Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell
Author: William Campbell Powell
Release Date: April 22nd, 2014
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pre-Order It: Amazon
What happens when you turn eighteen and there are no more tomorrows?
It is the year 2049, and humanity is on the brink of extinction….
Tania Deeley has always been told that she’s a rarity: a human child in a world where most children are sophisticated androids manufactured by Oxted Corporation. When a decline in global fertility ensued, it was the creation of these near-perfect human copies called teknoids that helped to prevent the utter collapse of society.
Though she has always been aware of the existence of teknoids, it is not until her first day at The Lady Maud High School for Girls that Tania realizes that her best friend, Siân, may be one. Returning home from the summer holiday, she is shocked by how much Siân has changed. Is it possible that these changes were engineered by Oxted? And if Siân could be a teknoid, how many others in Tania’s life are not real?
Driven by the need to understand what sets teknoids apart from their human counterparts, Tania begins to seek answers. But time is running out. For everyone knows that on their eighteenth “birthdays,” teknoids must be returned to Oxted—never to be heard from again.
My Thoughts: I’m super excited for this book! I first heard about this book at the beginning of February of this year. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to get a copy of it, but as soon as I can, I will. I think it sounds really interesting. The premise sounds very unique and interesting. After reading the synopsis I found myself wanting more. I’ve really been in the mood for science fiction lately and I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. I’ve also heard that it’s written in a diary format, which I think sounds interesting.
What is your most anticipated release of April? And do you think Expiration Day sounds good? Why or why not?