Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I am waiting on
The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber
Publication Date: June 6th 2017
For fans of Enders Game and Blade Runner comes a story of video gaming, blood, and power.
Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi s dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth’s corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth’s Fantasy Fighting arena where Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, Sofi’s the only one who believes Shilo survived. She has dreams of him. And she is convinced he’s been taken to the ice-planet.
Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there.
For Miguel Earths charming young playboy the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets and seduction. Until the Fantasy Fights bomb goes off. Now the tables have turned and he’s a target for blackmail. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than anyone can fathom, or Earth can afford.
I loved Mary’s debut series, Storm Siren, so I was delighted to find out she was releasing a new book in 2017. From the synopsis alone you can tell that The Evaporation of Sofi Snow is going to have a completely different tone to Storm Siren. This world sounds a lot darker and edgier. The combination of this brutally vivid virtual gaming system, the search for Sofi’s brother, Shilo, and the introduction of Miguel, who has already sparked an interest from me, this book sounds like one epic roller-coaster of a ride and I can’t wait to see what it has in store for us.
What’s your most anticipated book?