Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are highly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait to-read” selection is: Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano.
Summary (via Goodreads):
On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 16-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan’s older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring, and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in best friend Pen and her betrothed, Basil.
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 when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for the murder — betrothed to the victim — 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 who she will lose.
Why am I eagerly waiting on Perfect Ruin?
First the obvious…look at that cover! Just beautiful and the title is perfectly intriguing. I need to know why “getting close to the edge can lead to madness.” What lays beyond the edge? What happened to her brother since he was a Jumper? I have so many questions, I am crazy excited to read this hopefully sooner than later.
Look for Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano October 1st 2013 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers