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Waiting On Wednesday I Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
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388 pages, Kathy Dawson Books
Expected Release Date: March 25, 2014

Bones meets Fringe in a big, dark, scary, brilliantly-plotted urban thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end.

Nearly Boswell knows how to keep secrets. Living in a DC trailer park, she knows better than to share anything that would make her a target with her classmates. Like her mother's job as an exotic dancer, her obsession with the personal ads, and especially the emotions she can taste when she brushes against someone's skin. But when a serial killer goes on a killing spree and starts attacking students, leaving cryptic ads in the newspaper that only Nearly can decipher, she confides in the one person she shouldn't trust: the new guy at school—a reformed bad boy working undercover for the police, doing surveillance. . . on her.

Nearly might be the one person who can put all the clues together, and if she doesn't figure it all out soon—she'll be next. [goodreads]


I was browsing through goodreads last night when I noticed someone marked this as to-read and had to do a some digging. My first thought was that the cover looked absolutely stunning. Then I read the summary and was immediately captivated. Does the summary not sound interesting or what? I told myself that I should hold off on thrillers since I was up until 1am last night finishing I Hunt Killers. It was a fantastic book but I was completely disturbed. I'm not sure if I can mentally handle another serial killer book, but I'll take my chances. Maybe by the time March 2014 rolls around I'll be able to leave the house and not sleep with the lights on.

Tumblr Directory I Book Blogger Edition

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Lately I've been trying to follow more book bloggers on tumblr, but the problem is I'm just not sure who is on tumblr. And I KNOW that there are a bunch of you out there. A few days ago, I found this fabulous list of YA authors on Tumblr on YA Highway, and wondered if there's a list for book bloggers. So far I've received no response to that, so I thought why not make one myself. If there is one out there though then PLEASE send me the link. As for the directory, I thought it'd be only appropriate to have the list be a page on my tumblr. I'm currently following a good number of you so I'll be adding that to the directory, but if you'd like to be on the list then please fill out the form below! Want to take a look at the directory? Visit it here:


Review: Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith

Monday, July 1, 2013
Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith
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Katherine Tegen Books, 375 pages
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

In Wild Awake, Hilary T. Smith’s exhilarating and heart-wrenching YA debut novel, seventeen-year-old Kiri Byrd has big plans for her summer without parents. She intends to devote herself to her music and win the Battle of the Bands with her bandmate and best friend, Lukas. Perhaps then, in the excitement of victory, he will finally realize she’s the girl of his dreams.
But a phone call from a stranger shatters Kiri’s plans. He says he has her sister Suki’s stuff—her sister Suki, who died five years ago. This call throws Kiri into a spiral of chaos that opens old wounds and new mysteries. [epic reads]


Where do I even begin with this book? Well for starters, this book gets weird. And when I mean weird, I mean really weird.

Wild Awake tells the story of Kiri, a seventeen year-old who lives and breathes music, as well as some other things if you're catching what I'm saying. While her parents are off on a cruise, Kiri's summer plans were practicing piano for her recital and rehearsing with Lukas to win the Battle of the Bands. But her plans were destroyed when she received a mysterious phone call regarding her sister, Suki, who died five years ago. From that moment on, Kiri became obsessed with her sister's death and past.

The weird just escalates as Kiri chases after clues about Suki's death. She ends up going through this chaotic, pot fueled downward spiral. She was definitely not a character I could relate to, but it was difficult not to be sucked into her emotional roller coaster of rage, loss, and love. As strange as it gets though, I still loved reading from Kiri's point of view. She's such a strange, passionate, and eccentric person. Her thought process was all over the place, and I never knew what she'd do next. She'd go from one idea to the other and run with each one, even when the ideas were crazy and irrational.

I'm not even sure how to sum this all up because there is so much more to the plot of Wild Awake. It's one of those book where the less you know the better it is. I've never read any contemporary like this, and I loved that I was thrown into the mind of this chaotic character. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a fresh and different contemporary.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5

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