Waiting on Wednesday (21) - Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 7:00 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Every week, bloggers post the books they're pining for, books that unfortunately have yet to be released.

Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith
Hits Shelves on May 28, 2013
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Things you earnestly believe will happen while your parents are away:

1. You will remember to water the azaleas.
2. You will take detailed, accurate messages.
3. You will call your older brother, Denny, if even the slightest thing goes wrong.
4. You and your best friend/bandmate Lukas will win Battle of the Bands.
5. Amid the thrill of victory, Lukas will finally realize you are the girl of his dreams.

Things that actually happen:

1. A stranger calls who says he knew your sister.
2. He says he has her stuff.
3. What stuff? Her stuff.
4. You tell him your parents won’t be able to—
5. Sukey died five years ago; can’t he—
6. You pick up a pen.
7. You scribble down the address.
8. You get on your bike and go.
9. Things . . . get a little crazy after that.*
*also, you fall in love, but not with Lukas.

Both exhilarating and wrenching, Hilary T. Smith’s debut novel captures the messy glory of being alive, as seventeen-year-old Kiri Byrd discovers love, loss, chaos, and murder woven into a summer of music, madness, piercing heartbreak, and intoxicating joy. (Goodreads)
Why I'm Waiting
I am intrigued; I am curious. I often find myself loving random books with wild premises. This book sounds wonderful, chaotic, and exciting. I'm starting to appreciate YA contemporary for the first time. I'm hoping this book does not disappoint. I mean even the cover screams READ ME with its vibrant colors.

And MURDER?! You betcha!

What's your WoW this week?


  1. Interesting. Awesome cover. Reminds me of the old iPod dancing silhouettes.

    1. That's exactly what it made me think of!

  2. Wild Awake sounds really good! It sounds like the kind of book I won't be able to put down. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
    My WOW

    1. Thanks Em! I hope I can't put it down!

  3. I love how the synopsis is written. Interesting choice. :)

  4. Ooh like the cover! It's so vibrant! Also liked the way the cover desciption is written! Don't see too many written like that!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I know. It's such a bright, stunning cover. Definitely sticks out!

  5. I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS! I love the cover and the initial reviews have been STUNNING! So. Pumped! :D

    1. ME TOO! Glad to hear the reviews have been positive! I cannot wait, Keertana! :D

  6. This sounds great! ;) I love the to-do-list synopsis and the stark contrast between what should and what really happens.

    Check out our WoW this week.

    Diana @ BookVenturers

    1. Me too, Diana! thanks for stopping by! :D


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