Waiting on Wednesday: Dark Inside & The Curfew

Waiting on Wednesday

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

Yara's Pick:

Author: Jeyn Roberts
Pages: 352 pgs
Reading Level: YA
Release Date: November 1st 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Summary: (from goodreads) Since mankind began, civilizations have always fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs…Now it’s our turn. Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even more awful is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, turning everday people into hunters, killers, crazies.
Mason's mother is dying after a terrible car accident. As he endures a last vigil at her hospital bed, his school is bombed and razed to the ground, and everyone he knows is killed. Aries survives an earthquake aftershock on a bus, and thinks the worst is over when a mysterious stranger pulls her out of the wreckage, but she’s about to discover a world changed forever. Clementine, the only survivor of an emergency town hall meeting that descends into murderous chaos, is on the run from savage strangers who used to be her friends and neighbors. And Michael witnesses a brutal road rage incident that is made much worse by the arrival of the police--who gun down the guilty party and then turn on the bystanding crowd.

Where do you go for justice when even the lawmakers have turned bad? These four teens are on the same road in a world gone mad. Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it can be found, this is a journey into the heart of darkness – but also a journey to find each other and a place of safety.

This book caught my attention last week when I attended the Simon & Schuster Fall preview lunch in NY. I can't wait to read it.

Jenny's Pick:

Author: Jesse Ball
Pages: 224 pgs
Reading Level: Adult
Release Date: June 14th 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Available: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Borders

Summary: (from goodreads) Jesse Ball, author of The Way Through Doors and Samedi the Deafness, returns with this tender, spellbinding novel of a father and daughter living in a city ruled by fear.

William and Molly lead a life of small pleasures: riddles at the kitchen table, games of string and orange peels. All around them the city rages with war. When the uprising began, William’s wife was taken, leaving him alone with their young daughter. They keep their heads down as police patrol the streets. But when an old friend seeks out William, claiming to know what happened to his wife, William risks everything. He ventures out after dark, and Molly is left to play, reconstructing his dangerous voyage, his past, and their future. An astounding portrait of fierce love within a world of random violence, The Curfew is a mesmerizing feat of literary imagination.


  1. Dark Inside was already on my TBR list and I have now added The Curfew as well. Thanks! :0)

  2. Dark Inside is going on my TBR list. Thanks!


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