Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Extraordinary Means: Robyn Schneider
Publication Date: May 26th
At seventeen, Lane finds himself at Latham House, a sanatorium for teens suffering from an incurable strain of tuberculosis. Part hospital and part boarding school, Latham is a place of endless rules and confusing rituals, where it’s easier to fail breakfast than it is to flunk French.
There, Lane encounters a girl he knew years ago. Instead of the shy loner he remembers, Sadie has transformed. At Latham, she is sarcastic, fearless, and utterly compelling. Her friends, a group of eccentric troublemakers, fascinate Lane, who has never stepped out of bounds his whole life. And as he gradually becomes one of them, Sadie shows him their secrets: how to steal internet, and sneak into town, and disable the med sensors they must wear at all times.
But there are consequences to having secrets, particularly at Latham House. And as Lane and Sadie begin to fall in love and their group begins to fall sicker, their insular world threatens to come crashing down. Told in alternating points of view, Extraordinary Means is a darkly funny story about doomed friendships, first love, and the rare miracle of second chances.
I think this is the UK cover and I'm so jealous of it:
I think this book looks fantastic especially because tuberculosis is a very serious illness. I don't care that people say they are tired of "illness books" after TFIOS. It's just another genre and if you don't like that specific genre then don't read it. People still like dystopian books after how many hundreds of dystopian books have been published! I don't think this genre is saturated, especially with it being about a very different kind of illness. I don't think I've ever read a book about tuberculosis and I'm very excited to!