September 21, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (61)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
The Opposite of Amber by Gillian Philip

"They found the fifth girl right after the snow melted ...the place where he left her was winter water, crazed with ice-feathers and dusted with snow. The traces from her body were gone, the ones that said his name, but she had an extra skin of ice that protected her and she looked perfect, like Snow White". 
Ruby and her older sister Jinn live together on their own, just about making ends meet. Jinn is beautiful, with glittering blonde hair, and makes it her business to look after Ruby. They are horrified by, but try to ignore, the local newspaper stories of prostitutes who are murdered, their bodies eventually discovered underwater. Then the no-good Nathan Baird turns up on the scene - again - and Jinn starts to change. First Nathan moves in with Jinn and Ruby, making Ruby feel an outsider, and then Jinn and Nathan move out, leaving Ruby alone. Jinn no longer has time to look after Ruby. And it seems to Ruby that Jinn herself needs looking after. Her beautiful glittering hair starts to lose its shine. And then Jinn disappears. 
A deeply moving, chilling, and incredibly powerful thriller that celebrates the love two sisters have for each other and mourns the events beyond their control that will conspire to drive them apart. 
Yay for contemporary mystery!! :)
Is it me or does the cover look a lot like the pb of Far From You by Lisa Schoreder?

Release Date: April 4, 2011



  1. YES! I can't wait for this one either. Gillian is ace!

  2. Sounds interesting. Added to TBR!

    Yes, it does look a bit like the pb of Far From You.

  3. I haven't heard of this one before but it sounds interesting. I added it to my wishlist. And the cover is very similar to Far From You

  4. Ooo I just found out about this one and signed up for a tour on Teen Book Scene. But yeah, definitely the same picture from Far From You. I hate when they dub covers.

  5. It DOES actually look like Far From You's cover! This one sounds a bit intriguing...and I can't wait :)


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