Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina
Expected publication: April 8th 2014
A compelling debut novel asks what happens when children develop inexplicable abilities—and the government sees them as a threat.
They’re known as Firestarters. Boomers. Skychangers. The government calls them Illegals — children with inexplicable abilities — and detains them in menacing facilities so that society is kept out of harm’s way. Ashala Wolf and her Tribe of fellow Illegals have taken refuge in the Firstwood, a forest eerily conscious of its inhabitants, where they do their best to survive and where they are free to practice their abilities.
But when Ashala is compelled to venture outside her territory, she is betrayed by a friend and captured by an enemy. Injured and vulnerable, with her own Sleepwalker ability blocked, Ashala is forced to succumb to a machine that will pull secrets from her mind. It’s only a matter of time before the machine ferrets out the location of the Tribe. Her betrayer, Justin Connor, is ever-present, saving her life when she wishes to die and watching her every move. Will the Tribe survive the interrogation of Ashala Wolf?
-- Blurb as seen on Goodreads
This blurb sounds fantastic! It kind of reminds me of a mash-up of Divergent, The Hunger Games and Under the Never Sky... but different. I can't wait to find out if it's as good as it seems.
Any new releases you can't wait to read?