Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: More Than This and Just Like Fate

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Here are my WoW picks this week (click title for the Goodreads page):

More Than This
Release date: September 10th, 2013
Publisher: Candlewick
Pre-Order: Amazon | Book Depository
From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life — or perhaps afterlife — of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world. 

A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What’s going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this. . . .

PATRICK NESS HAS A NEW BOOK! HOORAAAH!! If you're a longtime follower of our blog, you probably know how much I love ALL his books. My first ever review (if I can call it that) was of Chaos Walking trilogy and hearing anything about it and A Monster Calls anywhere on the internetz brings out the fangirl in me.
So yeah...anything he writes, I read.

Just Like Fate
Release date: August 27th, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pre-Order: Amazon | Book Depository
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 seperate paths--and she's about to live them both. 

Friendships 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...
This reminds me a lot of Pivot Point, which I really loved. I've been looking for similar books and Goodreads stirred me in Just Like Fate's direction. Can't wait to read this! I wish I didn't have to wait so long.

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