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: Amber Kizer (Twitter)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publish Date: February 11, 2014
Genre: YA, Paranormal
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?