Waiting on Wednesday (18) — Dark Parties by Sara Grant

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)
Dark Parties
    Dark Parties is a dystopian novel about a country that generations ago closed its borders to people and ideas. No one knows what exists outside their protected society. Neva and her best friend secretly plot to force the government to open its borders. Anyone who threatens the government seems to disappear mysteriously. Neva receives a message from her grandma who vanished without a trace 10 years ago, inviting her to escape to the outside. Now she has a choice–stay and save her country or leave and save herself.
Seems pretty… mysterious and interesting, though the blurb doesn’t say much.
Dark Parties is expected to be released in April 2011 from Little Brown.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    December 22, 2010

    I am really enjoying dystopian books. This sounds good.

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    December 22, 2010

    Wow this one sounds fantastic, Hafsah. I have actually never heard of this one, until now of course. I will definitely add it to my wishlist. Great pick, Hafsa! =)

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    December 22, 2010

    I've seen this book lurking around. It looks pretty interesting. Ever since the Hunger Games I have been fascinated with the Dystopian genre. Looking forward to this one!

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    December 22, 2010

    Sounds really interesting. A new book in my TBR pile!

    My Waiting on Wednesday

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    December 22, 2010

    Reminds me a bit of The Giver and The Village mixed into one. Very interesting pick and something I've never heard of before. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW

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    December 22, 2010

    I've seen this one somewhere, sounds very mysterious!

    Here's my WoW

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    Jan von Harz

    December 22, 2010

    Love dystopian and this sound terrific. Can't wait.

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    Rachel Morgan

    December 22, 2010

    Hmm… I am waiting for City of Fallen Angels! Desperate!
    PS. Have an award for you on my blog :-)

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    Tribute Books Mama

    December 22, 2010

    How to Knit a Heart Back Home
    By Rachael Herron
    Publication date: March 1, 2011

    Lucy Harrison sells books by day and volunteers with the Cypress Hollow fire department by night. Her life is just the way she likes it—full, even-keeled, and smooth—until bad-boy ex-cop Owen Bancroft comes back to town. Lucy has always been fearless, never scared about diving in to help others. When it comes to risking her heart, however, she realizes she's absolutely terrified.

    In a small town like Cypress Hollow, everyone knows your business—and there is nowhere to hide. Then Lucy and Owen are thrown together by the discovery of the lost work of local legend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Now Owen, adrift and struggling to redefine himself as a civilian without a badge, will have to learn how to open himself up to life's new possibilities . . . while Lucy decides just how much of herself she's willing to gamble on love.

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    Kristina Barnes♥

    December 22, 2010

    I'm loving dystopian books! Hurray that this is another one I can add to my list! :) Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Hafsah! ♥

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    December 22, 2010

    Great Wednesday pick, Hafsah! I did my first ever WoW, I would be so happy if you took a looksy! Thanks!

    (You know my blog address :p)here it is anyways:

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    December 22, 2010

    Seen a couple times already , gonna have to check this one out.

    Happy Reading and Merry Christmas.

    My WOW