Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick is Flip by Martyn Beford, set to come out April 5, 2011 from Wendy Lamb Books.

Summary:
One December night, 14-year-old Alex goes to bed. He wakes up to find himself in the wrong bedroom, in an unfamiliar house, in a different part of the country, and it's the middle of June. Six months have disappeared overnight. The family at the breakfast table are total strangers.

And when he looks in the mirror, another boy's face stares back at him. A boy named Flip. Unless Alex finds out what's happened and how to get back to his own life, he may be trapped forever inside a body that belongs to someone else.

Questions of identity, the will to survive, and what you're willing to sacrifice to be alive make this extraordinary book impossible to put down.

My Thoughts: This cover is fantastic and what first caught my attention. It is stunning and attention grabbing and fits perfectly with the premise. I love the concept behind this book as well. An interesting take on a body snatchers kind of idea, Flip seems like it has giant potential, particularly with the age of the MC where the reader can see this plot played out by a younger teen rather than someone 17 or 18.

10 comments:

  1. I saw this in a catalogue and thought it looked really intriguing. Your post makes me want to read it even more. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Very interesting concept, sounds like a good read. I hadn't heard of it before this, so thanks for sharing! The cover is quite eerie, but eye-catching.

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  3. Wow, this sounds great & great cover, too! I'm adding it on my wishlist :)

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  4. Ooh, this one sounds interesting! Awesome pick! =)

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  5. I hope that you get your book soon, and that it is everything you hope it to be. Here's my WOW Happy reading!

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  6. That is one creepy cover. Nice pick! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  7. Oh this sounds amazing and a new title for me. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. wow - such a very cool cover and the premise! Loving it :) I'm adding it to my list of books to read too...

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  9. This sounds soo good! Looking forward to this now, great pick!

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