Waiting on Wednesday: Fair Coin

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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...

Title: Fair Coin
Author: E.C. Myers (Twitter)
Publisher: PYR
Publish Date: March 27, 2012
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Supernatural
Pages: 250

Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified when he comes home from school and finds his mother unconscious at the kitchen table, clutching a bottle of pills. The reason for her suicide attempt is even more disturbing: she thought she’d identified Ephraim’s body at the hospital that day.

Among his dead double’s belongings, Ephraim finds a strange coin—a coin that grants wishes when he flips it. With a flick of his thumb, he can turn his alcoholic mother into a model parent and catch the eye of the girl he’s liked since second grade. But the coin doesn’t always change things for the better. And a bad flip can destroy other people’s lives as easily as it rebuilds his own.

The coin could give Ephraim everything he’s ever wanted—if he learns to control its power before his luck runs out.
Ok, I thought I'd finally heard it all. Seriously, the YA genre has been begging for something new, and Fair Coin sounds like it might very well offer it! The premise is very dark, and the idea of a coin determining the future of many lives is both incredibly tempting and terrifying. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this lives up to the awesome premise (even though it's a slim book at 250 pages). Plus, it's got a male MC and a great, futuristic cover...love it. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?


  1. This sounds like it may be a little too freaky for my taste, but I am intrigued. I'll keep my eye out for it.

  2. sounds good!! I like the cover as well


  3. This sounds indeed super awesome!! I haven't heard from it before, but I love the premise!

  4. Ooh that sounds intriguing! I love the cover!

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  5. A dead double that almost kills your mama with grief? Yowzers that sounds good.

  6. Freaky, intriguing premise! I think I would have to read a lot of reviews in order to be convinced to pick it up.

  7. I like the cover as well, and the male MC adds to the interest. Very interesting!

  8. Definitely a new twist I hadn't heard of before! Nice find--I think I'll have to wishlist it & see how it is.

  9. What a strange, amazing concept! I'm putting this one on my list.

  10. I saw this one and yes, it looks really interesting! I love how different this one sounds. I can't decide if the dead person his mother saw is a duplicate or a vision of what can happen in the future. But definitely unique. Just when I thought things were getting stale!


  11. Wow, and just the nick of time! A YA novel that's not about boarding schools...thanks for sharing.

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  12. Interesting! This is my first look-see at this book! It does sound different!

  13. Hmm, sounds like a good book! Plus the cover is nice :)

  14. I hadn't heard of this one yet but it sounds awesome! Definitely different which is hard to find anymore!


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