Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Harcourt Children's
Published: September 12, 2011
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Willa is lucky: She has a loving blended family that gets along. Not all families are so fortunate. But when a bloody crime takes place hundreds of miles away, it has an explosive effect on Willa’s peaceful life. The estranged father she hardly remembers has murdered his new wife and children, and is headed east toward Willa and her mother.
Under police protection, Willa discovers that her mother has harbored secrets that are threatening to boil over. Has everything Willa believed about herself been a lie? As Willa sets out to untangle the mysteries of her past, she keeps her own secret—one that has the potential to tear her family apart.
Ok, first of all, you might remember me saying once or twice how much I adored the book, Life As We Knew It. Second of all, you might remember me saying once or twice how much the final book of the series, This World We Live In, just left me hollow and disappointed. I remain, however, a devoted fan of the author, and I was SO excited to see a new title from her. I think Blood Wounds sounds harrowing, a bit scary and, frankly, incredibly powerful. Plus, that cover is eerie to the extreme. I definitely need this one in my hands! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?