"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
* * *Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.
A huge store isn’t the worst place to be stranded. There’s food and water, bedding and books. But what if it’s not safe to leave? Emmy Laybourne had us from the get-go with her utterly fresh and fast-paced debut.
Six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids are trapped together in a chain superstore. Together they build a refuge for themselves inside, while outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapon spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.
As soon as I read the blurb in my Shelf Awareness email this morning I knew I wanted this book & NOW please! It sounds like it will be like Trapped by Michael Northrop but bigger. Where Trapped was a little sleepy & seemed to cut off just as it was getting good, this book seems to promise all the juicy details all the way to the very end. Yes, please!
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.
Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the destruction by a force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power, and both see Mia as the key to their opposing doomsday prophecies. They believe she has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the far more devastating storm that is yet to come.
Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to protect her, but she fears he isn’t who he claims to be. In the end, the passion and power that brought them together could be their downfall. When the final disaster strikes, Mia must risk unleashing the full horror of her strength to save the people she loves, or lose everything.
This has the potential to be a really great read. Possibly epic if the author has done it well. I like the idea behind it & have never heard of a book about a girl addicted to lightning before! I just hope that it doesn't turn out to be a book about a girl who constantly goes back & forth between trusting the guy she's falling in love with. That will get annoying quickly. If not, I think this sounds like a lot of fun!
What are you waiting for this Wednesday?