Waiting On Wednesday … (17)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine. This event highlights the upcoming books that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Smash Into You 

Expected publication: August 13, 2013

Jude has spent the
whole twenty one years of his life running. From what, he wasn’t quite
sure. His mother tried to keep him safe; a low profile, a constant move
on the horizon, a week’s pay always stashed away. She tried to instill
in him that he was special somehow, though would never elaborate. He
never felt different. He was so completely normal and vanilla that he
wondered if it had all been in her head. But then she was murdered and
all he saw was a running silhouette of a man as his mother said three
final words to him. Three words that changed his whole being.

Never stop running…

he’s semi-settled into a big town. The college is huge and easy to
blend into. It’s been three months since he had to move because
‘Biloxi’, as he calls the man who killed his mother, found him once

Then Marley, an eighteen year old girl who is as
infuriating as she is blissfully ignorant of her gorgeousness, smashes
into his car with hers. Then smashes into his life as he realizes that
whatever it is he has that Biloxi wants, she has it, too. And now,
they’re after them both.

GatedExpected publication: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Random House Childrens
Author: Amy Christine Parker

Pages: 384

Do the gates keep the unchosen out or the chosen in?

Mandrodage Meadows, life seems perfect. The members of this isolated
suburban community have thrived under Pioneer, the charismatic leader
who saved them from their sad, damaged lives. Lyla Hamilton and her
parents are original members of the flock. They moved here following the
9/11 terrorist attacks, looking to escape the evil in the world. Now
seventeen, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned:

Pioneer is her leader.

Will is her Intended.

The end of the world is near.

Noah before him, Pioneer has been told of the imminent destruction of
humanity. He says his chosen must arm themselves to fight off the
unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the compound’s
underground fortress–the Silo.

Lyla loves her family and
friends, but given the choice, she prefers painting to target practice.
And lately she’d rather think about a certain boy outside the compound
than plan for married life in the Silo with Will. But with the end of
days drawing near, she will have to pick up a gun, take a side, and let
everyone know where she stands.


Just Like FateExpected publication: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Author: Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young

Pages: 304
Caroline is at a
crossroads. Her grandmother is sick, maybe dying. Like the rest of her
family, Caroline’s been at Gram’s bedside since her stroke. With the
pressure building, all Caroline wants to do is escape–both her family
and the reality of Gram’s failing health. So when Caroline’s best friend
offers to take her to a party one fateful Friday night, she must
choose: stay by Gram’s side, or go to the party and live her life.

The consequence of this one decision will split Caroline’s fate into two separate paths–and she’s about to live them both.

are tested and family drama hits an all-new high as Caroline attempts
to rebuild old relationships, and even make a few new ones. If she
stays, her longtime crush, Joel, might finally notice her, but if she
goes, Chris, the charming college boy, might prove to be everything
she’s ever wanted.

Though there are two distinct ways for her fate to unfold, there is only one happy ending.


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