Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (84)

Gated by Amy Christine Parker

Do the gates keep the unchosen out or the chosen in?
In Mandrodage Meadows, life seems perfect. The members of this isolated suburban community have thrived under Pioneer, the charismatic leader who saved them from their sad, damaged lives. Lyla Hamilton and her parents are original members of the flock. They moved here following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, looking to escape the evil in the world. Now seventeen, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned:
Pioneer is her leader.
Will is her Intended.
The end of the world is near.
Like Noah before him, Pioneer has been told of the imminent destruction of humanity. He says his chosen must arm themselves to fight off the unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the compound's underground fortress--the Silo.
Lyla loves her family and friends, but given the choice, she prefers painting to target practice. And lately she'd rather think about a certain boy outside the compound than plan for married life in the Silo with Will. But with the end of days drawing near, she will have to pick up a gun, take a side, and let everyone know where she stands.

 August 27, 2013/Random House Children's/384 Pages/Young Adult

-- This sounds intense and action-packed! I wonder what Lyla will do? This is Amy's debut and I cannot wait to read it.

Waiting on Wednesday Is Hosted By: Breaking the Spine


  1. Oh, sounds pretty interesting.
    kind of dystopian kind of cult-ish.

    Thanks for sharing your pick.

  2. This does sound good. I'm going to add this to my wishlist right away.
    Ruby's Reads

  3. I think this sounds really cool-I am also a sucker for a book boy named Will even though he doesn't seem to be the hero.

  4. Thanks for picking Gated this week!


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