Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine where we post upcoming releases we're highly anticipating. My pre-publication selection for this week's Waiting on Wednesday is NIL by Lynne Matson.
Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Waited on by: Blythe
On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape—or you die.
Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s naked in an empty rock field.
Lost and alone, Charley finds no sign of other people until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . . and so is falling in love. With Thad’s time running out, Charley realizes that she has to find a way to beat the clock, and quickly.
This sounds pretty damn awesome. Kind of like Survivor meets The Hunger Games, no? I know you all are probably sick of things being compared to THG and being pitched as "x meets y" but Survivor meets The Hunger Games sounds pretty accurate. The only thing that scares me a bit about this one is the last paragraph of the synopsis, which mentions "gorgeous" Thad, and falling in love with him. I hope it's not insta-love. Oh, please don't be insta-love.