Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#4): Dualed by Elsie Chapman

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm featuring:

Dualed (Dualed, #1)

Dualed by Elsie Chapman
Book One of the Dualed series
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 26, 2013

Summary from Goodreads:

You or your Alt? Only one will survive.

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.

Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.

Elsie Chapman's suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better.

I have been waiting for this book for so long now! Ever since Elsie joined the Friday the Thirteeners, I have been waiting and watching out for this book. And it sounds awesome!

What are you waiting on?


  1. I am half in, and half out of this book. I really don't know if it is something that I would enjoy, but it sounds good. I don't know yet. Gonna have to wait and hear some reviews first.

    1. I sort of feel the same way, because I've never really enjoyed stories with two personalities (in this case, her or her Alt). But, I love Elsie, and I'm giving a whirl when it comes out :)

  2. Sounds like a lot of suspense and heart-wrenching decisions for West. And that's only the beginning... Nice pick! Thanks for sharing.

    Here is WOW this week.

    Diana @ BookVenturers

  3. Great pick! I can't wait for this one either!!

    Check out Ashley's pick

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  4. I've already heard some good things about it; and that only made me more excited to get this one in my hands. Great pick :D


  5. I haven't seen this before. Thanks for the introduction!

  6. This is on my TBR as well.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    <3 Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

    1. Same! I was bummed not to get an ARC. But it's not too long from now! :D


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