Waiting on Wednesday: Loud Awake and Lost

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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...

Publisher: Knopf BYR
Publish Date: November 12, 2013
Genre: YA, Thriller
Pages: 304

LOUD. There was an accident. Ember knows at least that much. She was driving. The car was totaled. She suffered back injuries and brain trauma. But she is alive. That's the only thing left she can cling to.

AWAKE. Eight months later, Ember feels broken. The pieces of her former self no longer fit together. She can't even remember the six weeks of her life leading up to the accident. Where was she going? Who was she with? And what happened during those six weeks that her friends and family won't talk about?

LOST. One by one, Ember discovers the answers to these questions, like a twisted game of dominos. And little by little, the person she used to be slips further and further away.
There's a little something wrong with me. Of this, I am certain. I'm terrified of horror films and books, but I always have to watch them. Psychological thrillers creep me out for weeks, but I can't help but always, always experience them. It's a dirty, twisted little habit. I digress. The point is, I absolutely love Adele's writing, and I think that Loud Awake and Lost sounds like one heck of a dark journey with a super-appealing premise. So, naturally I'm sold. Also, in related news, I'll probably never sleep again. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

44 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this book before, but it sounds so creepy and twisted. Thanks for sharing, Melissa. I'm going to have to add this to my to-read list!

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    1. I hope it turns out to be as good as we hope! :)

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  2. Haven't heard of this one! Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I'm definitely excited for this one, too!! Adele Griffin definitely knows how to do psychological thrillers!

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    1. She sure does, Becky! I love how twisty her books are :)

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  4. I've never read anything by Adele Griffin before, but Loud, Awake and Lost sounds fantastic. I too can never watch scary films especially the ones that mess with your head, but I think this book will be too good to miss out on. Great pick Melissa!

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    1. I think this might just be the right place to start, Jasprit! I can't wait for this one :)

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  5. I would buy this just for the cover LOL. The summary sounds thrilling! Thanks for putting this on my radar, Melissa.

    -Dannielle

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    1. Isn't the cover to die for, Dannielle?! I saw the cover before I even saw it was Adele haha so, basically I'm sold all around ;)

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  6. Ah, I LOVE Adele Griffin's writing - Tighter is one of my favourite books - so I will definitely check this one out. Great pick, Melissa!

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    1. Thanks, Leanna! Wasn't Tighter just amazing?! That's why I'm so invested in reading everything she writes haha

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  7. Interesting book. Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. I haven't read anything by the author before, but this sounds really good. I love twisted stories that play with your mind and I'm hoping Loud Awake and Lost is as good as it's premises. Great pick, Melissa!

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    1. Thanks, Aman! Adele is an awesome author...definitely give her book, TIGHTER, a go! :)

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  9. I am exactly the same as you... I can't stop thinking about psychological thrillers but I still read them way too much, this one sounds AMAZING! Great pick!

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    1. haha I'm glad I'm not the only one Jade! I love me some psycho thrillers ;)

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  10. This sounds so good! I have another book on my list by this author and now I am going to add this one =) Great pick!

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  11. Sounds like it will be an intense read. My kinda book. Awesome pick.

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  12. I've only read one of Adele Griffin's books, and while it didn't blow me away, I did very much like her writing style. I have to say I'm excited about this one as well, and like you, always have to read or watch things I know will scare me or keep me up late thinking about them. Except for super gory slasher films. Those I cannot do. Adding this to the list for sure!

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    1. I hope this one is better than the last for you, Jenny! I really enjoyed TIGHTER, so I'm super stoked for this one! :)

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  13. Bahaha, your habit is kind of like when in the movies, the girl is standing in front of the closet with a clown or something in it, and you're yelling "Don't open the flipping door!!" and she opens it anyways. Terrible analogy, but whatever. ;) I'm fascinated with horror books even though they freak me out too, so don't worry, you're not alone! On another note, this book actually sounds fantastically creepy. I may have to sleep with the lights on for a few days, but I'm totally sold!

    Great pick, Melissa! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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    1. Haha! You are SO right, Aneeqah! I'm THAT girl. Yeesh haha

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  14. I can't watch horror movies, but I love scary books and this sounds SO GOOD. I haven't heard of it before, but the cover and synopsis have me hooked! I hope it's as good as it sounds! :)

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    1. It's a strange phenomenon, huh? I don't actually "watch" these movies...I sit there in sheer, unadulterated terror haha

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  15. This is the first time that I'm hearing about this novel, and it sounds so eerie and intriguing!

    I like horror movies and books, but I'll only watch/read them if other people are hanging around the house. Otherwise, my imagination starts convincing me that the sounds my house sometimes makes are actually big scary, creepy, evil noises - and then I spend the rest of the night quietly freaking out! ;)

    Nice find, Melissa! :)

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  16. Ooh and OH! This both pulls me in and freaks me out all at the same time!

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  17. Hate horror movies, love thrillers... I'm an odd one. For some reason I can usually take SOME horror books, so I do think this one is going on the wishlist!

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    1. haha no you're not! I understand what you mean, melissa! this one does sound more thrilling than terrifying though.

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  18. I'm terrified of horror films and yet watch them too :) Not so much of horror books though. Books just can't scare me THAT much (well, maybe Stephen King)
    And I'm totally with you, Loud Awake and Lost sounds fascinating. Great pick!

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    1. I don't think this is going to be so much of a horror as it will be a thriller...that intrigues me more ;)

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  19. I'm looking forward to this one, too. I love horror and thrillers! Great pick!
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  20. Ooh, I like the sound of this one. Very creepy- I haven't seen a beautiful yet chilling cover in some time

    Great pick! My WoW

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  21. great pick! Have not heard of this one until now but it does sound a little creepy eheh

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  22. All I need to see was Adele Griffin to add this to my list-love her masterful writing and compact plots.

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