Waiting on Wednesday is hosted at Breaking the Spine
Hey guys! It is time for another WoW! This weeks pick for me is something that I think could be really interesting and unique if it is done right! Especially because of today’s society… we are not the extreme… yet! But it’s a possibility!
All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis
Expected Publication: August 29th 2017 by Harlequin Teen
In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent rather than pay to speak, and her defiant and unexpected silence threatens to unravel the very fabric of society.
Speth Jime is anxious to deliver her Last Day speech and celebrate her transition into adulthood. The moment she turns fifteen, Speth must pay for every word she speaks (“Sorry” is a flat ten dollars and a legal admission of guilt), for every nod ($0.99/sec), for every scream ($0.99/sec) and even every gesture of affection. She’s been raised to know the consequences of falling into debt, and can’t begin to imagine the pain of having her eyes shocked for speaking words that she’s unable to afford.
But when Speth’s friend Beecher commits suicide rather than work off his family’s crippling debt, she can’t express her shock and dismay without breaking her Last Day contract and sending her family into Collection. Backed into a corner, Speth finds a loophole: rather than read her speechrather than say anything at allshe closes her mouth and vows never to speak again. Speth’s unexpected defiance of tradition sparks a media frenzy, inspiring others to follow in her footsteps, and threatens to destroy her, her family and the entire city around them.
This sounds so good and I can’t wait to see how the author has interpreted this and done it!
5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday”
Wow that is a seriously unique premise!! I’m kind of intrigued wondering how a book can be spun around that! *dashes for goodreads* 😂
Doesn’t it sound so unique!! I can’t wait to see what the author has done with it!
Wow this sounds like an interesting book, and if it’s done right it could be really amazing as well. I’ll definitely be adding this to my to-read list as well. Great pick for this week Lauren! 😀
Doesn’t it just!! I can’t wait to see how the author has spun this!!
Me neither! 😀