Waiting on Wednesday (64) — The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

The Chaos

Sixteen-year-old Scotch struggles to fit in—at home she’s the perfect daughter, at school she’s provocatively sassy, and thanks to her mixed heritage, she doesn’t feel she belongs with the Caribbeans, whites, or blacks. And even more troubling, lately her skin is becoming covered in a sticky black substance that can’t be removed. While trying to cope with this creepiness, she goes out with her brother—and he disappears. A mysterious bubble of light just swallows him up, and Scotch has no idea how to find him. Soon, the Chaos that has claimed her brother affects the city at large, until it seems everyone is turning into crazy creatures. Scotch needs to get to the bottom of this supernatural situation ASAP before the Chaos consumes everything she’s ever known—and she knows that the black shadowy entity that’s begun trailing her every move is probably not going to help.

A blend of fantasy and Caribbean folklore, at its heart this tale is about identity and self acceptance—because only by acknowledging her imperfections can Scotch hope to save her brother.

The Chaos will be released on April 17th, 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry.
Sounds pretty different… and Caribbean folklore? I’m in.
The Standalone Reading Challenge hosted by me (and I Like These Books).

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.

December 6, 2011



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    December 7, 2011

    Ohhh this book looks awesome!! I'm not a fan of the cover though, I can't stand covers with random faces on them… I don't know why lol!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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    December 7, 2011

    The plot is just something totally unique and THAT. COVER. I went like this -> :O That's just plain beautiful!

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    Jessica T.

    December 7, 2011

    This sounds a lot different from most young adult books coming out. And I'm always up for more folklore from different places! :)

    My WoW @ Lovely Literature

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    December 7, 2011

    OOh that sounds interesting! Total cover love going on too!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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    YA Book Queen

    December 7, 2011

    This sounds pretty interesting! Really great pick, Hafsah! :)

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    Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com

    December 7, 2011

    Awesome choice.

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    ashelynn hetland

    December 7, 2011

    you always pick the best books for WOWs. haven't heard of this one, but i added it to my tbr pile!

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    Lauren M

    December 7, 2011

    Whoa! The Chaos sounds really neat! I'm very interested in the Caribbean folklore that the synopsis mentions. Great pick! :)

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    December 7, 2011

    Surprisingly I've never heard of this one but it sounds awesome. Your right it does sound unique!!!

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    December 7, 2011

    I haven't heard of this book before, but it sounds interesting! Great pick! Thank you for sharing!

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    December 8, 2011

    Ooh, this one sounds awesome! I like fantasy and don't know that much about island folklore so I think I'll have to add this to my wish list.

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    Stepping Out of the Page

    December 8, 2011

    This looks so good! I must try and get my hands on a copy of this soon. I hadn't heard of it until now, but I want it! (I'm a new follower, so hi!)

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