Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Perfect Ruin, by Lauren DeStefano

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine to spotlight upcoming book releases that we're excited about.

This week's pick:

Release date: October 3, 2013
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Format: Paperback, 352 pages

Goodreads description:
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy: On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream. Unless you approach the edge.

Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. If she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and in Basil, the boy she’s engaged to marry.

Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, he is the boy being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find – or whom she will lose.

First off, can I say how much more I LOVE the UK cover?! The city is actually on it! And it doesn't look like a Middle Grade book!
Anyway, back to the facts. I loved Wither. The writing was fantastic and elaborate. I wasn't as blown away by Fever, but I'm still going to read Sever when it's out in the right edition. I'm really curious about this new Dystopian series! I've never read a book set in a city in the sky. I'm also interested in seeing how DeStefano will handle the suicide issue that I think is hinted at.
What do you think of Perfect Ruin? Does it sound like your cup of tea? Are you a fan of the Chemical Garden trilogy?


  1. This one was my pick few weeks ago and I need it. I really do. Even though I have never read the author's other series this one sounds amazing. Great pick :)

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  2. Both covers are outstanding, although i'm still leaning towards the American cover. Great pick this week :-).

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  3. I've seen this on a few WOW's today! I have it on my TBR, and will be watching to pick up a copy when it's released! Great pick!

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  4. Boy this book sure is popular today. Hoping you like this book a lot. Come visit me as well.

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  5. Oo, I love that cover, I've been seeing the red and black one recently. Have you seen that Bibliopunkk Reads is doing a giveaway for Perfect Ruin?

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  6. Oh! I haven't seen that cover before! It's gorgeous! I seriously can't wait to get my hands on this book! Sever was a good ending to the series, I liked it much better than Fever!

  7. I actually prefer the US cover, but this one is pretty. I can't wait for this one either. Even though I still haven't read the last book in her OTHER series. Oops. :P