Waiting on Falls the Shadow

Waiting on WednesdayHosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

 

 

 

My Pick:

 

 

Falls the Shadow

Falls the Shadow
By Stefanie Gaither

Publication Date: September 16

 

When Cate Benson was a kid, her sister, Violet, died. Two hours after the funeral, Cate’s family picked up Violet’s replacement. Like nothing had happened. Because Cate’s parents are among those who decided to give their children a sort of immortality—by cloning them at birth—which means this new Violet has the same smile. The same perfect face. Thanks to advancements in mind-uploading technology, she even has all of the same memories as the girl she replaced.

She also might have murdered the most popular girl in school.

At least, that’s what the paparazzi and the anti-cloning protestors want everyone to think: that clones are violent, unpredictable monsters. Cate is used to hearing all that. She’s used to defending her sister, too. But Violet has vanished, and when Cate sets out to find her, she ends up in the line of fire instead. Because Cate is getting dangerously close to secrets that will rock the foundation of everything she thought was true.

 

 

 

With cold weather rolling in and fall just around the corner I’m getting ready to bunker down with a nice thriller to prepare me for Halloween-time, and this book right here sounds like a perfect start;)

 

 

What book are you waiting for?

 

 

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Waiting on Wednesday: Black Ice

Waiting on WednesdayHosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

 

 

 

 My Pick:

 

Black Ice

Black Ice
By Becca Fitzpatrick
Publication Date: October 7

 

Sometimes danger is hard to see… until it’s too late. 

Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn’t prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage. 

In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there… and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target. 

But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally? 

BLACK ICE is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…

 

 

Doesn’t this sound gripping and fantastic?! I love me a creepy and intense read, and this one sounds like it’ll deliver.

 

 

What book are you waiting for?

 

Waiting on Wednesday: Nearly Gone

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

 

This week goes to:

 

Nearly Gone

Nearly Gone
By Elle Cosimano
Publication Date: March 25

From Goodreads:

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.

 

Sounds pretty wicked cool, yeah? And in-TENSE, and creepy–a no-brainer choice for Danica right here;) I’m fascinated by all things killer-thriller, how ’bout you?

 

What book are you waiting for?

White Space by Ilsa J. Bick

White Space

From Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Emma Lindsay has problems: a head full of metal, no parents, a crazy artist for a guardian whom a stroke has turned into a vegetable, and all those times when she blinks away, dropping into other lives so ghostly and surreal it’s as if the story of her life bleeds into theirs. But one thing Emma has never doubted is that she’s real.

Then she writes “White Space,” a story about these kids stranded in a spooky house during a blizzard.

Unfortunately, “White Space” turns out to be a dead ringer for part of an unfinished novel by a long-dead writer. The manuscript, which she’s never seen, is a loopy Matrix meets Inkheart story in which characters fall out of different books and jump off the page. Thing is, when Emma blinks, she might be doing the same and, before long, she’s dropped into the very story she thought she’d written. Trapped in a weird, snow-choked valley, Emma meets other kids with dark secrets and strange abilities: Eric, Casey, Bode, Rima, and a very special little girl, Lizzie. What they discover is that they–and Emma–may be nothing more than characters written into being from an alternative universe for a very specific purpose.

Now what they must uncover is why they’ve been brought to this place–a world between the lines where parallel realities are created and destroyed and nightmares are written–before someone pens their end.

 

 

 

My Thoughts

Okay, so I need to admit something straight out: I had no idea what was going on for the longest time in this book! From the very first page, I was dropped right into this completely CRAZY world and it took a little time to get used to. But I will say this: even when I was confused and hadn’t really grasped why things were the way they were, I was LOVING this story.

This book was like a drug and I couldn’t get enough!

There were always unanswered questions that I’d have to root out the answers to. And by root out I mean I’d just keep reading until they were finally answered for me down the road, because Ilsa is some mad genius that created this INCREDIBLE idea of a story. Inception in book-form really is the perfect description. Only instead of dream-worlds there are book-worlds and it all BLEW MY BLEEPING MIND!

I really was scared starting the story that I wouldn’t be able to get into it. I was lost in the unfamiliar and unique terms that were thrown out like I should already know what they mean. And when I first met each of the characters they had the story swapping between their points of view and cutting off in the middle of sentences and tense scenes and it KILLED me. BUT the more I read, the more accustomed to that style of writing I became and the more I appreciated–and ultimately LOVED–it.

Somehow, even though there is a whole SLEW of characters, they were written in a way that they latched onto me and didn’t let go–I love them ALL! Well, all except Chad . . . I didn’t particularly connect with him. But everyone else? Yeah, by seeing the story through glimpses of Tony, Rima, Casey, Eric, Lizzie, Bode, and Emma’s perspectives? I was EATING IT UP!

Another fun note about the story: if you’re squeamish reading about blood and gore, this book is going to test those boundaries. MAN does it get graphic! And you know what? The twisted side of me was absolutely LOVING it, it kept it vivid and gripped my attention tight. The whole entire story was chock-FULL of action–all action, all the time.

So. Cool.

This story is so dark and has such depth, I can’t get over how intrigued I am by it still. I keep thinking about the story even after I’ve already finished it, going back over scenes in my mind because this book makes you think. If you haven’t read White Space yet, I would undoubtedly recommend that you do!

4.5/5 stars;)