Waiting on Wednesday 07/08/15

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick:

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh: February 2, 2016 (Delacorte Press)

I always get excited when I hear about a new book from one of my favorite authors. I first became a fan of Will McIntosh after reading Love Minus Eighty (now one of my favorite books of all time) and I’ve followed his work with enthusiasm ever since. Looks like his book Burning Midnight will be his first Young Adult novel, which should be an interesting experience.

Burning MidnightFor fans of The Maze Runner and The Fifth Wave, this debut YA novel from Hugo Award winner Will McIntosh pits four underprivileged teens against an evil billionaire in the race of a lifetime.

Sully is a sphere dealer at a flea market. It doesn’t pay much—Alex Holliday’s stores have muscled out most of the independent sellers—but it helps him and his mom make the rent. No one knows where the brilliant-colored spheres came from. One day they were just there, hidden all over the earth like huge gemstones. Burn a pair and they make you a little better: an inch taller, skilled at math, better-looking. The rarer the sphere, the greater the improvement—and the more expensive the sphere.

When Sully meets Hunter, a girl with a natural talent for finding spheres, the two start searching together. One day they find a Gold—a color no one has ever seen. And when Alex Holliday learns what they have, he will go to any lengths, will use all of his wealth and power, to take it from them.

There’s no question the Gold is priceless, but what does it actually do? None of them is aware of it yet, but the fate of the world rests on this little golden orb. Because all the world fights over the spheres, but no one knows where they come from, what their powers are, or why they’re here.”

9 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 07/08/15”

  1. This sounds like the sort of book that I probably wouldn’t pick up if I’d never heard of the author, just because of how similar it is to several major YA franchises. I do love the cover, though!


  2. Awesome choice! I just saw this last week. I have yet to read a Will McIntosh book (I know!) so hopefully this will be my first:-D


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