Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (45) The Doubt Factory

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:05 AM with 9 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.



13599878 The Doubt Factory

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 14, 2014

Link to Goodreads:

An eye-opening, page-turning, contemporary thriller from a Printz Award-winning author.

In this page-turning contemporary thriller, National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestselling author Paolo Bacigalupi explores the timely issue of how public information is distorted for monetary gain, and how those who exploit it must be stopped.

Everything Alix knows about her life is a lie. At least that's what a mysterious young man who's stalking her keeps saying. But then she begins investigating the disturbing claims he makes against her father. Could her dad really be at the helm of a firm that distorts the truth and covers up wrongdoing by hugely profitable corporations that have allowed innocent victims to die? Is it possible that her father is the bad guy, and that the undeniably alluring criminal who calls himself Moses--and his radical band of teen activists--is right? Alix has to make a choice, and time is running out, but can she truly risk everything and blow the whistle on the man who loves her and raised her?
   
Why I'm Excited:

This sounds different from what I usually read, but pretty intriguing. The idea of looking at how public information is distorted is just so interesting to me. I also like the idea of a girl having to examine who her father really is. Overall, I think this sounds pretty amazing, and I also adore that cover. It looks very Andy Warhol-ish. 
 
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9 comments:

  1. This is new-to-me and sounds really compelling. I like the unique premise and I have never read anything by this author. I will add it to my TBR list!

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  2. This sounds really unique! I love the concept of it. Will definitely keep my eyes on it! Great pick, thanks for sharing!

    Cyn @ Bookmunchies

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  3. New to me - sounds a lot like Kiersten White's Mind Games somehow. I like suspense-y reads, but I think I'll wait for reviews first. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW

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  4. This one does sounds amazing! I love stuff like this, though they don't really come around very often! Adding it to my list!
    My WoW

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  5. This is new to me, but it sounds like a really heart-pounding read. I probably wouldn't have given it a second glance at first, but now I've read the synopsis, I'll have to add it to my TBR pile!

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  6. Okay, that sounds really really cool. That's such an interesting dilemma that I wouldn't mind checking it out. Thanks for sharing.

    Kim @ Book Munchies

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  7. I tend to really enjoycomplicated father/daughter stories so this one definitely intrigues me!

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  8. I've heard of the author but not the book, though you had me at thriller!

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