Waiting on Wednesday #5 // Replica by Lauren Oliver

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

bookcover_replicaThis week I am waiting on: Replica by Lauren Oliver.

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

Gemma has been in and out of hospitals since she was born. ‘A sickly child’, her lonely life to date has revolved around her home, school and one best friend, Alice. But when she discovers her father’s connection to the top secret Haven research facility, currently hitting the headlines and under siege by religious fanatics, Gemma decides to leave the sanctuary she’s always known to find the institute and determine what is going on there and why her father’s name seems inextricably linked to it.

Amidst the frenzy outside the institute’s walls, Lyra – or number 24 as she is known as at Haven – and a fellow experimental subject known only as 72, manage to escape. Encountering a world they never knew existed outside the walls of their secluded upbringing , they meet Gemma and, as they try to understand Haven’s purpose together, they uncover some earth-shattering secrets that will change the lives of both girls forever…

After listening to the Delirium on audiobook, and devouring the audiobooks of Pandemonium and Requiem it is no secret that I have come to appreciate Lauren Oliver and how she crafts her dystopias.

That’s why I can’t wait for Replica to come out. Replica sounds like an interesting plot. I get the feeling that maybe I have seen something similar before (I am thinking of The Island and Orphan Black) but I want to see Lauren Oliver’s take on it and see how she manages to twist and mold it.

I am curious to see how Gemma and Lyra’s stories shape their understandings of the world and what might be going on at the Haven facility.

What is your most anticipated book this week? Fond of teen dystopians? Or looking at another genre all together? 

Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

23 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #5 // Replica by Lauren Oliver

      1. I just wished over there! But they are currently all sold out. I filled out one of their “Fan Verification Profiles” and according to their instructions might get an email if any tickets are cancelled.

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      2. In that case, YEA! I plan on watching the movie. I was going to listen to the audiobook before it was released. Someone recommended THAT book specifically to me a few months ago so I had plans to read it but I had to send it back to the library. I started a new thing though where I will listen to audiobooks in the car and I can usually get through one of Lauren Oliver’s books in a few days depending on driving and how entranced I am with the story.

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    1. Yea I have read about that and I am really intrigued by it. I have heard of magazines doing cool things like that (McSweeney’s Quartley Concern is chief among them) but never a book with a narrative like this.


    1. I did too! It is funny because I just recently listened to it through Audiobook! If you search Lauren Oliver on my site, you can find the reviews. I am really in love with her writing and I particularly loved how ordinary Lena was.

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  1. I’m super excited for Replica, as well as Nevernight (Jay Kristoff) to be officially released – I got access to it’s ARC but I’ve preordered a special edition of the hardback copies and I can’t wait to own the physical book.


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