Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
SUMMARY: On the night of Becca’s high school graduation, the discovery of an unidentified dead girl left to bleed out on the side of a dirt road sends the town—and Becca—into a tailspin. Becca has always longed to break free from her small home town, but as the violence of the outside world creeps into her backyard, she withdraws and retreats inward, paralyzed for the first time in her life.
Short chapters detailing the last days of Amelia Anne Richardson’s life are intercut with Becca’s own coming-of-age summer, unfolding into the parallel stories of two young women struggling with self-identity and tense romantic relationships as the summer’s tumultuous events twist Becca closer and closer to the truth about Amelia’s murder.
SUMMARY: CUT meets HATCHET in this lacerating debut about girls, knives, and redemption.
The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area stretches across two million acres in northern Idaho. In its heart sits the Alice Marshall School, where fifty teenage girls come to escape their histories and themselves.
Lida Wallace has tried to negate herself in every way possible. At Alice Marshall, she meets Elsa Boone, a fierce native Idahoan; Jules, who seems too healthy to belong at the school; and Gia Longchamps, whose glamour entrances the entire camp. As the girls prepare for a wilderness trek, Lida is both thrilled and terrified to be chosen as Gia’s friend. But everyone has their secrets–their “Things” they try to protect; and when those come out, the knives do as well.
THE GIRLS OF NO RETURN is a bold and powerful debut.
I picked Rosenfield’s and Saldin’s novels because I’m not usually into books with too much raw emotions. I get drained whenever I read those. But since I’m trying to broaden my “reading horizon” starting next year, I guess it’s a good idea to give these books a try. Would love a great challenge anyway. 🙂
(P.S. The covers are just superbly awesome, no? ^_^)
What about you? What are you waiting on Wednesday? 😉
For this week’s Waiting on Wednesday, I’m visiting the following blogs:
- Books for All Seasons NEW BOOK featured
- YA Bookie
- Dazzling Reads
- Girl About Books
- YA Bliss NEW BOOK featured
- Eleusinian Mysteries NEW BOOKS featured
- Esther’s Ever After NEW BOOK featured
- Paper Planes
- Tiffany Reads
- Bending the Spine
- Mystifying Paranormal Reviews NEW BOOK featured
- A Cupcake and a Latte
- The Bookshelf Review
- Gypsy Book Reviews NEW BOOKS featured
- The Reading Geek
- Anxirium NEW BOOK featured
- Intoxicated by Words
- Amaterasu Reads NEW BOOKS featured
- Fantasy’s Ink
- A Beautiful Madness
- Tribute Books Mama NEW BOOK featured
- Paranormal Wastelands
- Livre de Amour
- Paranormal Indulgence
- Some Like It Paranormal
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NOTE: NEW BOOK/S featured means my first time to see/meet/hear of the titles being featured. 🙂