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Waiting on Wednesday September 30

September 29th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. Mosey on over and see what other people are waiting for.  This week’s pick for me is The Mark by Jen Nadol.  It’s not due out until January 2010!  Love the cover.

My pick for this week is This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer.  I recently finished the first book, Life As We Knew It, and was saying how there were other characters I wanted to know what happened to them and what happened after the end of the book.  It sounds like this book revisits the characters in the first book and picks up where it left off.  Cannot wait for it to come out!


Description from GoodReads: It’s been over a month since Miranda Evans has written in her diary, a month of relative calm for her and her family. It’s springtime, and with warmer weather comes rain, and the melting of the winter’s snow. The shad are running in a nearby river, and Miranda’s brothers Matt and Jon leave home for a few days to see if they can catch some to supplement their food supply.

When they return, Matt brings with him a girl named Syl, who he introduces as his bride. But that’s not the only shock Miranda and her family have to deal with. A few weeks later, Miranda’s father, stepmother, and baby brother show up at her door. Accompanying them are three strangers, a man named Charlie Rutherford, and two teenagers, Alex and Julie Morales. These five people have crossed America together, becoming, in their own way, a family.

Miranda’s complicated feelings about Alex, curiosity, resentment, longing, and passion turn into love. Alex’s feelings are equally complex. His plans to escort Julie to a convent where she can be taken care of, so that he will be free to enter a monastery, are destined for failure. He wants desperately to live up to his moral code, but his desire for Miranda is too strong. He proposes to Miranda that they take Julie and go to a safe town.

But before Miranda and Alex can go off together, a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and in its aftermath, Miranda makes a decision that will change forever her life and Alex’s, and the world that they live in will never be the same.

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14 Responses

  1. Kate

    Great pick. I really enjoy this series and am looking forward to the next installment.

  2. Kristi

    I picked up Life As We Knew It at the library based off of your review awhile back. Sometimes it is tough for me to get to the library books with the review books I have to read – but I hope to get to this one!

  3. dsuzuki

    Kate-me too!
    Kristi-I hope you can get to it and enjoy it. I know what you mean. I have 14 library books that I haven’t gotten to because I am trying to catch up on review books.

  4. Amanda

    I still need to read the first one! But this one looks great too.

    here’s mine.

  5. J. Kaye

    Yes! This is one I am waiting on too!

  6. Mishel

    I really need to read Life As We Knew It. This one sounds equally amazing =)

    I see your reading Warbreaker too – I’m totally jealous =) I hope you’re liking it.

  7. Kay

    I just read Life as we Knew it, too (mostly because of your review!) and I LOVED it! I was a little sad to know the second book wasn’t following the same characters, and I am extremely excited to know that this book does! Can’t wait to read it!

  8. Kay

    Oooh! Plus, reading the names in the summary, I’m guessing that “Alex” is the Alex from book 2? Certainly is interesting! I think I’ll try to get my hands on book 2 really soon!

  9. dsuzuki

    I hope everyone enjoys LAWKI.
    Mishel-Warbreaker is pretty good so far!
    Kay-I’m so glad you loved it! I was excited too to hear they are returning to the original characters. I need to read book 2 too.

  10. Jill

    I can’t wait for this one either. I read Life as We Knew It and I’m listening to The Dead and the Gone. Great series!

  11. Stephanie

    This looks good … and I love the cover!

  12. Kailana

    I look forward to reading this!

  13. Michelle

    I read book one as well and have book two “The Dead and the Gone” in my TBR pile. You should definitely pick that one up in preparation for this one to come out. I think it ultimately is a combination of the two previous books looking at all the characters.

  14. dsuzuki

    Yup, have to read The Dead and Gone too.

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