This week I'm waiting on the third book in the Birthmarked Trilogy. I reviewed the first two in the series, Birthmarked and Prized, yesterday. Despite some flaws, these books were very readable and enjoyable, so I'm happily awaiting the conclusion.
Promised Carah M. O'Brien
Expected publication: October 2, 2012
Summary from Goodreads:
After defying the ruthless Enclave, surviving the wasteland, and upending the rigid matriarchy of Sylum, Gaia Stone now faces her biggest challenge ever. She must lead the people of Sylum back to the Enclave and persuade the Protectorat to grant them refuge from the wasteland. In Gaia’s absence, the Enclave has grown more cruel, more desperate to experiment on mothers from outside the wall, and now the stakes of cooperating or rebelling have never been higher. Is Gaia ready, as a leader, to sacrifice what—or whom—she loves most?
What's interesting about this series is that the first two books establish two different dystopian societies with two similar, yet very different, genetic issues and this third book appears poised to merge the two societies. So really, it could be interesting or a total disaster. Either way, I want to find out!