THE YOUNG WORLD by Chris Weitz (WoW #167)

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


New York City is now run by tribes of teenagers, survivors of a
mysterious Sickness that wiped out all adults and little kids. But
they’re only survivors to a point—as soon as they get too old, the
Sickness kills them, too. The teens who remain are left in possession of the bones of a modern world that doesn’t work. With resources scarce, conflict is inevitable, and the teens make sure
they are armed to the hilt.

The Young World follows Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, his secret crush, as they rally teens around them in an effort to find the cure to the Sickness, and change the world forever

THE YOUNG WORLD releases in 2014 from Little Brown, Co.

Not entirely sure how this one will be, but I absolutely LOVE that cover. 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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    Lucy @ The Reading Date

    September 25, 2013

    That cover is very cool. And the author is a director, so maybe a movie will follow. Love books set in NYC! Thanks for highlighting this one :)

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    Bieke @ Istyria book blog

    September 25, 2013

    Looks good! The cover is pretty awesome.

    My WoW

    Bieke @ Istyria book blog

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    September 25, 2013

    Sounds exciting. I love that post-apocalyptic topic. Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s my WoW!

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    September 25, 2013

    Sounds interesting! Do you know if this series will be MG or YA yet? I felt from the synopsis that it could go either way and the cover art was no help. Cool pick honey, thanks for sharing! :-)

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    September 25, 2013

    I feel like I’ve seen this plot a bunch of times already…but I love the cover and the idea of teens ruling the world so I’d be more than happy to give it a shot!

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    September 25, 2013

    Reminds of The Girl Who Owned a City. Sounds good, thanks for the suggestion. Please check out my WoW!  

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    September 25, 2013

    This one sounds so good! I’m loving the cover :)
    Come see my WoW post :)

    Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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    September 25, 2013

    This book sounds amazing! I just added it to my TBR list!

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    September 25, 2013

    never heard of this author!! Thanks for a new suggestion!!!