Waiting On Wednesday (97) — THE HAVEN by Carol Lynch Williams

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!

The Haven

For the teens at The Haven, the outside world, just beyond the towering stone wall that surrounds the premises, is a dangerous unknown. It has always been this way, ever since the hospital was established in the year 2020. But The Haven is more than just a hospital; it is their home. It is all they know. Everything is strictly monitored: education, exercise, food, and rest. The rules must be followed to keep the children healthy, to help control the Disease that has cast them as Terminals, the Disease that claims limbs and lungsโ€”and memories.

But Shiloh is different; she remembers everything. Gideon is different, too. He dreams of a cure, of rebellion against the status quo. What if everything theyโ€™ve been told is a lie? What if The Haven is not the safe place it claims to be? And what will happen if Shiloh starts asking dangerous questions?

THE HAVENย will be released April 16th 2013 from St. Martin’s Griffin.

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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    Olivia Williams

    August 1, 2012

    This sounds really good! Haven't heard of it before. Adding this on my TBR list! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog!

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    Anna @ Literary Exploration

    August 1, 2012

    ohhhh this definitely looks like an interesting read! I'll have to add it to my TBR :D Thanks for sharing!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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    Valerie StuckInBooks

    August 1, 2012

    Liking the sound of this one!

    Here's my version of WoW


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    Randi M

    August 1, 2012

    Another one for the TBR! The cover looks super creepy. Such a long wait!!! Great pick. :)

    My WoW

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    Jennifer Messerschmidt

    August 1, 2012

    I love futuristic dystopian type books! Very curious about what happened to these kids and what disease is plaguing them?!! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by My WOW!

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    August 1, 2012

    OOooo this sounds really good! Great pick and thanks for stopping by My WoW

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    August 1, 2012

    Ooh that looks cool! Like the cover!

    Here's My WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    Misa G.

    August 1, 2012

    Oooh. This one sounds interesting. I've never heard of it before, so thanks for sharing! The cover's beautiful, too :)

    Skyway Avenue Reads

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    August 1, 2012

    Dystopia = immediate tbr.

    I don't really know anything about the author, except that her book that just came out is not up my alley. Whatevs! Want!

    Here's mine.

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    Sarah @ Y.A. Love

    August 1, 2012

    This sounds great! I didn't know she had another book coming out already. Great pick :)

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    Krystianna (Downright Dystopian)

    August 1, 2012

    This one sounds pretty good! I hadn't heard of it until now. I like the cover… it kind of seems creepy. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    YA Book Queen

    August 1, 2012

    Ooh, this seems interesting! I've heard this author is a really good writer,

    Nice find! :)

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    Mel - Thedailyprophecy.

    August 1, 2012

    Yeaaaah, this one looks so good. Only: such a long time :o 2013, ahhh!


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    Danielle D

    August 1, 2012

    I've seen the cover around, but not the synopsis, this sounds like it will be a great read. 2013 though ugh

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    Martina Koleva

    August 1, 2012

    I read about this book last week and I'm really looking forward to it. I can't wait for it to come out! Great pick!
    My WOW

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    Marmaladelibby (aka Ange)

    August 1, 2012

    Nice! This one sounds really good! Added it to my TBR list!
    WoW at Libby Blog

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    August 1, 2012

    Wow, this sounds intriguing o.O Nice choice!

    And thank you for stopping by @ Little Pieces of Imagination :)


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    Tribute Books Mama

    August 1, 2012

    Sounds intriguing, enjoy!


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    Dazzling Mage

    August 1, 2012

    Cover looks really nice, but not quite sold on the synopsis. Still, looking forward to see how it'll be. Nice WoW pick.

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    August 1, 2012

    Awesome choice! I haven't heard of this one but it sounds interesting! The cover is just lovely!!!! Thanks for sharing.


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    Addie R.

    August 1, 2012

    I had this in my WoW last week! I'm really interested in reading it especially since it's by Carol. Great pick:))

    My WoW

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    Amber (Books of Amber)

    August 1, 2012

    This sounds really interesting! I haven't come across it before, so thank you for bringing it to my attention! I'm definitely going to have to buy it :)

    Books of Amber

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    Katie @ BlookGirl

    August 1, 2012

    This is a fabulous pick, Hafsah! 2020 is NOT that far away. Boy, I hope our world hasn't fallen into the state of Haven by then! >.< I am definitely picking this book up when it debuts. I love a good post-apocalyptic story! BTW, I still adore your new blog design. I'm going to be in contact with you SOON about a new blog design for BlookGirl :-) Thanks for stopping by earlier <3 Happy reading!

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    Tanja - Tanychy

    August 1, 2012

    Wow the cover looks amazing!! I'll check this book out, sound really good! :)
    Thanks for stopping by! :)

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    Suzanne @ Paranormal Book Fan

    August 1, 2012

    I'm really looking forward to this one too, can't wait for it. Great pick.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW

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    Beatriz Lins

    August 1, 2012

    Oh, I like the sound of this. It looks pretty interesting! Adding it to my TBR list!

    Here's my WOW post: http://goo.gl/wdgVL

    Have a great day :D

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    August 1, 2012

    Well, I'm officially waiting on this title! It sounds awesomely creepy. Definitely adding it to the TBR!

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    August 1, 2012

    Thanks for stopping by earlier. great pick :D **New Follower via GFC**

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    YA Vixens

    August 2, 2012

    Wow! This sounds so awesome! Definitely going on my TBR now.

    Thanks for stopping by My WoW!

    Now following your blog. Hope you'll return to mine too!

    -Kait @ YA Vixens

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    Infinite Bookshelf

    August 2, 2012

    This sounds interesting! Too bad there's such a long wait!

    – Jared @ Infinite Bookshelf

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    August 2, 2012

    I've seen this one around before and it sounds SO good! I can't wait for its release! Great pick and thanks for stopping by! :)

    Ivy Book Bindings

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    August 2, 2012

    Hmmm I think I will check it out, sounds interesting.

    Here's my WoW!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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    Carina Olsen

    August 4, 2012

    Ohh, sounds awesome ;) Hope you'll love it when it comes out :D
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books