Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Girls of No Return

"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!!


  1. Wow this sounds amazing!! Awesome pick!

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  2. This sounds like such a deep and interesting read.
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  3. Thanks for stopping by. Great pick, this sounds really interesting. I also really like the cover.

  4. Woohoo! Great minds think alike. I'm super excited for this one. It sounds dark and creepy, and just like something I would like. Great pick!

  5. Ooooh inriguing!! Thanks for popping this on my radar... secrets, knives and an all girls school? Sounds like a compelling novel and one I will definitely be keeping an eye out for. Great pick!

  6. I've seen this book before. I like the cover. The story sounds very interesting. But of course, the cover kind of tells that. Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

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