02 May, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Glimpse by Claire Merle

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which bloggers post books they are eagerly anticipating to be released. Without further ado, here's mine:

The Glimpse 
by Claire Merle
To be Released June 7, 2012 by Faber & Faber
Check it out on Goodreads

Once you've seen into the future, can you change your destiny?

In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell.

Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana’s condition, wants to be with her. The authorities grant Ana a tentative reprieve. If she is joined to Jasper before her 18th birthday, she may stay in the Community until her illness manifests. But if Jasper changes his mind, she will be cast out among the Crazies. As Ana’s joining ceremony and her birthday loom closer, she dares to hope she will be saved from the horror of the City and live a ‘normal’ life. But then Jasper disappears.

Led to believe Jasper has been taken by a strange sect the authorities will not intefere with, Ana sneaks out of her well-guarded Community to find him herself. Her search takes her through the underbelly of society and into the pits of the human soul. And as she delves deeper into the mystery of Jasper's abduction she uncovers some devastating truths that destroy everything she has grown up to believe, but she also learns to love as she has never loved before.
I was interested in this book after reading a couple reviews. It seems to be one of those books that readers either love or hate.  I can tell already from the synopsis that it's probably a hot topic sort of book in a dystopian setting with DNA and mental illness involved. I'm waiting to read this book because it seems so different from other YA dystopians (or perhaps this is a utopian book?). The synopsis only confuses me and intrigues me. When I get my hands on it, we'll see if it's a love or a hate relationship!

What books are you waiting for? Leave me a comment below!


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