Buzzing about XVI

Oh my heck! Oh my heck! Our first Leaguer is out of the gate today with XVI! If you haven't already, go get your copy, and join us here on the blog for a discussion.

Here's what people out there are saying:

"Gender politics and sexual awareness play prominent roles in Karr's thought-provoking dystopian debut, set in a totalitarian future. A solid, enjoyable story." ~Publishers Weekly

“A fun little thriller.” ~Kirkus

“In her unsettling debut, Karr depicts a sex-obsessed future where women are the perpetual victims of predatory marketing, and other societal ills seen in our present...taken to terrifying ends. ...there’s no doubt this well-written, accessible sci-fi thriller will provoke discussion.” ~Booklist

Now those are the professionals. But we all know the real pros are the readers. So you wanna know what other people are saying? How about Princess Bookie? She weighs in with FOUR CUPCAKES! That's pretty darn delicious.

And Zoe over at Zoe's Book Reviews had some amazing things to say also. Or check out Supernatural Snark's review. So if you don't believe the pros, maybe you'll believe your fellow readers. Because nothing speaks about a book louder than readers.

As for this reader, I only have a few words to say. XVI of them, actually: XVI is the kind of book you lay awake thinking about. And that’s a good thing.

Have you read XVI? Care to add your own 16-word review in the comments? Haven't read it? Tell us what you're most excited for in XVI.


Kate Evangelista said...

The reviews make me want to read the book even more. It's a must, need, want, at this point.

Matthew MacNish said...

I really want to read this one! Just have to find the time to pick it up.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is...WOOHOOO Julia!

Katie L. Carroll said...

Yay, Julia! I'm bursting with happiness for you. What a great way to start the year.

Jen said...

I've been interested in this book since I first heard about it.

Sounds very, very good.


bibliophile brouhaha said...

I really can't wait to read this. It's been on my TBR list for a while, and I am itching to get my hands on it!

-Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

Nicole Zoltack said...

This book definitely sounds like one I have to read.

Julia said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone! I really hope you guys like XVI when you read it!

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

This is waiting for me on my Nook! It's the next thing I'll be reading and all these great reviews makes me very, very eager to get started.

Carol Riggs said...

Haven't read it yet, but IT'S ON MY LIST. For sure. Sounds intriguing, and yes, I've been hearing that buzz in my ear lately, lots of it, about this book!