Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #105

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.

A Map for Wrecked GirlsCassie's Waiting On: 
A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor
Publication Date: August 15, 2017

We sat at the edge of the ocean—my sister Henri and I—inches apart but not touching at all. We'd been so sure someone would find us by now.

Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two had always been best friends. Until something happened that wrecked them.

I'd trusted Henri more than I'd trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I'd follow.

Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in this gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall catastrophically apart.

For the first time, I was afraid we'd die on this shore.

To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But there’s no map for this—or anything. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present?

I have heard some great things about this book already, so I'm greatly looking forward to reading this one. I feel like this will be a good story about sisterhood, survival, and remembering the love we have for those closest to us.  Add in a little romance (which hopefully doesn't take over the story), and this is sure to be a great read!

Jocelyn's Waiting On: 
Feral Youth by Shuan David Hutchinson 
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017 


At Zeppelin Bend, an outdoor education program designed to teach troubled youth the value of hard work, cooperation, and compassion, ten teens are left alone in the wild. The teens are a diverse group who come from all walks of life, and they were all sent to Zeppelin Bend as a last chance to get them to turn their lives around. They’ve just spent nearly two weeks learning to survive in the wilderness, and now their instructors have dropped them off eighteen miles from camp with no food, no water, and only their packs, and they’ll have to struggle to overcome their vast differences if they hope to survive.

Inspired by The Canterbury Tales, Feral Youth features characters, each complex and damaged in their own ways, who are enticed to tell a story (or two) with the promise of a cash prize. The stories range from noir-inspired revenge tales to mythological stories of fierce heroines and angry gods. And while few of the stories are claimed to be based in truth, they ultimately reveal more about the teller than the truth ever could.

Mr. Hutchinson's novel, We Are the Ants is absolutely beautiful. I can only trust his judgement as he complies a novel written by several authors. Plus I LOVE The Canterbury Tales. I can't wait until I get a chance to read this one!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard of Feral Youth (but I love that cover *heart eyes*)
    I've been debating on whether or not to read AMFWG but I think I might just have to pick it up now :)
    Fabulous picks <3

    Faith @