Crashed by Robin Wasserman was released today September 8! Crashed is the sequel to Skinned which was really, really good. Unfortunately I probably won't get around to reading the it for awhile : ( but I'm still excited. Below is the summaries and covers of the two books from Robin's website:
Lia Kahn was perfect: rich, beautiful, popular. Until the accident that nearly killed her. Now she has been downloaded into a new body that only looks human. Lia will never feel pain again, she will never age, and she can't ever truly die. But she is also rejected by her friends, betrayed by her boyfriend, and alienated from her old life.
Forced to the fringes of society, Lia joins others like her. But they are looked at as freaks. They are hated...and feared. They are everything but human, and according to most people, this is the ultimate crime - for which they must pay the ultimate price.
Months have passed, and in that time, Lia has joined Jude and his roving gang of mechs, an eclectic collection of bored teenagers looking for trouble, and uniquely capable of finding it. It's a carefree life at first, but as the download process becomes more common, the opposition to the process becomes more vocal - and more hostile.
Lia gets swept up in the idea of being a revolutionary and fighting for a cause, but as the plans escalate, she starts having second thoughts - especially when she figures out Jude's real agenda. Yes, he's loyal to his cause - fiercely, desperately, blindly loyal. But only to his cause. Not necessarily to his people. In the end, Lia must make a choice. How many people - mechanical and organic - is she willing to hurt to protect her freedom? How far is she willing to go to protect the people she loves? And, when she betrays Jude - as she eventually realizes she must - how will he take his revenge?