Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #2

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

I can't wait to get my hands on:

18588998Title: 5 to 1
Author:  Holly Bodger
Genre: Dystopian
Publication: May 12, 2015
Pages: 224


In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to the highest bidder and determined to finally make marriage fair, the women who form the country of Koyanagar have instituted a series of tests so that every boy has the chance to win a wife.

Sudasa, though, doesn't want to be a wife, and Kiran, a boy forced to compete in the test to become her husband, has other plans as well. As the tests advance, Sudasa and Kiran thwart each other at every turn until they slowly realize that they just might want the same thing.

This beautiful, unique novel is told from alternating points of view-Sudasa's in verse and Kiran's in prose-allowing readers to experience both characters' pain and their brave struggle for hope.

What are YOU not so patiently waiting for?


  1. This is the first I've heard of this one but it does sound really good! Thanks for sharing :)

    Here's my WoW!

  2. Oh thanks for the heads up on that one! I hadn't heard of it, but it looks awesome. I am also waiting for Gale Foreman's new book, I Was Here. I love her.