A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS by Catherine Linka (WoW #174)

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


A smart, edge-of-the-seat, speculative and romantic thrill-ride, which asks big ‘What if?’ questions.

America, today. A continent upended by the deaths of tens of millions of women from a synthetic hormone in meat. Now teen girls are the country’s most valuable commodity, watched over by guards, gates and Paternal Controls on phones, internet and media.

Seventeen-year-old Avie knows her life is over when her father contracts her in marriage to millionaire businessman Jess Hawkins to raise money for his ailing biotech company. Destined to be moulded into Hawkins’s perfect First Lady as he runs for governor on the Paternalist ticket, Avie knows she has to get away – to save who she is and everything she wants her life to be.

Yates, Avie’s childhood friend turned revolutionary, knows Avie has what it takes to make it to freedom in Canada. But on a perilous flight from the mansions of Los Angeles and Malibu to the cover of an exclusive escort service in Las Vegas, Avie begins to learn dangerous truths about who really controls the US government. As her friendship with Yates turns to love, and pursued to the snowy Canadian border by government agents, she must discover whether she really is ‘a girl called fearless’. . .

A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS releases on May 6th 2014 from St. Martin’s Griffin.

For some reason, I thought there was a ship on the cover when I first saw it, but I’m excited nevertheless! 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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    Bieke @ Istyria book blog

    November 13, 2013

    This is interesting! The cover is pretty. =)

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    Jessie @ Jessie Marie Reads

    November 13, 2013

    Wow! That sounds totally unique and intense. That cover is gorgeous, of course but the story sounds awesome. Thanks for featuring it!

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    Shane @ Itching for Books

    November 13, 2013

    Great pick. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

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    November 13, 2013

    This one sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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    November 14, 2013

    Niiice. I love the blurb and the cover is really neat (is it ice or glass?). I’m a bit worried everyone will bust into being zombies…but it doesn’t look like that kind of book. ;)
    My WoW: http://www.notebooksisters.com/2013/11/waiting-on-wednesday-6-alienated.html

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      Catherine Linka

      November 23, 2013

      Zero zombies, Cait. I really love the cover, especially the glass and how it suggests the world before things went wrong and the world after. It also makes me think about how Avie goes from not really knowing the truth about her world to complete clarity about what is going on. The designer is a total genius!

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    Catherine Linka

    November 23, 2013

    Wow. Thank you so much for sharing, Hafsah. I just saw this, because I’ve been really focused on writing the sequel, so I’ve haven’t been on the internet much. I hope you enjoy it. St. Martin’s is working on advance copies right now!