Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.
This week's choice is -
Burning Midnight - Will McIntosh
ISBN - 9780553534108
Publisher - Delacorte Press
Release date - February 2 2016
Find - Goodreads
For fans of The Maze Runner and The Fifth Wave, this debut YA novel from Hugo Award winner Will McIntosh pits four underprivileged teens against an evil billionaire in the race of a lifetime.
Sully is a sphere dealer at a flea market. It doesn’t pay much - Alex Holliday’s stores have muscled out most of the independent sellers - but it helps him and his mom make the rent. No one knows where the brilliant-colored spheres came from. One day they were just there, hidden all over the earth like huge gemstones. Burn a pair and they make you a little better: an inch taller, skilled at math, better-looking. The rarer the sphere, the greater the improvement - and the more expensive the sphere.
When Sully meets Hunter, a girl with a natural talent for finding spheres, the two start searching together. One day they find a Gold - a color no one has ever seen. And when Alex Holliday learns what they have, he will go to any lengths, will use all of his wealth and power, to take it from them.
There’s no question the Gold is priceless, but what does it actually do? None of them is aware of it yet, but the fate of the world rests on this little golden orb. Because all the world fights over the spheres, but no one knows where they come from, what their powers are, or why they’re here.
I've had Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh sitting on my TBR for what seems like forever but even though I still haven't read it I was intrigued when I heard he was writing his debut YA novel. I love the idea of spheres giving you talents and can't wait to get my hands on a copy although February still seems like a very long time to wait...