Waiting on Wednesday: 172 Hours on the Moon

Wednesday, February 1, 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: 172 Hours on the Moon
Author: Johan Harstad, Tara Chace
Publisher: Little, Brown BYR
Publish Date: April 12, 2012
Genre: YA, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Pages: 355

Three teenagers are going on the trip of a lifetime. Only one is coming back. It's been more than forty years since NASA sent the first men to the moon, and to grab some much-needed funding and attention, they decide to launch an historic international lottery in which three lucky teenagers can win a week-long trip to moon base DARLAH 2 - a place that no one but top government officials even knew existed until now.

The three winners, Antoine, Midori, and Mia, come from all over the world. But just before the scheduled launch, the teenagers each experience strange, inexplicable events. Little do they know that there was a reason NASA never sent anyone back there until now - a sinister reason. But the countdown has already begun...

There are three ways I would absolutely hate to die. The first would be drowning because, heck, I'm a swimmer. That would blow. The second would be fire because, frankly, it's not like freezing to death, where you just go to sleep. The third would be to die all alone in an endless vacuum like space. 172 Hours on the Moon sounds ridiculously creepy, a touch sadistic and like it might just have that horror element I'm loving so much lately. From what I can tell, it's a translated/edited version in English, and I'm certainly thrilled to get lost in this one. That cover, alone, is eerie! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?


  1. This is the creepiest cover ever. I've heard that drowning isn't a bad way to go - that after a certain point when your lungs fill with water, you get a sense of euphoria. But I'd still rather not experience it.

  2. Oh my that cover is enough to give me chills...since I am hugely claustrophic I think the most horrifying way to die would be to be buried alive :(

  3. Haven't heard of that one! And I can't see the cover! Gonna have to go look it up now cause I like creepy covers sometimes! Guess I'm just weird!

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  4. As I was reading your synopsis the "Jaws" theme was going through my head. da dum, da dum, da dum..... :) Sounsd good!


  5. OOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I want to know more. Stellar choice!

  6. That cover is terribly creepy!! And so is the premise of the book . . .but I think I would love it :) (After seeing Another Earth and reading some of the more dystopian books with spaceships, I've been hoping for a space book that was more 'now'.)

    Great pick!!

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  7. Definitely creepy cover! Sounds very interesting!

  8. What a creepy concept! I know a lot of people who work at NASA--I'll have to tell them about this book! Haha, I'm sure they'll love being the villains. :)

  9. Whoa, sounds creepy yet oh so good! I haven't heard of this one, so thanks for sharing!! Nice pick :)

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  10. I'm gonna let you read this one and tell me about it because this would be my biggest fear, being shoved out into space or left on a space station to die. I mean there is no hope. That and knives are my biggest fear. I think that cover is chilling! What an awesome pick!


  11. I am SO looking forward to this one :) It looks FANTASTIC!!! I love that cover too!!!

  12. I have not heard of this book. This sounds fantastic! Adding it to my list! I want to read it now :)

  13. This sounds amazing! I'm definitely going to have to get this one.

  14. Ok, it's official. Interest is piqued. Everything about this seems creepy- the cover, the premise. So, ultimately it sounds like a book that I need to read! I wonder how they're going to get away from the dangers on the moon considering the lack of gravity.

    - Jackie


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