Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Wild Girls

"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:
Wild Girls
by Mary Stewart Atwell
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: October 16, 2012
Daringly imagined, atmospheric, and original, Wild Girls is an exhilarating debut—part coming-of-age story and part supernatural tale about girls learning their own strength. Kate Riordan fears two things as she grows up in the small Appalachian town of Swan River: that she’ll be a frustrated townie forever or that she’ll turn into one of the mysterious and terrifying wild girls, killers who start fires and menace the community. Struggling to better her chances of escaping, Kate attends the posh Swan River Academy and finds herself divided between her hometown—and its dark history—and the realm of privilege and achievement at the Academy. Explosive friendships with Mason, a boy from the wrong side of town, and Willow, a wealthy and popular queen bee from school, are slowly pulling her apart. Kate must decide who she is and where she belongs before she wakes up with cinders at her fingertips.

Mary Stewart Atwell has written a novel that is at once funny and wise and stunningly inventive. Her wild girls are strange and fascinating creatures—a brilliant twist on the anger teenage girls can feel at their powerlessness—and a promise of the great things to come from this young writer.
(from Goodreads)

Why I am waiting:
  • a coming-of-age story
  • set in a small Appalachian town
  • a brilliant twist on the anger teenage girls can feel at their powerlessness


  1. This sounds like a delightful read. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This sounds right up my alley. Thanks for sharing.

  3. First time hearing about this one. Sounds interesting! I'll have to check it out when it comes out. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
    My WOW

  4. Ooooh! This does sound like something I would like to read! Thanks so much for spotlighting it today. Please check out my WoW!

  5. New follower! Great WoW! Come visit mine!... :D

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  6. Great pick. First I've heard of this one. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. I just found out about this one too. It was listed as a Goodreads giveaway. I haven't noticed it on any other blogs. It sounds really good - a little different.

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  8. This sounds AWESOME! I'm waiting on this one too.

  9. This sounds like a great book! Something that would really speak to teenage girls! I love the idea that the supernatural power represents the anger teenage girls feel at being powerless. The disparity at that age
    slut/stud, bookworm/intelligent, etc
    I'll definitely being reading this one.


  10. Heather - I think it will be a good one. I've been in the mood lately to read a lot of angry girl books. Wonder what that says about me?! lol.


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