Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is my favorite way to see what upcoming releases everyone is excited about. I’m stealing my idea this week from Lucy at The Reading Date who highlighted this last week. I’m beyond excited for this book, as Ready Player One was one of my top ten favorite books of 2011. Ernest Cline’s latest won’t hit stores until next summer, but the cover has already been revealed:
Armada by Ernest Cline. Release date: July 2014 (Crown Publishing). I adored Ready Player One, and I have high hopes for Cline’s follow-up. This has an Ender’s Game vibe to it, but I’m sure Cline will put his own crazy spin on it. Here’s the description from Goodreads:
Zack Lightman is daydreaming through another dull math class when the high-tech dropship lands in his school’s courtyard-and when the men in the dark suits and sunglasses leap out of the ship and start calling his name, he’s sure he’s still dreaming.
But the dream is all too real; the people of Earth need him. As Zack soon discovers, the videogame he’s been playing obsessively for years isn’t just a game; it’s part of a massive, top-secret government training program, designed to teach gamers the skills they’ll need to defend Earth from a possible alien invasion. And now…that invasion is coming.
As he and his companions prepare to enter their ships and do battle, Zack learns that the father he thought was dead is actually a key player in this secret war. And together with his father, he’ll uncover the truth about the alien threat, race to prevent a genocide, and discover a mysterious third player in the interplanetary chess game he’s been thrown into.
The retro-video game looking cover is pretty cool. Whatever this book turns out to be, I’m sure it will rock. Ernest Cline is like, well, one of my book heroes:) What are you waiting on this week?