This is an event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, where each week you post a summary about a book you’re really looking forward to read in the future. Mainly I will write about books that haven’t been released yet, but I may throw in some oldies that I haven’t gotten around to read yet.
I am very excited for the release of Panic by Lauren Oliver which comes out in March 4 / 2014.
Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.
Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.
Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn’t know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.
For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.
Lauren Oliver is the author of big YA hits such as Delirium and As I Fall so I have high hopes for this novel as well. The summary sounds really intriguing and a little bit like Divergent and the Hunger Games with the whole “legendary game” played by seniors but I really liked those two novels so it night be good thing. I find the name Panic for a place really neat as well. It may end up being another cookie-cutter dystopian novel but Lauren Oliver delivered an original idea with Delirium (even though it was a bit far fetched).
What do you guys think? Sounds interesting or just another dystopian novel?