Waiting on Wednesday (18): Twinmaker

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

Twinmaker Sean Williams

Twinmaker
by Sean Williams
Publication Date: November 5, 2013

High-stakes action combines with issues of friendship and body image in this timely and thought-provoking exploration of the intersection of technology and identity.

You can be Improved….

In a near-future world in which technology can transport you anywhere instantly, can a coded note enable you to change your body—to become taller, stronger, more beautiful? Clair is pretty sure the offer is too good to be true. But her best friend, Libby, is determined to give it a try, longing for a new, improved version of herself.

What starts as Libby’s dream turns into Clair’s nightmare when Libby falls foul of a deadly trap. With the help of Jesse, the school freak, and a mysterious—but powerful—stranger called Q, Clair’s attempt to protect Libby leads her to an unimagined world of conspiracies and cover-ups. Soon her own life is at risk, and Clair is chased across the world in a desperate race against time.

Action and danger fuel Sean Williams’ tale of technology, identity, and the lengths to which one girl will go to save her best friend.

This sounds SOOO good, guys! Would you change yourself if technology made it possible? I feel like there are just too many things that could go wrong. With that and “an unimagined world of conspiracies and cover-ups” I’m pretty much on the edge of my seat for this book. Also: instant transport/teleportation? Cool! (But probably dangerous… but cool!)

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