Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (8/3/11): The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Publication date: November 15, 2011 (Margaret K. McElderberry)

From Goodreads: 

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.

~ SynysterShadows 


  1. I've seen this book all over the place, but I never bothered reading what it was about until now. It sounds great! Glad I finally read the synopsis. Nice pick!

  2. Great pick! I also featured this a few weeks back. Can't wait to read this!
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  3. This sounds cool! I don't normally read YA but I may add this one.
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  4. Eeee I can't wait for this one either!! It sounds amazing!! =D

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  5. Love the sound of this one! Great choice.

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  6. new follower :)

    Great pick! I have heard great things about this book!
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