Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - Burn Out by Kirsti Helvig

Hi everyone, thank-you so much for stopping by my WoW!

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My WoW for this week is Burn Out by Kristi Helvig which is the first book in her yet to be titled new series, I love futuristic, sci-fi novels and was drawn to this from the moment I read A futuristic blend of Beth Revis's Across the Universe and Lenore Appelhans's Level 2 it sounds fabulous!

Burn Out
Author: Kristi Helvig
Series: TBD
Pages: 272
Amazon pre-order
Publisher: Egmont
Release date: 28TH April 2014

Synopsis. (Goodreads)

A futuristic blend of Beth Revis's Across the Universe and Lenore Appelhans's Level 2, Burn Out will satisfy the growing desire for science fiction with a thrilling story of survival, intrigue, and adventure. 

Most people want to save the world; seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to get the hell off of it. One of the last survivors in Earth's final years, Tora yearns to escape the wasteland her planet has become after the sun turns "red giant," but discovers her fellow survivors are even deadlier than the hostile environment.

Holed up in an underground shelter, Tora is alone--her brilliant scientist father murdered, her mother and sister burned to death. She dreams of living on a planet with oceans, plants, and animals. Unfortunately, the oceans dried out ages ago, the only plants are giant cacti with deadly spines, and her pet, Trigger, is a gun--one of the bio-energetic weapons her father created for the government before his conscience kicked in. 

When family friend, Markus, arrives with mercenaries to take the weapons by force, Tora's fury turns to fear when government ships descend in an attempt to kill them all. She forges an unlikely alliance with Markus and his rag-tag group of raiders, including a smart but quiet soldier named James. Tora must figure out who she can trust in order to save humanity from the most lethal weapons in existence.

What are most anticipating this week?


  1. LOVE this cover! Books like this always remind me of Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century.

    1. Thanks--the cover designer did a fabulous job!

  2. This sounds cool and I love science fiction. Great pick Sharon and I love the cover.

  3. i have not heard of this one but i like the premise. and the cover is sooo intriguing/cool. awesome pick! adding to my wish list :)

    hope you can stop by my WoW.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  4. Oooh..this one looks so interesting. I will certainly look out for its release. Thanks for stopping by earlier. :)

  5. Wow! This sounds like a major page turner. This is my first time seeing Burn Out. Headed to Goodreads now:)

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

  6. Ooh nice! This one's new to me!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Sounds really interesting. I also, love sci-fy futuristic novels. Hitting up Goodreads now. Thanks for sharing!

  8. ooh, love the cover and description. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

  9. What's up with all the aliens in YA recently?:)
    Great pick.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

    1. Ha--there actually aren't any aliens in my book but I promise it's still good. :)

  10. Oooh, this sounds interesting! Thanks for stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  11. This one is new to me. It sounds good. Great pick!

  12. I hadn't heard of this one before. Adding to my TBR list.

    Thanks so much for stopping by YA Book Addict

    Have a great day!! :)

  13. Cool cover! This sounds good, thanks for sharing:) And thanks for stopping by The Quiet Girl Talks!

  14. This was my pick a while ago! Burn Out sounds so amazing :) I can't wait! Great W.O.W. Thanks for stopping by earlier!

    1. Thanks, Emily--I didn't catch it on your blog so will check it out. Hope you like BURN OUT!

  15. Hi Sharon--thanks so much for featuring BURN OUT as your WOW book. I hope you like it! :) Kristi


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