"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Glimpse



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


The Glimpse by Claire Merle
Release Date: June 7, 2012
Publisher: Faber Children's Books
Goodreads | Amazon US/UK | The Book Depository

Once you've seen into the future, can you change your destiny?

In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell.

Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana’s condition, wants to be with her. The authorities grant Ana a tentative reprieve. If she is joined to Jasper before her 18th birthday, she may stay in the Community until her illness manifests. But if Jasper changes his mind, she will be cast out among the Crazies. As Ana’s joining ceremony and her birthday loom closer, she dares to hope she will be saved from the horror of the City and live a 'normal' life. But then Jasper disappears.

Led to believe Jasper has been taken by a strange sect the authorities will not intefere with, Ana sneaks out of her well-guarded Community to find him herself. Her search takes her through the underbelly of society and into the pits of the human soul. And as she delves deeper into the mystery of Jasper's abduction she uncovers some devastating truths that destroy everything she has grown up to believe, but she also learns to love as she has never loved before.

Claire Merle and Farber & Farber are looking for Tamsin Strike. If chosen, you'll be in a series of teaser video diaries for The Glimpse.


The competition is open to entrants between the ages of 13 to 18 who are residents of the UK. Click here for more details and the audition scripts. The competition ends February 20, 2012. Good luck!

46 comments:

  1. this one is new to me! sounds so cool!

    here's my WOW post and a review! stop by?!

    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-review.html

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  2. I haven't heard of this book before. I like the sounds of this book! Great choice! Thank you for sharing it!

    Sam
    Books For All Seasons

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  3. This is also new to me -- sounds like a fascinating story!

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  4. This one's new to me too. Hope you enjoy it once it releases!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. I haven't heard of this one before, but I like the sound of it!

    Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

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  6. I just came across this book yesterday and I was impressed by the summary. I can't wait for this book to come out. Great pick :)

    Check out my WoW picks for this week!

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  7. This is the second time Glimpse has popped up on my radar. i think it's a sign:) Nice pick!

    My WoW for the week:

    http://www.flyleafreview.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

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  8. OK. Um, WOW. Mega WOW.

    This is my first glimpse (haha, yes, I went there) of this book, and I have to say I'm liking where this going. So tempting.

    It reminds me a bit of the movie The Village, for some reason. And that watching that movie was a blast for me! Anyway, I'm totally adding this to my Goodreads pile.

    Have an amazing reading week!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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  9. I hadn't heard of this one before, it sounds really good! Thanks for the suggestion! Please check out my WoW!

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  10. Love books that spotlight mental health issues, and this one sounds good. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST and here’s
    MY WEBSITE

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  11. Wow, this book sounds great! I'm adding it to my TBR List on GoodReads.

    I'm not sure I'll ever get tired of dystopian :)

    By the way, thanks for commenting on my WoW!

    -Katie @ BlookGirl

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  12. Enjoy! your read.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  13. Thank you very much for stopping by my blog! I think I haven't seen this one before, but lately my memory is a little.. horrible. XD

    I thought I had added you already, but apparently not, so: New Bloglovin follower of yours!

    Patricia

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  14. Very cool! Sounds a lot like Brave New World meets Gattaca! I'm going to put this on my list, too.

    Cheers!

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  15. i've never heard of this novel before but i really like it. adding to my wish list. thanks for sharing! :D

    check out my WoW.

    -michelle

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  16. How had I not heard of this book before!?! It looks SO good. I am definitely adding it to my TBR list, I hope you enjoy it! :)

    Bonnie @ www.handsandhome.ca

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  17. I would not have looked at this cover and picked this up. But, after having read the blurb I am totally wanting it! It sounds amazing!!! Thanks for sharing:)

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  18. I hadn't heard of this one yet, but it's a really interesting sounding dystopian world. I can't wait to check it out. Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. I think this sounds like a really interesting book :D Great pick ;)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3 Psst, Graceling and Fire are MUST MUST MUST MUST MUST reads. <3 You will not regret it :)
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  20. Thank you for sharing it!
    new 2 me ^_^

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  21. It looks so interesting!! I should pick it up when it comes out!! :) :) Awesome pick :) ;)

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  22. I hadn't heard of this before, but it sounds absolutely amazing! Definitely one I'll be checking out!

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  23. Great pick! I haven't heard of this yet but I am adding it to my list now! It sounds really good and I really like the cover.

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

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  24. WOW New to me but sounds amazing! I almost cried reading the description! I hope she finds Jasper and he didn't walk out on her or anything! LOL I'm already all into it! Thanks for visiting My WOW!

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  25. Wow, this one is one I haven't seen around but does it ever sound amazing! I definitely want to read this one. Great pick, and thanks for stopping by!! :)

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  26. I've never heard of this one, but it sounds absolutely amazing - exactly like my kind of read. Now I can't wait D:

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  27. I'm not entirely sure about this one. It sounds like it definitely has potential! You can find my WoW here: http://myneuroticbookaffair.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-212012-night-sky.html
    Have a great week!

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  28. Great choice! I haven't heard of this one before. The synopsis sounds amazing.
    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog!

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  29. Great pick I did a cover reveal on this and have been looking forward to it since too!!

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  30. SOUNDS. SO. GOOOOOOOODDDDDDD. Thanks so much for sharing! You've got me all excited. :)

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  31. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog!

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  32. Ooo. I hadn't heard of this one! The concept sounds so interesting, and I like that the cover isn't your typical YA one. Thanks for the heads up. :)

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  33. this is on my to-read list! I can't wait to read it, it sounds so so awesome! New follower :)

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  34. This sounds really interesting, definitely something I'd want to read. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!!

    The Cait Files

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  35. Wow...this sounds like a great premise! Hope you get to read it soon!

    ♥Melissa

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  36. oh oh oh oh ooooh this sounds great!! TBR list addition...

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  37. This book sounds so good.I am always looking out for me YA.

    My Wow post

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  38. This book sounds great. Definitely adding it to my TBR!

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  39. This sounds interesting. Thanks for stopping by my blog, new follower to you as well.

    Paula

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  40. Hey lady!

    My ARC contest is finally here! http://www.zoraidawrites.com/2012/02/vicious-deep-arc-giveway.html

    Thought you might be interested :)

    <3 Z

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  41. Also, what an interesting cover! I love it.

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  42. Oh! Sounds like an absolutely amazing book! Love that she takes the initiative to go looking for him!!! Hope it comes out in other countries soon! Great WoW, and happy reading!!!

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  43. Okay, the had me at the cover, and the content sounds interesting too. Thanks for the summary/review and feel free to drop by me when you're free.

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  44. Wow, this sounds really exciting. Happy Blogoversary and new follower here! :)

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  45. Excellent pick! Sounds like something I would enjoy, and I'm adding it to my TBR list.

    Thanks for stopping by and visiting my WoW: http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-beautiful-evil-by.html

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  46. I haven't heard about this before, either, but I'm glad you chose it! Now I can add it to my ever growing wishlist! :)
    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by!

    Monaliz @ Mind Reading?

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