24 October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #4 - Rootless by Chris Howard


Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, Waiting on Wednesday showcases the books we're lusting after. Get ready to load up your TBR!

Rootless by Chris Howard

Expected Publication: 1 November 2012

Publisher: Scholastic

Pages: 336 (hardcover)

Synopsis

17-year-old Banyan is a tree builder. Using scrap metal and salvaged junk, he creates forests for rich patrons who seek a reprieve from the desolate landscape. Although Banyan's never seen a real tree—they were destroyed more than a century ago—his father used to tell him stories about the Old World. But that was before his father was taken . . .
Everything changes when Banyan meets a woman with a strange tattoo—a clue to the whereabouts of the last living trees on earth, and he sets off across a wasteland from which few return. Those who make it past the pirates and poachers can't escape the locusts—the locusts that now feed on human flesh.

But Banyan isn't the only one looking for the trees, and he's running out of time. Unsure of whom to trust, he's forced to make an uneasy alliance with Alpha, an alluring, dangerous pirate with an agenda of her own. As they race towards a promised land that might only be a myth, Banyan makes shocking discoveries about his family, his past, and how far people will go to bring back the trees.


This sounds like a fabulous YA dystopian sci-fi, and the cover has me really intrigued. Not long until this one is released!

What are you waiting on this week?

14 comments:

  1. I'm really curious about this one. Haven't seen any reviews or anything yet. The world building sounds unique!
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  2. I really like the cover of the book and it sounds nice too. Great pick!

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  3. I actually have this book to read, I know the publication date is looming so will hopefully have it read and reviewed by then.

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  4. I really love the cover! Plus it's almost out, awesome! Never heard of this one before, so thanks for introducing me! ;)

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  5. I love dystopian novels and this looks like a good one so thanks for educating me.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

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  6. This sounds really good and reminds me almost of Waterworld. Also, I'm BEYOND impressed by the cover. More publishers should be this creative! :-D

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  7. Ahhh Locusts! This one sounds really good. I'm always looking for a wicked dystopian but they seem pretty hard to come by these days. Hopefully this on fits the bill. Great pick, Kat!

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  8. Sounds interesting, but the locusts will creep me out. I hate anyting that buzzes.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Jennifer

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  9. This sounds really interesting, but I have to say it's the first time I've heard of this book. Great pick. I'll have to check it out!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
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  10. This one is already on my wishlist! It sounds amazing!

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  11. I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and bring it to my attention!! Please check out my WoW!

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  12. Definitely an interesting summary and I'd love to read the book when it comes out. I think I already have this one on my to-read list. I really want to give it a try. Great pick!
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  13. This one sounds really interesting, it's the first I've heard of it, but I'm adding it to my tbr list right now! I love the cover too, it really seems to reflect the story well!

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  14. Very intriguing Dystopian concept! I look forward to hearing what you think about it once you've had a chance to read it.

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    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

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