Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Waiting On Wednesday (6): The Line - Teri Hall
Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week, I’m waiting on…
The Line by Teri Hall
Rachel lives with her mother on The Property. The good thing about living there is that it’s far from the city where the oppressive government is most active. The bad thing, at least to most people, is that it’s close to the Line—an uncrossable section of the National Border Defense System, an invisible barrier that encloses the entire country. She can see the Line from the greenhouse windows, but she is forbidden to go near it. Across the Line is Away, and though Rachel has heard many whispers about the dangers there, she’s never really believed the stories. Until the day she hears a recording that could only have come from across the Line.
It’s a voice asking for help.
Who sent the message? What is her mother hiding? And to what lengths will Rachel go in order to do what she thinks is right?
Have I mentioned I love speculative fiction? I have?
Well I do! I love it. And I also love stories where there’s a boundary none may cross, and nobody knows exactly what’s on the other side. (If there’s a less unwieldy name for that genre, please clue me in, because I don’t know it.) Maybe it comes from being old enough to remember when the Berlin Wall was still standing, or maybe it’s just because I’m naturally curious.
The Line is out March 2010, and I’m already desperate to know what’s on the other side. I have a feeling I’m going to reach fever pitch waiting on this one.