Waiting on Wednesday: Pieces of Me

Wednesday, October 2, 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...

Title: Pieces of Me
Author: Amber Kizer (Twitter)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publish Date: February 11, 2014
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Pages: 304

When high school oddball and introvert Jessica Chai is killed in a car accident, her parents decide that Jessica would have wanted her organs donated to those who so desperately need these gifts of life. But Jessica is angry about dying and being dismembered.

Taking the idea of cell memory to the next level, not only do the recipients get pieces of Jessica, but gets pieces of their memories and lives moving forward—she knows what they know and keeps tabs on their growth, recovery, and development. This begins her journey to learn her purpose as she begins to grasp that her ties to these teenagers goes beyond random weirdness. It's through their lives that Jessica learns about herself, as she watches the lives she literally touched continue to interlock.
I'm all about the weird. In fact, more often than not, the weirder a book is, the better it works for me. Pieces of Me sounds utterly fascinating, but it also sounds entirely weird and creepy. In fact...it might just be creepy and, well, off enough to really appeal to me. There's something about the concept of cell memory extending beyond just that and into a conscious, tangible memory. It's a really, really intriguing  (and messed up) idea that I'm totally sold on. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?


  1. This first word that popped into my head when I read the blurb was "creepy"! I do love the sound of this, though! Great choice, Melissa! :)

  2. This cover is absolutely gorgeous, I'd be made not to read this.

    Great pick, Melissa! <33

  3. Ooh, I love this cover and cell memory? It seems promising! I haven't had much luck with sci-fi this past year or two, but I'm hoping this one is good. Thanks for sharing, Melissa!

  4. OOh nice! Haven't heard of this one!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. This sounds great! And it's my first time seeing this book so I need to add it to my tbr :)

    My WW!

  6. Okay. Creepy! But totally different than the recent spate of dead girl stories. Could be really good!

  7. Ooh, this was in my WoW last week. I just adore the cover. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!


  8. Hooray! Finally, a new twist on the dead girl story and something that doesn't involve zombies, vampires, etc.

  9. Huh. That is weird, in a very appealing way. Great pick!

  10. This sounds very weird - and cool. I like the cover - and now I keep singing that Ashley Simpson song! Ha!

  11. Sounds very interesting. Made me think of the transplants done in Unwind! I am going to have to check this out for sure! :)
    Now following on Bloglovin!
    Ashley @ Nook of Books
    My WoW

  12. I'm going with everyone else and saying this one sounds creepy! But I don't mind that! :) Nice choice!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  13. I totally support organ donation but this concept is freaking me out-I don't like imagining that such interaction could happen. Excited to see how it turns out!


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