Waiting on Wednesday: Atlantia by Ally Condie

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

Here's my WOW pick this week:

AtlantiaAtlantia
by Ally Condie
YA Dystopian
October 28th 2014 by Dutton Children's

Summary

Can you hear Atlantia breathing?

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.

Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.

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I really loved Ally's Matched series and I've been looking forward to this one for some time. I got to hear her read some of this out loud when she stopped by a local bookstore a few months ago. I'm hoping I'll love it!

What do you think? Is this one on your can't-wait-to-read list?


44 comments

  1. I've already seen this one today. I don't know if it's something I want to read, but I hope you enjoy it!My WoW

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  2. Jenea Whittington9/3/14, 8:01 AM

    I am looking forward to reading this one, I read the sampler a while back and it was good. Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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  3. I moved off Dystopia based books for a while but maybe this one could take me back to the brilliant genre! I love how it is not centred too much into the love type of relationships but about her past and how she looks back into it. Can't wait for this one!

    My WoW

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  4. Grace Fonseca9/3/14, 9:40 AM

    This one is popular today. I love mermaid or underwater books. These sound really good.


    Grace @ Books of Love

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  5. I have been seeing it around. Hopefully it will be really good. :)

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  6. I hope I do too! I liked your pick. :)

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  7. I enjoyed what I heard of the first chapter. I'll come check out yours...

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  8. I do like too that it isn't all about the romance. I'll come see what your pick is.

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  9. This is the second time I see this book today. It sounds really interesting and I hope you enjoy it when it comes out!
    My WoW: http://inmysecretbookworld.blogspot.se/2014/09/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html?m=1

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  10. Amanda P. @ Of Specs and Books9/3/14, 3:27 PM

    What's funny is I know this lady in real life! She's a fantastic lady! I went to high school with her oldest son, and her husband was my science teacher! :)

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  11. I think I'll actually like Atlantia so much better than Matched (it was okay, but not my favorite).

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  12. laura thomas9/3/14, 7:16 PM

    This is a spectacular cover and the series sounds exciting. I'll be adding this to my wish list.

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  13. I really liked Matched, but I think Atlantia will be different. I hope we both love it!

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  14. I hope you really like it when you get your hands on a copy, Laura!

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  15. Alicia Batista9/3/14, 9:15 PM

    YESSSS, I am SOOOO excited for this one too! I'm just glad it releases soon and we won't have to wait that long! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW @Addicted Readers! :)

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  16. Samantha crocheter9/4/14, 5:00 AM

    I think I would choose Insurgent by Veronica Roth! :)

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  17. Tequila Rose9/4/14, 6:52 AM

    The Dom with the Perfect Brats by Sorcha Black, Leia Shaw, and Cari Silverwood

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  18. I'd love to win any Jane Austen sequel

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  19. I really want to get my hands on this one! I can't wait to read it :)

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  20. A Storm of Swords Part 2.

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  21. mary ann Gacayan9/4/14, 8:54 AM

    I.d love to win cress by marissa meyer :)

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  22. I have heard good things about this series. I just need to find the time to read it. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Yes, yes, yes! Eager to get my hands on this one and am glad its release isn't too far off. :)

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  24. ThaisPampado9/4/14, 11:59 AM

    I'd pick The Wood Queen.

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  25. I have a lot of trouble answering these questions, but maybe Exile by Shannon Messenger, or Cress by Marissa Meyer.

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  26. Possibly. I didn't read her first series, though, so I may hold off for a while.

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  27. I'd probably choose either Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead, Between the Spark and Burn, or The Far Dawn, so many series I want to finish and I'm sooo close lol. Thanks so much Tressa :)

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  28. I would probably choose Magical Melons by Carol Ryrie Brink. It's an older book, but I loved it when I was younger.

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  29. Aisha Buenavista9/4/14, 7:32 PM

    Maybe Ruin and Rising or Scarlet By marissa meyer!!:)

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  30. Same here. It's only a month and a half away.

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  31. Glad I'm not alone in wanting to read this one!

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  32. Me too, Rissi! It should be good. :)

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  33. I know this one is very different from her other series. I'm looking forward to it!

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  34. I did love the Matched series so I'm sure I'll end up reading this one, even though I'm not a big Atlantia/mermaid fan. I hope it's good! ~Pam

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  35. What a gorgeous cover! Hope you enjoy the book when you get it. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  36. Oh, I didn't know Ally Condie had a new book coming out soon! I really like this cover, will have to keep my eyes out for this! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. I noticed you've made a popular choice this week. I hope this book exceeds your expectations! That's cool that you got to hear the author read from her book.


    Thanks for visiting Jane Reads!

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  38. Well, no mermaids at least. :) It's more of a dystopian. They left the surface because it was polluted and those up top work to keep those under the water alive with clean air and such. It also focuses on two sisters. Should be interesting.

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  39. Thanks for stopping back over!

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  40. I'm hoping I'll love it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  41. It was fun to hear her read the beginning of it. She was really great in person and it's always fun to see the person behind the books.

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