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Add it to the list [39]

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When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
From Lindsi at Books, Sweets, and Other Treats. 

I am red now. It was her first thought of the day, every day, surfacing after a few seconds of fogged, blessed ignorance and sweeping through her like a wave, breaking in her breast with a soundless roar. Hard on its heels came the second wave, crashing into the wreckage left by the first: he is gone. 

Hannah Payne’s life has been devoted to church and family. But after she’s convicted of murder, she awakens to a nightmarish new life. She finds herself lying on a table in a bare room, covered only by a paper gown, with cameras broadcasting her every move to millions at home, for whom observing new Chromes—criminals whose skin color has been genetically altered to match the class of their crime—is a sinister form of entertainment. Hannah is a Red for the crime of murder. The victim, says the State of Texas, was her unborn child, and Hannah is determined to protect the identity of the father, a public figure with whom she shared a fierce and forbidden love. 

A powerful reimagining of The Scarlet LetterWhen She Woke is a timely fable about a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate an America of the not-too-distant future, where the line between church and state has been eradicated, and convicted felons are no longer imprisoned but chromed and released back into the population to survive as best they can. In seeking a path to safety in an alien and hostile world, Hannah unknowingly embarks on a journey of self-discovery that forces her to question the values she once held true and the righteousness of a country that politicizes faith and love. [Summary from Goodreads]

YOU GUYS. A Scarlet Letter re-imagining with crazy elements and self-discovery?
I die. 

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  1. I have been wanting to read this one for awhile but my library didn't have it. I should check and see if they have gotten it in yet. Enjoy!

  2. I read this one! The kindle version was only 1.99 back in December, so I couldn't really say no :)

    It was pretty good! Much easier to read than Nathaniel Hawthorne and I loved that it took place in the future. Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Oooh lalala sounds intriguing!

  4. I've heard this one is pretty awesome. I haven't read it myself though...

  5. This one sounds SO interesting! I've got a copy hanging around somewhere and I've been meaning to read it because it sounds so intriguing. I need to make some more time to read all these adult books that I've got, lol! Can't wait to see what you think of it, my dear :-)

  6. When She Woke looks pretty good! I hope you enjoy everything! Come check out my IMM!


  7. Actually, this has been lying on the nook for awhlie - I should probably get to it, huh? Enjoy! <3

    My IMM this week!

  8. looks rad... and i heard it's pretty awesome too. which if two people say that they've hear it's pretty awesome, it generally means it's totally awesome. :-)

    will be waiting for your thoughts.

  9. That definitely sounds like an awesome retelling!! And the cover is amazing too :)

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    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  10. This sounds amazing!!! Can't wait to see what you think! I LOVE the new design btw, very nerd chic!!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my IMM!

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  12. I have this one but I haven't read it yet. Read together? Would this work for the sci-fi challenge? xoxo

  13. This actually sounds really interesting. I've never read The Scarlet Letter, but I like the whole scary future setting going on with this one.

  14. I absolutely loved this one! Hope you enjoy!

  15. I reeeeeally liked this book, it was one of my most favorite reads of 2011! Sci-fi awesomeness (chroming - what a neato concept), roles of women in society and religion, right vs. wrong, prejudice, etc...so much to mull over and discuss!

    It would be a perfect book for a read-a-long. You and Asheley should totally go for it!


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