Waiting on Wednesday - Dove Arising by Karen Bao

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Phaet Theta has lived her whole life in a colony on the Moon. She’s barely spoken since her father died in an accident nine years ago. She cultivates the plants in Greenhouse 22, lets her best friend talk for her, and stays off the government’s radar.

Then her mother is arrested.

The only way to save her younger siblings from the degrading Shelter is by enlisting in the Militia, the faceless army that polices the Lunar bases and protects them from attacks by desperate Earth-dwellers. Training is brutal, but it’s where Phaet forms an uneasy but meaningful alliance with the preternaturally accomplished Wes, a fellow outsider.

Rank high, save her siblings, free her mom:  that’s the plan. Until Phaet’s logically ordered world begins to crumble...

Suspenseful, intelligent, and hauntingly prescient, Dove Arising stands on the shoulders of our greatest tales of the future to tell a story that is all too relevant today.
Maybe I'm just in a "Post-Fairest" lurch, but I really love the sound of this book. Reading the blurb, it sounds as if it might be a touch gimmicky, especially with how the protagonist's name is "Phaet." I always hate when authors use unusual spellings for names to make it seem more original. But despite all that, the idea of another "moon" book is promising! It won't be easy to not compare it to the Lunar Chronicles, but I think it has a pretty fair chance of being a decent, compelling book in it's own rights.

I'm one of those snobs that don't really give new authors a chance, either, unless they come highly recommended by friends or what, so I'll be taking a chance with this one come next month! Hopefully it'll be good!
And the cover is absolutely beautiful! If you didn't know, I'm a bit of a cover-whore, too. XD
What are you waiting on this month? Feel free to tell me in a comment or leave your links so I can check them out!


  1. This is new to me but it does look good!

    1. I hadn't even heard of it until I got en email from B&N about new releases. It's strange that it hasn't been advertised much on GR. Hopefully it's promising!

  2. I love this kind of story. It's definitely going in my to be read pile.

    1. It certainly sounds good! Hopefully we both like it. =)