Book Trailer Thursday (71)–The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse

I really like it when book trailers are made to look like cool movie trailers, which is one of the reasons I’m featuring the book trailer for The Forsaken by Lisa  M. Stasse.  The other reason is that it simply sounds like a cool book that I’m looking forward to reading.

Dystopians have been super popular in YA lately, so I’m a little pickier about which ones I want to read.  I like that The Forsaken has an adventure element, which many dystopian novels have, but I also like that they’re on an island.  The premise makes me think of Lord of the Flies.  And the cover?  Love it!

The Forsaken releases on July 10th, so make sure to look for it!  If you’ve already read it, I’d love to know your thoughts 🙂

Summary (From Goodreads): A thought-provoking and exciting start to a riveting new dystopian trilogy.

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.



  1. I am so excited for this book! I’ve got Lisa stopping by my blog later in July for a brief interview and little more about the book 🙂

  2. I’m so excited for this book. It sounds so good and addicting! Love the trailer

  3. Jillian sent this one to me after ALA, and I loved it! I really liked that it focused on the main character having to work on surviving and not the love story. Although the only thing I *didn’t* like was the fact that she’s “IN LOVE” without it being developed. It was obvious that a connection was there, but let’s just take it slow people!

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