Waiting on Wednesday: The Pearl Wars

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week, I am eagerly waiting on:

The Pearl Wars (Skyship Academy #1)
Publisher: Flux
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Young Adult
Publication Date: 09.08.2011
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A devastated Earth’s last hope is found in Pearls: small, mysterious orbs that fall from space, and are capable of supplying enough energy to power entire cities. Battling to control the Pearls are the Skyship dwellers—political dissidents who live in massive ships in the Earth’s stratosphere—and the corrupt Surface government.

Jesse Fisher, a Skyship brat, and Cassius Stevenson, a young Surface operative, cross paths when they both venture into forbidden territory in pursuit of Pearls. Their chance encounter triggers an unexpected reaction, endowing each boy with remarkable—and dangerous—abilities that their respective governments would stop at nothing to possess. Enemies thrust together with a common goal, Jesse and Cassius make their way to the ruins of Seattle to uncover the truth about their new powers, the past they didn’t know they shared, and a shocking secret about the Pearls.

The first thing that attracted me to this book was that the MC is a boy. I love reading books from the perspective of a boy, because it is so different than what I normally read. Also, the cover is super cool!

Beyond those things, this sounds like an exciting addition to the science fiction genre. A Skyship academy that battles to collect pearls? Sign me up!

*Thanks to Emily's Reading Room, for the heads up about this book!

What are you waiting on?


  1. Interesting. I will have to read your review on it.

  2. This one sounds great..

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    Have a nice week :)

  3. Hi there Im a new follower,if this is dystopian read im up for it. seems like a good book. '

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  4. This sounds really good, and I like the cover. I added it to my TBR list.

    Love of Books

  5. I'm definitely going to check this one out...sounds like a fun book! Plus that cover is awesome!

  6. The cover makes me think steampunk which I kinda hate, but the synopsis makes it up. Sounds so good!

    Rie @ Mission to Read

  7. It sounds steampunk-ish and dystopian at the same time. I loved it, it sounds very unique and new. I've just added this to my wishlist! Great pick :)

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  8. Love the male POV too and I also enjoy a well written sci-fi. This sounds like it might satisfy both. great pick!

  9. Great Pick! I don't usually like the Sci-Fic but this one sounds good:)

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  10. I haven't heard about this one - thanks for letting me know! The cover is intriguing!

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  11. Mariya: Thanks for stopping by.

    Cristina: I hope you do. :)

    Sharon: You have a great weekend, too.

    Laine: It's definitely some sort of dystopian, so that should be appealing. :) Thanks for following!

    Christy: I like the cover, too. It's very well done.

    Becky: I hope you do!

    Rie: It does have a sort of steampunk feel to it. I'm hoping it's one of the better ones.

    Kai: I'm so glad! It does sound unique and exciting.

    Jan: It definitely does. Thanks for stopping by!

    Darkfallen: I'm glad you like the sound of it!

    Brittany: You're so welcome! I'm glad you like it. :)

  12. I agree it looks very steampunk, sounds good!

  13. Ooooooooooooooooo I love this cover and premise. Excellent choice. I'm running over to GR to add it to my TBR.

  14. That's a great choice! Here's mine:


  15. Love the cover & just added it to my TBR pile, it sounds great!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    - New follower

    Jess @ The Midnight Bookworm

  16. Thanks for mentioning the book! I'm pumped that you guys are excited. I can't wait for you all to read it!!

  17. This one sounds so cool! I agree, I love reading books from a boy's POV. Really intriguing cover as well!

  18. Beth: It really does. :)

    Juju: I'm SO glad! It sounds great.

    Anna: Thanks for stopping by!

    Jessica: Glad you added it. I love the cover as well.

    Nick: Wow, thanks for stopping by! :)

    T.B.: Agreed!


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