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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Trailer: Forsaken

Hmm, I want.
You want?

About the book:
The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse
Amazon | Goodreads
Dystopian, 375 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Simon & Schuster BYR
A thought-provoking and exciting start to a riveting new dystopian trilogy.

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.


  1. Me likey. Not the slickest trailer ever, but a great sense of mood and not boringly talky like most of them. Great trailers (book or movie) are such a lost art its nice to see it done well once in a while.

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  2. Me want, too. Not a big fan of the trailer, but the description sounds interesting. Kind of Minority Report meets The Glimpse meets The Hunger Games.

    Is it just me, or the voice in the trailer talks with a British accent? Or a non-American accent, anyway.

  3. Yeah, it's definitely not American, but it's sort of a robotic, too-polished British.


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