Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s book:
Title: Last Star Burning
Author: Caitlin Sangster
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: October 10, 2017
Summary (from Goodreads): Sev is branded with the mark of a criminal—a star burned into her hand. That’s the penalty for being the daughter of the woman who betrayed their entire nation.
Now her mother’s body is displayed above Traitor’s Arch, kept in a paralyzed half sleep by the same plague that destroyed the rest of the world. And as further punishment, Sev is forced to do hard labor to prove that she’s more valuable alive than dead.
When the government blames Sev for a horrific bombing, she must escape the city or face the chopping block. Unimaginable dangers lurk outside the city walls, and Sev’s only hope of survival lies with the most unlikely person—Howl, the chairman’s son. Though he promises to lead her to safety, Howl has secrets, and Sev can’t help but wonder if he knows more about her past—and her mother’s crimes—than he lets on.
But in a hostile world, trust is a luxury. Even when Sev’s life and the lives of everyone she loves may hang in the balance.
This story sounds so intriguing! The idea of being branded as a criminal for being the daughter of a traitor seems so harsh, and I am dying to learn more about what happened to the nation that would result in this punishment. This book sounds like it’s going to be action-packed and full of suspense. The world of Last Star Burning seems so complex, and I can’t wait until the fall to see what it’s all about!