Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Best of the Bunch #August 2011

It's that time of the month again: to decide which of all the books I read in August was the Best of the Bunch.

And the winner of the Best of the Bunch Award August 2011 is...

*dramatic pause*

The Declaration by Gemma Malley

In the year 2140, it is illegal to be young. Children are all but extinct. The world is a better place.

Longevity drugs are a fountain of youth. Sign the Declaration, agree not to have children and you too can live forever. Refuse, and you will live as an outcast. For the children born outside the law, it only gets worse – Surplus status.

Not everyone thinks Longevity is a good thing, but you better be clear what side you’re on... Surplus Anna is about to find out what happens when you can’t decide if you should cheat the law or cheat death.

It was a proper toss up this month between The Declaration and The Hunger Games but I think The Declaration clinched it because it tapped into some major questions I had been asking myself about drugs I found out about recently that are currently under development that will halt and even reverse cell degeneration. That, and it's a brilliant story really well written. I can't wait to read the next books in the series!

You can read my full review here.

Congratulations Gemma Malley!

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  1. I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds intriguing! I love the Best of the Bunch idea!

  2. This one sounds really good! I hadn't heard of it before, but I'm thinking I might have to check it out :0)

  3. this is the first time i've heard of this book. sounds interesting! great pick.

  4. This one sounds awesome! I'd never heard of it but I'm definitely adding it to my wishlist. Thanks!


  5. Great pick, this book sounds fantastic! I am definitely going to add it to my TBR list. Best of the Bunch is a wonderful idea and I will definitely keep participating in it. =D

  6. I need to read this one... it sounds amazing! :D

  7. I really need to read this one- I've seen it reviewed in a few places recently and it looks fantastic!