Jun 27, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (8)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

B E T A by Rachel Cohn

Release Date: October 16th, 2012
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Pages: 304 | ISBN: 1423157192

In a world constructed to absolute perfection, imperfection is difficult to understand—and impossible to hide.
Elysia is a clone, created in a laboratory, born as a sixteen year old girl, an empty vessel with no life experience to draw from. She is a Beta, an experimental model of teenaged clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to be created.

Elysia's purpose is to serve the inhabitants of Demesne, an island paradise for the wealthiest people on earth. Everything about Demesne is bioengineered for perfection. Even the air there induces a strange, euphoric high that only the island's workers—soulless clones like Elysia—are immune to.

It wasn't until I read the summary of Beta that I realized I have not read a book about a clone before. I've seen it on TV tons of times but never in a book. The balance of colors on this cover is beautiful. Even though I have not read a book about clones yet the plot does sound a bit familiar. Let's hope this brings something new to the YA dystopian genre. :)



  1. I got a copy of this at BEA, and can't wait to read it! Great choice!

  2. This one sounds so awesome, it's on my wishlist too. :D

  3. I just heard about this book the other day. It was definitely an instant-click add to my ever-growing tbr list. I think the premise sounds awesome.

    Here's my WoW if you'd like to check it out :)


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