Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (174)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: Extraction
Author: Stephanie Diaz
Release Date: July 22, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

From Goodreads:

"Welcome to Extraction testing."

Clementine has spent her whole life preparing for her sixteenth birthday, when she’ll be tested for Extraction in the hopes of being sent from the planet Kiel’s toxic Surface to the much safer Core, where people live without fear or starvation. When she proves Promising enough to be “Extracted,” she must leave without Logan, the boy she loves. Torn apart from her only sense of family, Clem promises to come back and save him from brutal Surface life.

What she finds initially in the Core is a utopia compared to the Surface—it’s free of hard labor, gun-wielding officials, and the moon's lethal acid. But life is anything but safe, and Clementine learns that the planet's leaders are planning to exterminate Surface dwellers—and that means Logan, too. 

Trapped by the steel walls of the underground and the lies that keep her safe, Clementine must find a way to escape and rescue Logan and the rest of the planet. But the planet leaders don't want her running—they want her subdued.

With urgent writing, fluid dialogue, and a cast of unforgettable characters, Extraction is a page-turning, gripping read, sure to entertain lovers of Hunger Games and Ender's Game and leave them breathless for more.

The cover certainly screams sci-fi, and I like the premise. It sounds rather tense and immediate. It also sounds like things could go pear-shaped rather quickly, and so I'm really interested in how everything will explode. :)


  1. Great pick, this is one book that is definitely on my wishlist and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Hope you enjoy it when you get to read it :)

    My WoW!

  2. This sounds absolutely fantastic and I love that cover.
    Happy reading!

    Nick - My WoW

  3. ooh intriguing. I initially passed this one over on Goodreads because the cover didn't grab me (horrible I know) but now reading the description I'll have to check it out