"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The Girls of No Return
by Erin Saldin
Published by: Arthur A. Levine Books
Publication Date: February 28, 2012
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.
(image and summary from Goodreads)
I just found this book after looking over the titles compiled for The Story Siren's 2012 Debut Author Challenge. This one immediately caught my attention. It sounds both emotional and dangerous - a combination that will definitely take me on a roller coaster. The book is described as a combination of Cut - which I have read, and Hatchet - which I haven't. I guess maybe I now I should. But The Girls of No Return is a definite read for 2012!!