It's time for "Waiting On" Wednesday! This is a feature begun by Breaking the Spine, in which bloggers share an upcoming book about which they are very excited. So here's the next upcoming YA from the top of my TBR!
THE SCORPION RULES
Releases 22 September 2015 from Margaret K. McElderry
A world battered by climate shift and war turns to an ancient method of keeping peace: the exchange of hostages. The Children of Peace--sons and daughters of kings and presidents and generals--are raised together in small, isolated schools called Preceptures. There, they learn history and political theory, and are taught to gracefully accept what may well be their fate: to die if their countries declare war.
Greta Gustafsen Stuart, Duchess of Halifax and Crown Princess of the Pan-Polar Confederation, is the pride of the North American Precepture. Learned and disciplined, Greta is proud of her role in keeping the global peace, even though, with her country controlling two-thirds of the world’s most war-worthy resource--water--she has little chance of reaching adulthood alive.
Enter Elián Palnik, the Precepture’s newest hostage and biggest problem. Greta’s world begins to tilt the moment she sees Elián dragged into the school in chains. The Precepture’s insidious surveillance, its small punishments and rewards, can make no dent in Elián, who is not interested in dignity and tradition, and doesn’t even accept the right of the UN to keep hostages.
What will happen to Elián and Greta as their two nations inch closer to war?
Info and image via Goodreads.
This concept reminds me of a concept in the Ender's Game set that I found equally intriguing. I'm super excited to read this and see how the political hostage situation plays out.
Thanks for reading, and I'll see you Saturday for a post on places where you can get inspired!
Image via yaloveblog.com.
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