I got a copy of WHEN SHE WOKE by Hillary Jordan from BEA last year and just something about the cover gave me chills. This is an intense, futuristic re-imagining of The Scarlet Letter, in the style of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. Atwood is one of my favorite authors (saw her speak at John Jay College a few months ago!), so WHEN SHE WOKE, with its blend of literary prose, speculative fiction worldbuilding, and feminist themes, is an automatic favorite.
"When she woke, she was red. Not flushed, not sunburned, but the solid, declarative red of a stop sign.She saw her hands first. She held them in front of her eyes, squinting up at them. For a few seconds, shadowed by her eyelashes and backlit by the hard white light emanating from the ceiling, they appeared black. Then her eyes adjusted, and the illusion faded. She examined the backs, the palms. They floated above her, as starkly alien as starfish..."