Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Fire Sermon

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted over at Breaking the Spine and allows readers a chance to showcase the books they're drooling over.

Two quick confessions:
1. I haven't been blogging as much because I have been out of sorts, originally with just a swollen ankle and pulled muscle, then with a rather bothersome cold, and now with an ear infection.  All in less than a week.
2. I already have a copy of the book I'm about to show you.

This week I'm showcasing The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig.  Let me allow goodreads to do all the talking:
The Hunger Games meets Cormac McCarthy’s The Road in this richly imagined first novel in a new post-apocalyptic trilogy by award-winning poet Francesca Haig.
Four hundred years in the future, the Earth has turned primitive following a nuclear fire that has laid waste to civilization and nature. Though the radiation fallout has ended, for some unknowable reason every person is born with a twin. Of each pair, one is an Alpha—physically perfect in every way; and the other an Omega—burdened with deformity, small or large. With the Council ruling an apartheid-like society, Omegas are branded and ostracized while the Alphas have gathered the world’s sparse resources for themselves. Though proclaiming their superiority, for all their effort Alphas cannot escape one harsh fact: Whenever one twin dies, so does the other.
Cass is a rare Omega, one burdened with psychic foresight. While her twin, Zach, gains power on the Alpha Council, she dares to dream the most dangerous dream of all: equality. For daring to envision a world in which Alphas and Omegas live side-by-side as equals, both the Council and the Resistance have her in their sights.
So, yes, The Fire Sermon.  Of which I can't find the official cover anywhere, so here's the placeholder picture goodreads offers up:
If anyone knows what the official cover looks like, please let me know because I'm rather anxious to see it.

As for why I'm showcasing a book I already have.  Well, it is, for one, a top-anticipated book of the year for me.  And when I got the ARC via netgalley I started screaming in joy.  However, I have yet to read it, so I thought it might still count.

Let me know down below what you're waiting on!

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