Waiting on Wednesday (86) EXTRACTION by Stephanie Diaz

Waiting on Wednesday copy

I just realized I need to make a new Waiting on Wednesday banner! Oops. I know you all thought you’d seen the last of my chandeliers, but no! Anyway, Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a great way to showcase books we’re excited to read. You can go over there and link up your own WoW post, or just hop around and see what everyone’s waiting for! This week I’m waiting on:


Extraction by Stephanie Diaz. Release date: July 22 2014 (St. Martin’s Griffin). OK, this author is only twenty-one! Seriously, folks. And this book sounds like a lot of fun. Plus it’s got a rockin’ cover. Here’s what it’s about:

“Welcome to Extraction testing.”

Clementine has spent her whole life preparing for her sixteenth birthday, when she’ll be tested for Extraction in the hopes of being sent from the planet Kiel’s toxic Surface to the much safer Core, where people live without fear or starvation. When she proves Promising enough to be “Extracted,” she must leave without Logan, the boy she loves. Torn apart from her only sense of family, Clem promises to come back and save him from brutal Surface life.

What she finds initially in the Core is a utopia compared to the Surface—it’s free of hard labor, gun-wielding officials, and the moon’s lethal acid. But life is anything but safe, and Clementine learns that the planet’s leaders are planning to exterminate Surface dwellers—and that means Logan, too.

Trapped by the steel walls of the underground and the lies that keep her safe, Clementine must find a way to escape and rescue Logan and the rest of the planet. But the planet leaders don’t want her running—they want her subdued.

With urgent writing, fluid dialogue, and a cast of unforgettable characters, Extraction is a page-turning, gripping read, sure to entertain lovers of Hunger Games and Ender’s Game and leave them breathless for more.


I’m getting a bit of a Divergent vibe too. What do you think? Let me know what you’re waiting on in the comments!

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Posted January 22, 2014 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 6 Comments


6 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (86) EXTRACTION by Stephanie Diaz

  1. Nice choice! I added this to my wishlist this morning and then found it on your blog – great minds think alike! The plot sounds amazing but it’s got a lot to live up to being compared to Hunger Games and Ender!