July 11, 2012

The Forsaken Book Trailer

If you love dystopian reads, you might want to check out this book trailer for The Forsaken, a debut novel by Lisa Stasse. Find it at your local book store.

Do the beating drums get to you too? Talk about eliciting fear into a prospective reader - and I love it! I haven't even cracked open the book, and I already I feel as if I've been forsaken.

Summary (from Goodreads):
As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.

Have any of you already read this? Thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. I'm excited to read this one! Thanks for sharing the trailer!


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