"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to shine a spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
By Kimberly Derting
Margaret K. McElderry, to be released Nov. 15, 2011
In the violent country of Ludania, the language you speak determines what class you are, and there are harsh punishments if you forget your place—looking a member of a higher class in the eye can result in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina (Charlie for short) can understand all languages, a dangerous ability she’s been hiding her whole life. Her only place of release is the drug-filled underground club scene, where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. There, she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy who speaks a language she’s never heard, and her secret is almost exposed. Through a series of violent upheavals, it becomes clear that Charlie herself is the key to forcing out the oppressive power structure of her kingdom….
— Amazon.com description
Kimberly Derting blew it out of the water with her book The Body Finder, and I've got not doubt she'll do it again with The Pledge. I first heard about this book during a book blogger preview at Simon & Schuster, and it's the one book that stayed in the back of my mind since BEA. I cannot stop thinking about it, based on the description along. I mean, scroll back up and reread it. Need I say more?!