October 25, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (117)

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

Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams

In one moment it is over.
In one moment
it is gone.
The morning grows
thin, grey
and our lives-
how they were-
have vanished.
Our lives have changed
when I walk in
on Lizzie
my sister
holding a shotgun.
Twelve year old girl Hope's life is turned upside down when her older sister Lizzie becomes an elective mute and is institutionalized after trying to kill herself. Ever since their dad died Hope and Lizzie have relied on each other from a young age. Their mother is a reluctant and unreliable parent at best, and it's up to Hope to discover the terrible secret that's eating away at Lizzie before it's too late.  

Yes! Keep the verse novels coming!  This one sounds awesome. She's twelve, so I thought it might be MG but it says YA on Amazon :D

Release Date: May 1, 2012

Goodreads / Amazon


  1. I never read a book written in verses. but want to. This sounds very good.

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  2. This one sounds so interesting, thanks for bring it to my attention! I also like the simplicity of the cover!

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  3. Hadn't heard of this one. I liked books written in verse so I'll definitely check this out. Great pick!

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  4. Sounds good I'll have to add it to my tbe, here's mine http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

  5. Wow sounds like a very poignant read and all in verse? Definitely one to add to the wish list!

  6. I absolutely love verse novels and this sounds really great! Definitely adding this to my to-read list.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Carina @ Fictional Distraction

  7. I haven't been able to get into verse novels, but I don't thin I've given them a fair shot. I have Tangles by Ellen Hopkins, but I have yet to read it. This story sounds good, though.

  8. This sounds like it might be a teary one. Ive never read a verse novel but I keep wanting to lol. Lovely choice!

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  9. Oh, I'm interested! I'm new to books in verse, but I really appreciate them. I'll have to add this one to my wish list.

  10. I haven't read a verse novel in a long while. This sounds interesting. Also heard great things about Ms Williams.

  11. This sounds different! I love the cover! Very romantic.

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  12. Haven't heard of this one but I'm going to add it to my TBR list. Sounds like a sweet romance :)

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  13. An interesting choice, enjoy!


  14. I'm not big on verse, to be honest, but WOW. How does one react to finding her sister with a shotgun pointed at herself? WHOA.

    -Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  15. wow. i haven't ever read a verse novel. they sometimes throw me off! but this one sounds interesting!

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  16. This book sounds really great. I've yet to read anything in verse, I will have to keep a eye out for this one though seems like it'd be a decent one to start with.

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  17. Aww. Isn't the cover cute? I like it a lot. The story sounds great. I'm going to put this book on my to-read list. Thank you for sharing.


  18. Hmmm I'm not a big fan of verse novels, so I probably won't check it out unless it gets awesome reviews. Either way, thanks for sharing!

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  19. I don't read verse novels, but this sounds intriguing. Good choice of book for your WOW. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

  20. Wow! Sounds great! I haven't read too many verse novels, but this one does sound good. Come by and visit mine, I diverted from the normal idea behind WOW this week.

  21. I never read a book written in verses. but want to. This sounds very good.

  22. This sounds intense! I have never read a verse novel from Williams but I am familiar with verse novels. I can't wait to read this!

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