Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Drowned Cities

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait to get my grubby hands on The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi.  Firstly, I'll have to read the previous novel in the series, the highly-regarded Ship Breaker, and then in May I can follow it up with this lovely book!

Goodreads Summary:
In this exhilarating companion to Printz Award winner and National Book Award finalist Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi brilliantly captures a dark future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, driven by demagogues who recruit children to become soulless killing machines. Two refugees of these wars, Mahlia and Mouse, are known as "war maggots": survivors who have barely managed to escape the unspeakable violence plaguing the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities. But their fragile safety is threatened when they discover a wounded half-man--a bioengineered war beast named Tool, who is hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers. When tragedy strikes, Mahlia is faced with an impossible decision: risk everything to save the boy who once saved her, or flee to her own safety.

Drawing upon the brutal truths of current events, The Drowned Cities is a powerful story of loyalty, survival, and heart-pounding adventure.


  1. Um, yes please.
    I <3 Paolo. He world-builds. That is all.

  2. I didn't realize he had a new book coming out soon. I still need to read Ship Breaker - I've heard so many good things about it. I tried Windup Girl and it was just too strange.

  3. I wanted to read book one, haven't gotten to it yet!!

    stop by my post? I have a giveaway! :)