Nov 23, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Jed and the Junkyard War by Steven Bohls

Jed and the Junkyard War
Jed and the Junkyard War by Steven Bohls
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date:  December 6, 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:  
Jed is a regular kid with a normal, loving family . . . that is, if it's normal for a loving family to drop their child off in the middle of nowhere and expect him home in time for Sunday dinner. Luckily, Jed excels at being a regular kid who-armed with wit and determination-can make his way out of any situation.
At least until the morning of his twelfth birthday, when Jed wakes to discover his parents missing. Something is wrong. Really wrong. Jed just doesn't realize it's floating-city, violent-junk-storm, battling-metals, Frankensteined-scavengers kind of wrong. Yet.

A cryptic list of instructions leads Jed into a mysterious world at war over . . . junk. Here, batteries and bottled water are currency, tremendously large things fall from the sky, and nothing is exactly what it seems.

Resilient Jed, ready to escape this upside-down place, bargains his way onto a flying tugboat with a crew of misfit junkers. They set course to find Jed's family, but a soul-crushing revelation sends Jed spiraling out of control . . . perhaps for good. 

Why I Am Waiting:
I found this book online somewhere and the cover and synopsis just seem so wonderfully whimsical and exciting. I am hoping this is like a fantasy, steampunk setting... either way it sounds like a fun read!

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