Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.
Author: Sara Wilson Etienne
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release Date: February 2, 2012
Girl, Interrupted meets Beautiful Creatures in this fast-paced thriller
When sixteen-year-old Faye arrives at Holbrook Academy, she doesn't expect to find herself exactly where she needs to be. After years of strange waking visions and nightmares, her only comfort the bones of dead animals, Faye is afraid she's going crazy. Fast.
But her first night at Holbrook, she feels strangely connected to the school and the island it sits on, like she's come home. She's even made her first real friends, but odd things keep happening to them. Every morning they wake on the floors of their dorm rooms with their hands stained red.
Faye knows she's the reason, but what does it all mean? The handsome Kel tries to help her unravel the mystery, but Faye is certain she can't trust him; in fact, he may be trying to kill her - and the rest of the world too.
Rich, compelling writing will keep the pages turning in this riveting and tautly told psychological thriller. (Goodreads)
This is my first time doing Waiting on Wednesday, and I had to go with Harbinger. I am extremely excited about this book, mainly because it's supposed to be a standalone. Yes, I know that I'll have to let go of the characters, but hopefully that means no cliffhangers to wait out for a year or two. Also, I haven't came across very many YA thrillers lately. I grew up reading Christopher Pike, R. L. Stein, and Lois Duncan, and there is very little along those lines anymore. Am I just missing it? Anyway, the cover is gorgeous, too. I know that really doesn't have much to do with what is inside the binding, but I'm an artsy person. I like the pretty.
I won a preorder of this book from the lovely Sarah at Workaday Reads, so I'm hoping that it will be here soon!