Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday – Prized by Caragh O’Brien

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. This week’s choice is:
Title: Prized (Birthmarked #2)
Author: Caragh M. O’Brien
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publish Date: Nov. 8, 2011
Pages: 368 pages
Author Website:
Genre: Dystopia, Romance
Summary: In the thrilling follow up to Birthmarked, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone has fled from the Enclave and now must fight for her baby sister’s survival in the matriarchal society of Sylum.

Striking out into the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her, 16-year-old midwife Gaia Stone survives only to be captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where women rule the men who drastically outnumber them, and a kiss is a crime. In order to see her sister again, Gaia must submit to their strict social code, but how can she deny her sense of justice, her curiosity, and everything in her heart that makes her whole?
If you have not read Birthmarked, you are missing out on a fantastic dystopian novel. It was one of my favorite books of 2010 and while the book did not end with a huge cliffhanger, it left you wanting so much more. That’s why I am so excited for the sequel, Prized. Caragh O’Brien is a wonderful writer and she even writes these awesome stories about characters from Birthmarked on her blog that gives you an interesting look into their past. So worth checking out.   
The cover of Prized is beautiful and while it does not go with the original cover of Birthmarked, it does with the new cover of the paperback version, which I love as well. Birthmarked comes out in paperback in October:   

What books are you waiting on?


Kathy said...

Sounds interesting. I haven't heard of this series yet. I may have to check out the first one.

Khadija said...

I have never heard of this series before now. But it sounds like my kind of story...will have to go check out Birthmarked now :)

Read.Breathe.Relax. said...

Wow, I'm surprised that I haven't heard of Birthmarked! It sounds seriously awesome! Like you said, even though the covers don't match, they're both really pretty!

Nice pic!!

Naj said...

While reading the beginning of the synopsis I couldn't help but think of the Hunger Games until I read further and a world ruled by women? O.O Ain't that different! I just recently found this floating around the blogosphere. Awesome WoW!

Maria (Serpentine Library) said...

I love the new cover for Birthmarked, it relates so much more to the story now. And I'm looking forward to reading Prized! Great pick :)

Karen said...

I have it on my TRL at the library!

Sally said...

Sounds like an interesting series. I will have to check out the first book.

Book Sake said...

Ahhh - a second one, I haven't gotten book one yet. Great pick, now I can't wait to read them both!


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