Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

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

This week's pick is The Girls of No Return by Erin Saldan, coming February 28, 2012 from Arthur A. Levine Books.

Summary: CUT meets HATCHET in this lacerating debut about girls, knives, and redemption.

The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area stretches across two million acres in northern Idaho. In its heart sits the Alice Marshall School, where fifty teenage girls come to escape their histories and themselves.

Lida Wallace has tried to negate herself in every way possible. At Alice Marshall, she meets Elsa Boone, a fierce native Idahoan; Jules, who seems too healthy to belong at the school; and Gia Longchamps, whose glamour entrances the entire camp. As the girls prepare for a wilderness trek, Lida is both thrilled and terrified to be chosen as Gia's friend. But everyone has their secrets--their "Things" they try to protect; and when those come out, the knives do as well.

THE GIRLS OF NO RETURN is a bold and powerful debut.

My Thoughts: Girls, knives and redemption? Of course. And. YES PLEASE. I mean seriously. I didn't even need to read the rest of this summary, but then I did. And I want. I cannot even predict what this one will totally be about, but I want to know about the "Things" and I want to know exactly why the knives come out and, well, who dies. Or gets injured. Call me morbid but, you know you want to know too. Then there's the eerie nature of this cover, the sense of nothingness she is rowing into, and I love the font of the actual title. So. Yes. I want.


  1. huh, I hadn't heard of this one yet and the title, cover, and summary are most certainly intriguing! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. Just came across this book a few days ago, and it sounds like a really powerful book. The cover is so fabulous, eerie and a bit depressing too!

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  3. Definitely has an eerie fascinating premise that draws you in. Not your typical light read to be sure. I want! Great pick!

  4. A definite wishlist add! *runs to amazon*

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  5. I've never heard of this. Nice pick!

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  6. Haven't heard of this one either! Nice cover too!

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  7. Looks eerie. I will have to check it out.

  8. WOW this book sounds awesome...I am so adding this one!

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  9. new follower :)

    This looks like an awesome book!! I will have to check it out :)
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  10. I haven't heard of this one yet, but it sounds all kinds of good! And I like the idea of two very different books (Cut and Hatchet) being combined in topic for this one. Nice pick :)

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  11. LOVE this cover!

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  12. I haven't heard of this. Looks Good! Check out my very first WoW!

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  13. Sounds like a fascinating read.


  14. kariiiiiiiii! :) Great pick! i found this book last week, looks pretty awesome.

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  15. Nice...where did you find this one? Loved Hatchet in fifth grade. Love the premise of sticking fifty girls in a school who want to forget their past. And when I see the name Gia, all I can think of is Bachelor Pad. Don't judge me by my taste in reality TV!
    I added this to my TBR list!
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  16. Never heard of this one either. But it sounds great. thank for putting it on my radar!

  17. Never heard of it, but it definitely sounds interesting. Great pick! :)

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  18. I've never heard of this one, but Hatchet is one of my fave books ever, so this is definitely going on my reading list.

    Great pick!

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  19. oh, i'm intrigued. i haven't heard of it, but now i'm adding it to my to-read list. thanks!

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  20. Interesting as I've never heard of it. New follower. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog. Having a giveaway going on right now at my blog.