“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine
, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Author: Tom Hoyle
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: 13th February 2014
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Goodreads summary: Born at midnight in London, on the stroke of the new millennium, Adam is the target of a cult that believes boys born on this date must die before the end of their thirteenth year. Twelve boys have been killed so far. Coron, the crazy cult leader, will stop at nothing to bring in his new kingdom. And now he is planning a bombing spectacular across London to celebrate the sacrifice of his final victim: Adam.
Initial Thoughts on Thirteen
This novel has a rather morbid plot line but it sounds like an action packed story that will no doubt keep me engaged for several hours. I’m interested to see what sort of story this will be i.e. will there be any romance, social commentary etc. I also wonder if it’ll be violent in any way and what age this is really suitable for. I’m not sure I’ve ever really read a thriller suitable for younger teenagers but we’ll have to wait and see.
Thirteen seems like more ‘boy’-ish YA, which there really isn’t enough of, so I look forward to getting my hands on a copy! It sounds wildly different to most other young adult books out there at the moment so fingers crossed it lives up to expectations.
What is everyone else waiting on? Let me know what you’re currently reading in the comments below!
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