Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday: When We Were Lost by Kevin Wignall and Bright Burning Stars by A.K.Small

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Jenn's Pick: I Can't wait to have my hands on this!

When We Were Lost
When We Were Lost by Kevin Wignall
June 4th, 2019
When a plane bound for Costa Rica crashes in deep jungle, the tail section breaks free and nineteen teenagers miraculously survive. Joel Aspinall, son of a local politician and student rep on the school’s council, is quick to take on the mantle of leadership, to organize everyone until a rescue party arrives. But the plane was crashed on purpose, no one knows where they are and no rescuers are coming. To make things worse, Joel’s decisions lead to more people dying, and he’s determined to wait it out.

Tom Calloway didn’t want to be on this trip. Tom doesn’t want to bond with his classmates – he isn’t the bonding type. He’d rather they just left him alone, and he’s always been unfriendly enough that they’ve been happy to oblige. But that was before the crash. Now he finds himself building the friendships he’s always tried to avoid. And despite his determined efforts to be left alone, he begins to see that he might be the one to challenge Joel and pull off another miracle, by getting all the survivors to safety.
When We Were Lost, featuring elements of Lost and Lord of the Flies, is a novel of survival, of teenagers thrust into a hostile environment. It’s a novel of life and death and the razor-thin dividing line between them. And it’s a novel about finding a place for yourself in a world that’s infinitely complex.

Ash's Pick: I need to read this NOW! 

Bright Burning Stars
Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small
May 21st, 2019
Best friends Marine Duval and Kate Sanders have trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School since childhood, where they’ve formed an inseparable bond forged by respective family tragedies and a fierce love for dance. When the body of a student is found in the dorms just before the start of their final year, Marine and Kate begin to ask themselves what they would do to win the ultimate prize: to be the one girl selected to join the Opera’s prestigious corps de ballet. Would they die? Cheat? Seduce the most talented boy in the school, dubbed the Demigod, hoping his magic would make them shine, too? Neither girl is sure.
But then Kate gets closer to the Demigod, even as Marine has begun to capture his heart. And as selection day draws near, the competition—for the prize, for the Demigod—becomes fiercer, and Marine and Kate realize they have everything to lose, including each other


  1. Bright Burning Stars looks exactly like my kind of read! Great picks!

  2. OOoh nice picks! The first is new to me! Kind of gives me LOST vibes! Pretty much any "plane-crashing-on-a-deserted-island-mystery" does! Lol! Been seeing Bright Burning Stars a bit lately but haven't decided if it's for me yet. I hope you both will love your choice once you get to read it!

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  3. Bright Burning Stars was good. It highlights the darker side of ballet, as most of these ballet books do, but it also highlights a wonderful friendship.

  4. I just saw a review of Bright Burning Stars and it sounds pretty incredible!

  5. thanks for sharing. this looks like a good one for me
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