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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (34)

Keep Sweet by Michele Dominguez Greene (Simon Pulse March 9, 2010)

"Alva Jane has never questioned her parents, never questioned her faith, never questioned her future. She is content with the strict rules that define her life in Pineridge, the walled community where she lives with her father, his seven wives, and her twenty-eight siblings. This is the only world Alva has ever known, and she has never thought to challenge it.

But everything changes when Alva is caught giving her long-time crush an innocent first kiss. Beaten, scorned, and now facing a forced marriage to a violent, fifty-year old man, Alva suddenly realizes how much she has to lose--and how impossible it will be to escape."

After reading The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams, I'm interested how this book will differ from that.

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  1. This sounds so different, but amazing at the same time. I'll definitely be adding this to my wishlist. Great pick!

  2. Nice pick! Can't wait to read this one too. Sounds so interesting.

  3. Great pick! I love the cover! ;D

  4. Wow, this one definitely looks interesting!

  5. It sounds nice but I don't like the cover much.

  6. wow! This sounds exactly like The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams.

    Let me give you a brief reminder:

    "Thireen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated community without questioning the fact that her father has three wives and she has twenty brothers and sisteres, with two more on the way. That is, without questioning them much-If you don't count her secret visists to the Ironton County Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with Joshua, the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her

    But when the Prophet decrees that she must marry her sixty-year-old uncle- who already has six wives-Kyra must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family forever."

    Let me point out that in this book, Keep Sweet, the girl is being forced to marry an old man (the same problem Kyra has in The Chosen One), she's beaten for liking a boy (which happens in The Chosen One, after she is caught with Joshoua) and she's trying to escape, which is the main plot line for The Chosen One. The blurb says she's content with her life--like in TCO--until something makes her question her surroundings. There is the risk of danger in this book, like in TCO. There's a walled-in community. The similarities seem endless. And this is only from reading the blurb on the cover of KS.

    Again, wow. has anyone gotten an arc of this book yet?

  7. This seems like a real interesting read.
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  8. Wow, the description sounds intriguing. And the cover looks beautiful.

  9. I loved The Chosen One, I'll definitely have to read this too.