This week's pick:
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback, 368 pages
'There is a rumour that the Elites don't bleed.'
Hundreds of years into the future, wars, riots, resource crises and rising sea-levels have destroyed the old civilisations. Only one city has survived: Neo-Babel, a city full of cultures - and racial tension. Fifteen-year-old Silver is an Elite, a citizen of Neo-Babel chosen to guard the city due to her superior DNA. She'd never dream of leaving - but then she fails to prevent the assassination of Neo Babel's president, setting off a chain of events more shocking and devastating than she could ever have imagined. Forced to flee the city with her best friend Butterfly (a boy with genetically-enhanced wings), Silver will have to fight to find her family, uncover the truth about Neo-Babel and come to terms with her complicated feelings for Butterfly.
Packed full of adventure, romance, exoticism and the power of friendship, THE ELITES is a highly compelling and beautifully written novel from a supremely talented debut author.
This first got my attention because of the beautiful cover, but it's the description that really intrigues me. It sounds kind of like a mix between sci-fi and fantasy, what with the enhanced DNA and all. What exactly are the Elite? Why does Silver have to flee? I also want to know more about Butterfly :) Definitely a debut I'm anticipating!
What do you think of it, and what's your pick this Wednesday?