Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (40): We Don't Die

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, which is brought to you by Jill at Breaking the Spine! This meme is where you can post about what book(s) you're really look forward to.

This week, I absolutely can't wait for...

We Don't Die by Emmy Laybourne
June 5th, 2012
Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you hurdle down the stairs and make a run for the corner.
Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.
But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.
Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.  
In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart. 
I'm not sure if this is called We Don't Die, or Monument 14, but this definitely sounds like it's right up my ally. I love stories like this, like the Gone series. Full of intensity and set in such an interesting environment, this totally seems like the book for me. I can't wait for it!

Cleo :)

*Description and cover from goodreads.com


  1. Woah. This one sounds intense and really good. Cool cover, too. Thanks so much for sharing and stopping by my WoW :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  2. so many books to highlight lol
    every week is hard to choose
    it was on netgalley

  3. Um hum. Definitely on my list :)

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  4. Hi there :) just popping in...
    Wow! This will be one great read by the sounds of it. Great pick!

    Here is my choice...
    Waiting On Wednesday

  5. Sounds like a intense read. Great choice!

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    Safari Poet

  6. Sounds like an interesting mix of characters! I'll definitely be checking this one out!

  7. I've not heard of this, sounds thrilling! I'm loving this mix of ages and people that get stuck in a superstore, and that is a crazy mix of crap going on outside the store! Kind of like that movie The Day After Tomorrow, just on a jacked up scale haha. Thanks for sharing, definitely adding to my TBR list!

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  8. This looks really good! I haven't read the Gone series, but I have the first one on my kindle and I'm hoping to get to it soon.

  9. THis sounds way intense! :O I want to read it, now, too. Wednesdays do horrible things to me. In the end I spend hours contemplating which books to preorder etc.

    Patricia // My WOW

  10. This does sound good- I am definitely adding it to my list. If this is your kind of book you should check out This is Not a Test (if you haven't already) - so good! I haven't read the Gone series yet but I have seen them around and often wondered about them. Amazing pick this week, thanks for bringing it to my attention! :D

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  11. I'm always up for a good post-apocalyptic/disaster book... and this one sounds INTENSE. :) Great pick and thanks for visiting my WoW! :)

  12. I have to agree, this does sound like a book worth waiting for!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani (new GFC follower)

  13. Haha, I was a bit confused when I saw the title of your blog - and then the cover of the book :p Never heard of this one before, but I'm going to check it out!

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  14. This looks like a really interesting book. Not sure if I'll get to it. You mentioned the Gone novels, so I bet my friend would love this one since she loved those. Thanks for sharing!

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