Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (80)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week I am waiting on This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready (4/1/14):

Description on Goodreads:
Everyone mourns differently. When his older brother was killed, David got angry. As in, fist-meets-someone-else’s-face furious. But his parents? They got religious. David’s still figuring out his relationship with a higher power, but there’s one thing he does know for sure: The closer he gets to new-girl Bailey, the better, brighter, happier, more he feels.

Then his parents start cutting all their worldly ties in to prepare for the Rush, the divine moment when the faithful will be whisked off to Heaven…and they want David to do the same. David’s torn. There’s a big difference between living in the moment and giving up his best friend, varsity baseball, and Bailey—especially Bailey—in hope of salvation.

But when he comes home late from prom, and late for the Rush, to find that his parents have vanished, David is in more trouble than he ever could have imagined.
Why I’m Waiting:
I love Jeri Smith-Ready’s YA paranormal romance books. And while this sounds absolutely like nothing else she has written so far, I’m so beyond curious and excited to see a different side to this author. This sounds like an interesting story line, though normally this much focus on religion can be a red flag for me. I guess I just want to see what happens with the parents. I’m also interested in seeing the author write with the voice of a male main character.  I’m ready for more Jeri Smith-Ready, and I can’t wait for this to come out.
What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I've seen this one WOW'd before and it caught my attention. It's an intriguing premise. I'll be looking for reviews!

  2. Great pick! This looks really good. Different, in a good way. Thanks for sharing!

    My WOW post is here if you want to check it out.