This week, our Waiting on Wednesday is P.J. Hoover's Solstice. This is a quiet sci-fi book which definitely seems to be getting a lot of buzz.
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It's a meme that allows book bloggers to talk about which titles they're most looking forward to!
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: June 18th 2013 by Tor Teen/Macmillan
Piper's world is dying.
Each day brings hotter temperatures and heat bubbles that threaten to destroy the earth. Amid this global heating crisis, Piper lives under the oppressive rule of her mother, who suffocates her even more than the weather does. Everything changes on her eighteenth birthday, when her mother is called away on a mysterious errand and Piper seizes her first opportunity for freedom.
Piper discovers a universe she never knew existed—a sphere of gods and monsters—and realizes that her world is not the only one in crisis. While gods battle for control of the Underworld, Piper’s life spirals out of control as she struggles to find the answer to the secret that has been kept from her since birth.
An imaginative melding of mythology and dystopia, Solstice is the first YA novel by talented newcomer P. J. Hoover.
We're especially intrigued by the mention of "gods and monsters", and we can't wait to see how this plays out. For more information on P.J., why not check out her website?