Waiting on Wednesday #4

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly book meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Zeroes
Author: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Superheroes
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Pages: 560
Ethan, aka "Scam," has a way with words. When he opens his mouth, whatever he wants you to hear comes out. But Ethan isn't just a smooth talker. He has a unique ability to say things he doesn't consciously even know. Sometimes the voice helps, but sometimes it hurts - like now, when the voice has lied and has landed Ethan in a massive mess. So now Ethan needs help. And he needs to go to the last people who would ever want to help him - his former group of friends, the self-named "zeros" who also all possess similarly double-edged abilities, and who are all angry at Ethan for their own respective reasons. Brought back together by Scam's latest mischief, they find themselves entangled in an epic, whirlwind adventure packed with as much interpersonal drama as mind-bending action. 

Why I'm Waiting

I am really excited about this book. I am a big superhero fan, and something that I love more than superheroes is stories that are a commentary on being a superhero and having powers. Because "double-edged abilities"? I am sold! I love the idea of being super without all of the super perks, and exploring all the downfalls about having powers. Mostly though, I totally think my mouth has a mind of its own which gets me into trouble, and I would love to see that as a power.

Are you excited about Zeroes? What are you waiting on this week?

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  1. I am starting to see this one pop up more and more. I had never seen it before I saw a BEA haul. Seems like it should be getting more attention because people really seem to like Westerfield. Hope you enjoy it!

    1. I'm in the same boat. I saw it in a BEA haul, looked it up, and loved it! I am sure it will be getting more press and attention the closer it gets to the release.

  2. Great pick! I can't wait for this one to come out either. I loved Westerfeld's Uglies and I can't wait for more from him!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. Oooh, this sounds really cool! I'm adding it to my Goodreads to-be-read list :)

  4. So excited for this one! I did get an egalley and can't wait till I can get to it!
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  5. I've actually never read anything by Scott Westerfeld. I know a lot of bloggers who loves his Pretties series but it never seemed to interest me. Hope you love it when it comes out! Thanks for stopping by Books Unbound!

  6. I love Scott Westerfeld (Well, I love the Uglies series), and I haven't heard about this book, so, thanks for the discovery! It sounds really good indeed! :D

  7. That really does look awesome. Thanks for sharing!