Saturday, March 5, 2011

THE PLEDGE

Well, here it is, the synopsis I promised for THE PLEDGE. It gives you a pretty darn good idea of what you can expect. THE PLEDGE is dark in a completely different way than THE BODY FINDER books; I think of it as a dystopic-fantasy since there are definitely elements of both in it.

But you know me, there’s also a fair amount of romance too...

Words are the most dangerous weapon of all.

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can’t be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.



And because I’m super stoked about sharing, I thought I'd post a little teaser too:

There was a long pause, and I thought my heart might explode. Each beat was painful as I told myself that this wasn’t happening, that I hadn’t just made such a grievous misstep. Surely I couldn’t have forgotten. My parents had worked so hard to teach me, to instill the importance of never, ever mistaking one language for another. And to never, ever break the rules.

And yet, here I was. Waiting to see if I would die.



Just in case you want to see the cover again…because I know I do…



Well...???

25 comments:

ajmitchell said...

Well...

When is it out? Can it be sooner? How about it landing on my desk in thirty? Okay? Okay!

Seriously, this novel sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it. One of my favorite things about dystopian novels is to see how the author thought language would progress so to read a book about language is a dream come true. CAN'T wait to get my hands on a copy of this one!

Emmy Landeros said...

Is it November yet because this sounds amazing! To be read most definitely!

Buster815 said...

OMG Love It!!! Its gonna be on my To-Read list!!! Cannot Wait!! Woohoo!! Congrats Kim!

Kelly said...

That sounds AMAZING!!!

Lauren M said...

*flailing Muppet arms*
Aaah, this sounds so amazing! I can't wait!

Kimberly Derting said...

Lauren - I <3 your flailing Muppet arms!!!

Katie said...

I can't wait to read this!! Even more so now! I'm sure it will be amazing!

Lauren said...

I'm seriously so pumped out this book! It looks like it will be fantastic (I love the sound of the premise) and the cover is stunning.

beth said...

This looks AMAZING.

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

I cannot wait to read this!!! Sounds (and looks) amazing!

Ali said...

Im a huge fan from sweden and I love the body finder books, I love them just got the second one and i re read it after i read it the first time and i have owned my copy, for about 2-3 days.
I was wondering will there be a third book?
because im so not ready to move on from Violet. :D
-A

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

It sounds very interesting!! Can't wait for it to be out. =)

DJ's Life in Fiction said...

I think I just died from excitement.

Holy crap. I cannot wait to read this. There have been a lot of dystopian stories lately, but The Pledge sounds so unique and intriguing!

Mel B* said...

Sounds great! I can't wait to read it.
Besos.

Lynsey Newton said...

OMG I can't believe I'm only just hearing about this now! I haven't seen you say ANYTHING about this book until a couple of days ago when I saw the cover. This sounds AMAZING and I can't wait to read it!! :)

Julia :) said...

*starts hyperventilating* GAHHHH!!!! Sounds SO AMAZING! Definitely liking the sound of this. I cannot wait for it to come out. :)

jen7waters said...

*wants, wants, wants!!! now!!!*

:D

~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ said...

Ohhhh I want it now! Love the cover and the synopsis.

Kristina said...

I so cant wait for this book!!!

A Backwards Story said...

This is one of the Dystopian novels that I am absolutely the most psyched about. I cannot WAIT to read it! I only wish it was coming sooner! :) Congrats on the amazing idea! Not to mention that BEAUTIFUL cover!

Sara McClung ♥ said...

This sounds AWESOME! The cover is totally hot and the plot is so intriguing! I can't wait to read it :)

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Ok, this sounds incredible! I was instantly taken by the cover, but now I want to read it even more. I'm so, so happy it comes out this year!

Amber Argyle said...

Sounds fantastic. I'm a big fan of your other stuff. I"m sure this is no exception.
Although I admit I'm glad it comes out in November so my book's release doesn't have to directly compete. ;)

Sakura Sandra said...

I can't wait to read this when it comes out! I just started following your blog, because I loved The Body Finder. I would love it if you took the time to stop by mine and do the same (obviously you're very busy, but I would really appreciate it).

http://sandrathenookworm.blogspot.com/

Thanks! (^_^)

Jenny said...

I'M DYING! I NEED TO READ THIS! All caps mandatory! :)