Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wish-list Wednesday #22

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper Blog where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wish-list for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wish-list and onto our wonderful shelves.

Beta by Rachel Cohn
, 331 pages
Published October 16th 2012 by Hyperion

Elysia is created in a laboratory, born as a sixteen-year-old girl, an empty vessel with no life experience to draw from. She is a Beta, an experimental model of a teenage clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to exist. 
Elysia's purpose is to serve the inhabitants of Demesne, an island paradise for the wealthiest people on earth. Everything about Demesne is bioengineered for perfection. Even the air induces a strange, euphoric high, which only the island's workers--soulless clones like Elysia--are immune to. 
At first, Elysia's life is idyllic and pampered. But she soon sees that Demesne's human residents, who should want for nothing, yearn. But for what, exactly? She also comes to realize that beneath the island's flawless exterior, there is an under-current of discontent among Demesne's worker clones. She knows she is soulless and cannot feel and should not care--so why are overpowering sensations clouding Elysia's mind? 
If anyone discovers that Elysia isn't the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be, she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine. When her one chance at happiness is ripped away with breathtaking cruelty, emotions she's always had but never understood are unleashed. As rage, terror, and desire threaten to overwhelm her, Elysia must find the will to survive. 
The first in a dazzlingly original science fiction series from best-selling author Rachel Cohn, "Beta "is a haunting, unforgettable story of courage and love in a cor-rupted world. Praise for Beta "A terrific premise that is equally well executed...Readers can only hope [the sequel] will be as thrilling as this series kickoff."--Los Angles Times

I haven’t really heard anybody talk about this book. It has an average rating on Goodreads but the synopsis sounds pretty good.

I really like the cover too.

Have you read this book yet? What are your thoughts on it?


  1. I *so* want to read this one! I've really liked her collaborative books, but I, like you, haven't heard much about this one. ;)

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    Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life

  2. I WANT THIS ONE NOW!!!! It sounds so amazing and cool + the cover is great :)
    Here's my WW

  3. I really want to read this!
    Great choice :)
    Samantha @ The Secret Life of a Bookworm

  4. This one is on my wishlist too! Like you though I haven't really read any reviews or seen much about it. I love the sound of it though, and that cover is gorgeous.
    Thanks for stopping by my WW!

  5. I'd love to get this book myself, looks like a great read :)
    Hope you get it soon :)

    Thanks for stopping by :)

  6. I've heard of this and it sounds really really interesting :)
    Thanks for stopping by my post!

  7. I’ve saw Beta floating around a month or two ago when it first came out. People were doing ARC reviews and if I remember correctly they were on the good side. Nothing spectacular but worth the read. There are so many YA fantasy books coming out these days that it’s hard to keep up! I like the cover, although the color of the eyes freak me out a little. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Patricia @ Lady with Books

  8. I'd been planning to read this -- actually took it out of the library and brought it home, then realized it was the beginning of a series, and returned it to the library. It looks great, but I just can't get involved in yet another series right now. I'd love to hear how you like it!

    My WW

  9. I've been contemplating on whether or not to get this one. I just don't know! Awesome choice :) And thanks for stopping by My WW!


  10. I haven't read this one yet. Not a fan of the cover for some reason, but the synopsis sounds pretty interesting.

    Hope you find it in your hands soon!

    Thanks for hopping by!

  11. I really like this cover too! I want to read it, but I'm in no rush. :)

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

  12. I love the cover of this one - it looks stunning :)

  13. This one sounds really cool. Love the cover.

    Thanks for stopping by Book Sojourner!


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