Waiting On Wednesday (33) - Half Lives by Sara Grant

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 7:00 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Every Wednesday, book bloggers showcase upcoming releases that they're eagerly awaiting.

Half Lives by Sara Grant
Hits Shelves on July 9, 2013
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I learned that surviving isn't all it's cracked up to be. If you survive, you've got to live with the guilt, and that's more difficult than looking someone in the eye and pulling the trigger. Trust me. I've done both. Killing takes a twitch of the finger. Absolution takes several lifetimes.

Seventeen-year-old Icie's parents have given her $10,000 in cash, a map of a top-secret bunker, and instructions to get there by any means necessary. They have news of an imminent viral attack and know that the bunker is Icie's only hope for survival. Along with three other teens, she lives locked away for months, not knowing what's happening in the outside world or who has survived. And are they safe in the bunker after all?

Generations in the future, a mysterious cult worships the very mountain where Icie's secret bunker was built. They never leave the mountain, they're ruled by a teenager...and they have surprising ties to Icie.

This high-stakes, original, and thought-provoking adventure from Sara Grant follows two unlikely heroes, hundreds of years apart, as they fight to survive. (Goodreads)
Why I'm Waiting
Half Lives doesn't sound like or look like a book I would usually pick up, but the dual narratives from characters living hundreds of years apart has me intrigued. This doesn't sound like a time travel book either, which is a plus because I'm not huge on time travel. Well, I did read a lot of Lynn Kurland romances back in the day, but that's beside the point.

I'm also wondering about this "absolution takes several lifetimes" line. It sounds like a unique premise, and I'm hoping Half Lives proves worth the wait!

What is everyone else waiting on this week?


  1. Oh I haven't seen that cover of this book yet! It does sound good though, I'm quite looking forward to reading it myself..

  2. This one sounds so different! I love books which aren't what you'd usually pick up but really stand out to you!

    Great pick :)

    My WoW

    1. Me too! Sometimes, I want to just take a risk and read outside of my comfort zone :D Thanks Jade!

  3. Hmmm. This sounds interesting. I haven't heard of it before. It doesn't sound like something I would normally pick up either. Maybe I'll check it out...after I hear what you think. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

    1. Thanks Natalie! Haha yeah I'll be the guinea pig :P

  4. Haven't heard of this one! Hope you thoroughly enjoy it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds really good. Thanks for introducing me to it, Courtney! :)

  6. Yes, I love the whole dual narrative spaced hundreds of years apart story device! It has a ton of potential and is pretty unique. I'll be curious to read some early reviews for this one!

    1. Yes, I know! I've never read a book that has done this before so I'm curious to see how I like it!!

  7. I'm going to let you suggest something for me. Just finishing up a very large Nora Roberts Book which is good but I like something a little more suspenseful. I need something that is going to make me not want to put my book down. Suggest away please!

    1. You know I always love recommending books :D


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