for the first time.

Stephen’s choices lead him to Settler's Landing, a lost slice of the Pre-Collapse world where he encounters a seemingly benign world of barbecues, baseball games and days spent in a one-room schoolhouse. Distrustful of such tranquility, Stephen quickly falls in with Jenny Tan, the beautiful town outcast. As his relationship with Jenny grows it brings him into violent conflict with the leaders of Settler's Landing who are determined to remake the world they grew up in, no matter what the cost.

This one hasn't actually been on my shelves all that long - I think it arrived in January.  But it's post-apocalyptic - they don't often stay on my shelf unread!  Hopefully I'll get to this one over the summer!

3 comments:

  1. This was on sale last week from Kindle but I didn't grab it. I really wish I would have since it looks really good but it would take me ages to get to it.
    - Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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    1. I hate when books I own go on sale after I paid full price! But I have the hardback version so it's not the same. It may take me ages to get to it too.....

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  2. I have been doing a lot of reading what I already have this year.
    I feel behind but I am catching up!

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