Wednesday 23 March 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #24

The Pledge
Kimberly Derting
November 15th 2011

Words are the most dangerous weapon of all. 

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed. 

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can’t be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.

How brilliant does this look?! I love her Body Finder books, plus I love me some dystopian! It looks like it'll be a fantastic read, plus how stunning is that cover?!

What are you waiting on?

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.


  1. This does sound interesting!

  2. Hi there! I'm looking forward to this too. I haven't read any of Kim's books but I will pick up The Body Finder soon so I can see her writing style.

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday post.

  3. Yeah I am really pumped about this one. Cannot wait to see what Derting has in store for us with The Pledge. Great pick!

  4. I'm not a dystopian fan but it's Kimberly Derting so it's on my wishlist.

  5. SOOO can't wait for this one either! Kimberly Derting is such an amazing author, so glad she has another book coming out this year :) great pick!

    my WoW

  6. WOW! (get it!!) hahaha
    Thank you for your pick! Great one at that!

    Pop past the blog to say hi!

  7. I absolutely love the title. The Pledge. Ah, it sends shivers down my spine! I love ANYTHING with "The Pledge" as a title. Book, song, movie, or whatever. I'll have add that to my to read list. It sounds interesting.

    Here's my WoW:

  8. I'm so looking forward to this one! Love dystopias!

    That's What Liz Read

  9. Great pick! I'm really looking forward to reading this one. Here's my WoW!

  10. Can't wait for this one, it looks so good!

  11. The cover of this one is striking, and I really like the idea of a dystopian society based on linguistic barriers!

  12. It looks extremelly good. Can't wait to read this one.


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