Waiting on Wednesday #86 - 3:59 and These Broken Stars

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Be sure to post a link to your Waiting on Wednesday below!

This week's pre-publication "We can't wait to read it!" selections are...

Author: Gretchen McNeil 
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Published by: Balzer & Bray

Josie Byrne's life is spiraling out of control. Her parents are divorcing, her boyfriend Nick has grown distant, and her physics teacher has it in for her. When she's betrayed by the two people she trusts most, Josie thinks things can't get worse.
Until she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo. Every night at the same time--3:59 a.m.
Jo's life is everything Josie wants: she's popular, her parents are happily married, and Nick adores her. It all seems real, but they're just dreams, right? Josie thinks so, until she wakes one night to a shadowy image of herself in the bedroom mirror - Jo.
Josie and Jo realize that they are doppelgängers living in parallel universes that overlap every twelve hours at exactly 3:59. Fascinated by Jo's perfect world, Josie jumps at the chance to jump through the portal and switch places for a day.
But Jo's world is far from perfect. Not only is Nick not Jo's boyfriend, he hates her. Jo's mom is missing, possibly insane. And at night, shadowy creatures feed on human flesh.
By the end of the day, Josie is desperate to return to her own life. But there's a problem: Jo has sealed the portal, trapping Josie in this dangerous world. Can she figure out a way home before it's too late? (Summary from Goodreads)

Two yous, just in parallel universes? Only one has freaky shadow creatures that eat you? Yikes. Another case where the grass ISN'T always greener...

Release Date: December 10, 2013
Published by: Disney Hyperion

It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.
Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they're worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.
Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other's arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder--would they be better off staying here forever?
Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won't be the same people who landed on it. (Summary from Goodreads)

Space and creepy and at the same time! I'm in! It reminds me of 5th Element, but with a creepy twist! I wonder if I'll need to read it in the daylight hours!? :/

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Great pick! I feel like I have to read one of Gretchen's books one of these day. I finished These Broken Stars while ago and I can't wait to hear what you think when you get a chance to read it.

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  2. I want both of these books, like now!! Great picks this week :-D.

    Georgie @ What She Reads
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  3. So I just finished These Broken Stars last night (freaking amazing) and I did end up reading it all during nighttime hours and was okay. There was one moment where I knew I had to keep reading because I was creeped out, but it got better ;-)

  4. I really cannot wait till These Broken Stars comes out! Thanks for sharing

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