Waiting on Wednesday: The Scorpian Rules (2)

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

The Scorpian Rules by Erin Bow
Publication Date: September 22, 2015
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult

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Summary: A world battered by climate shift and war turns to an ancient method of keeping peace: the exchange of hostages. The Children of Peace - sons and daughters of kings and presidents and generals - are raised together in small, isolated schools called Prefectures. There, they learn history and political theory, and are taught to gracefully accept what may well be their fate: to die if their countries declare war.
Greta Gustafsen Stuart, Duchess of Halifax and Crown Princess of the Pan-Polar Confederation, is the pride of the North American Prefecture. Learned and disciplined, Greta is proud of her role in keeping the global peace — even though, with her country controlling two-thirds of the world’s most war-worthy resource — water — she has little chance of reaching adulthood alive.

Enter Elián Palnik, the Prefecture’s newest hostage and biggest problem. Greta’s world begins to tilt the moment she sees Elián dragged into the school in chains. The Prefecture’s insidious surveillance, its small punishments and rewards, can make no dent in Elián, who is not interested in dignity and tradition, and doesn’t even accept the right of the UN to keep hostages.

What will happen to Elián and Greta as their two nations inch closer to war?

My Thoughts: This book has been getting a lot of hype lately, and it sounds really interesting. I really want to read it because it sounds like something I would enjoy. So yeah, this is my pick for this week's Waiting on Wednesday. What are you guys excited for?


  1. Great pick! This one sounds incredible. I have a copy of it so hopefully I read it soon!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. You're so lucky! >.< I want to read this book so badly, well I guess I'll just have a wait a little longer. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. I have a digital arc of this which is on my list to read soon. I can't believe next month is September already. What a huge book release month!


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