Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wish List Wednesday - Number Fifty-Five

I found this novel while browsing through Simon and Schuster’s online catalogue and it caught my eye. So, of course, I immediately looked it up on Goodreads and added it to my To Read list.

Dark Inside

Written by: Jeyn Roberts

Released: November 1, 2011 by Simon and Schuster

Summary: Since mankind began, civilizations have always fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs…Now it’s our turn. Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even more awful is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, turning everday people into hunters, killers, crazies.

Mason's mother is dying after a terrible car accident. As he endures a last vigil at her hospital bed, his school is bombed and razed to the ground, and everyone he knows is killed. Aries survives an earthquake aftershock on a bus, and thinks the worst is over when a mysterious stranger pulls her out of the wreckage, but she’s about to discover a world changed forever. Clementine, the only survivor of an emergency town hall meeting that descends into murderous chaos, is on the run from savage strangers who used to be her friends and neighbors. And Michael witnesses a brutal road rage incident that is made much worse by the arrival of the police--who gun down the guilty party and then turn on the bystanding crowd.

Where do you go for justice when even the lawmakers have turned bad? These four teens are on the same road in a world gone mad. Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it can be found, this is a journey into the heart of darkness – but also a journey to find each other and a place of safety.

Isn't that cover something? I love how dystopian novels are slowly starting to pull rank on the vampire genre. Plus, as an added bonus, the author is Canadian and it’s her debut novel!

Keep this one on your watch list!


Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

Oh man, it sounds amazing!! Good find! Love that it's by a Canadian author, as well. =)

Anonymous said...

That sounds really good. I've just added it to my wishlist too.