Waiting on Wednesday: Elusion by Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!

Today the lovely ladies over at Epic Reads (who have THE BEST jobs ever) held an ARC Party. For those of you not familiar with Epic Reads' Tea Times and ARC Parties, it's a webcast held every other Wednesday to talk HarperTeen books. Today was an ARC Party, where they unboxed the new ARCs they've recently received in their office.

Of course my TBR pile grew ever larger during this webcast, but the one book I am most excited about is...

Elusion
Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam

Katherine Tegen Books
Releases March 18, 2013
384 pages

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Soon, Elusion® will change the world and life as we know it.

A new technology called Elusion is sweeping the country. An app, visor and wristband will virtually transport you to an exotic destination where adventure can be pursued without the complications—or consequences—of real life.

Regan is an Elusion insider. Or at least she used to be. Her father invented the program, and her best friend, Patrick, heir to the tech giant Orexis, is about to release it nationwide. But ever since her father’s unexpected death, Regan can’t bear to Escape, especially since waking up from the dream means crashing back to her grim reality.

Still, when there are rumors of trouble in Elusion—accusations that it’s addictive and dangerous— Regan is determined to defend it. But the critics of Elusion come from surprising sources, including Josh, the handsome skeptic with his own personal stakes. As Regan investigates the claims, she discovers a disturbing web of secrets. She will soon have to choose between love and loyalty…a decision that will affect the lives of millions.

Suspense, thrills, and romance fuel this near-future story about the seductive nature of a perfect virtual world, and how far one girl will go to uncover the truth behind the illusions.

First of all, how beautiful is that cover? While I often judge books by their covers, I'm not usually one to gush about book cover, but seriously! How gorgeous is that cover? Toss in the serious science fiction plot devices and the idea of imaginary worlds to hide from real world problems... where do I sign up because I want to read this right now. RIGHT. NOW.