Wednesday, 3 December 2014

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY: 5 to 1

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


5 to 1 by Holly Bodger

Published by: Knopf Books

Genre: Young Adult Dystopia

Release date: May 12th 2015


 

Synopsis:

In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to the highest bidder and determined to finally make marriage fair, the women who form the country of Koyanagar have instituted a series of tests so that every boy has the chance to win a wife.

Sudasa, though, doesn't want to be a wife, and Kiran, a boy forced to compete in the test to become her husband, has other plans as well. As the tests advance, Sudasa and Kiran thwart each other at every turn until they slowly realize that they just might want the same thing.

This beautiful, unique novel is told from alternating points of view-Sudasa's in verse and Kiran's in prose-allowing readers to experience both characters' pain and their brave struggle for hope.


Why I'm waiting?

When it comes to books, I crave unique concepts and originality. Blurb of this novel promises exactly that. But most of all, I am curious to find out how alternating between prose and verse will work out!


WHAT BOOK ARE YOU WAITING FOR THIS WEEK?

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Lucia @Reading Is My Breathing

Lucia is 28 years old passionate reader and reviewer who enjoys talking about all bookish things. Currently she lives in Prague, works in business industry and dreams of starting her own publishing company. Her weakness? She can never say no to chocolate, coffee or good novel.