22 February 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (20)

Posted by Meghan @ Books and a Cup of Tea at 10:00 AM

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 can't-wait-to-read selection is..

  Title: Blind Spot
  Author: Laura Ellen
  Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
  Published: October 23, 2012
  Pages: 356
There’s none so blind as they that won’t see.

Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni’s body floated to the surface of Alaska’s Birch River six months after the night she disappeared.

The night Roz Hart had a fight with her.

The night Roz can’t remember.

Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to assembling fragments to make sense of the world around her. But this time it’s her memory that needs piecing together—to clear her name . . . to find a murderer. This unflinchingly emotional novel is written in the powerful first-person voice of a legally blind teen who just wants to be like everyone else.

Debut novelist Laura Ellen's own experiences with macular degeneration add powerful authenticity to this suspenseful and emotional page-turner for teens.
This one just sounds amazing. I can't exactly explain why, but it just does :P. I guess I'm fascinated with stories about losing your memory "conveniently" when someone is murdered or something and the fact that she is also blind, makes it even more interesting. And of course the cover is gorgeous, if not kind of creepy!

What are you waiting on?


Hollie on February 22, 2012 at 10:05 AM said...

This sounds great, completely unlike anything I've read before what with the main character being blind. Plus I love the cover, it's creepy but cool!

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Patricia on February 22, 2012 at 12:01 PM said...

This sounds super cool! I hope lots of people will read it in advance and review it so I'll know whether to buy it or not. Although I have to admit that I might buy it anyway, because of the cover. *makes shallow face*

Heh. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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Jenni @ Alluring Reads on February 22, 2012 at 12:19 PM said...

This book does sound great! I'll definitely be adding it to my goodreads (trying to clear that out, but everytime I knock a book off I add like 5!! haha)

readaholicme on February 22, 2012 at 12:31 PM said...

This sounds really good!
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Blood Sweat and Books on February 22, 2012 at 12:35 PM said...

Wow this looks good I think I will have to add this to my wanting to read pile on Goodreads. Thanks for checking out my WoW. Following you back :)

BookHoorder Mandy on February 22, 2012 at 12:40 PM said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Blind Spot sounds interesting!

Agnieszka Nashi on February 22, 2012 at 1:00 PM said...

Ugh, pretty covers, why am I such sucker for you? The premise is something totally not my type, but I do have moods for some mystery books from time to time, so maybe I will check this one out too? It sounds all sorts of amazing!

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Doodle on February 22, 2012 at 1:07 PM said...

This sounds really good. Following you back! :D

Kelly on February 22, 2012 at 1:12 PM said...

This sounds amazing! I love the cover and the idea of this poor girl having to cope with both memory loss and blindness - makes for an intriguing plot line!!

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Benji @ The Non Reluctant Reader on February 22, 2012 at 1:24 PM said...

This looks awesome! Great pick!

Rachelia (Bookish Comforts) on February 22, 2012 at 1:38 PM said...

Thanks for stopping by my WoW. I love your layout - cute and simple!

I actually planned to use this book in a future WoW post. I love a good mystery, and the cover CREEPS me out. Anything with close up of eyes or something wrong with eyes gets to me. Sounds like a creative story!

Jennifer on February 22, 2012 at 1:45 PM said...

This sounds like it's amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

Ivy on February 22, 2012 at 2:11 PM said...

Oohs! I haven't heard of this book before, but definitely adding this to my TBR. It looks like a book I'll like! Thanks for the rec! :P

The eye makes the whole book kind of freaky/scary! :O

Gabby on February 22, 2012 at 2:39 PM said...

This is something i haven't herd anything like this before- with the main character being blind!

Interesting Pick!


Jaskirat@SeeitORreadit on February 22, 2012 at 2:47 PM said...

ohhhhhhhh this book cover looks so good...in a creepy sort of way! However after reading the premise I think it's going to be more emotional! Great choice! Couldn't agree more :)


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Shawna Johnson on February 22, 2012 at 2:56 PM said...

Ah I was looking at this the other day!! I must say I am waiting for this one too. Great pick and thanks for stopping by my WoW! Hope to see you again soon.
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Liviania on February 22, 2012 at 3:24 PM said...

That's an intriguing summary! Terrific pick.

Amy @ Tripping Over Books on February 22, 2012 at 7:04 PM said...

Oh my goodness, this sounds great! I'm always intrigued by books that deal with handicapped characters, and I'd imagine reading a book told from the point of view of a blind person is going to be really interesting. Can't wait for this one either!

Britt on February 23, 2012 at 12:23 AM said...

This sounds really interesting. It's definitely going on my to read list. Thanks for the follow, following you back!

Gina on February 23, 2012 at 7:50 AM said...

Wow, this one sounds like something I would love. The cover looks mysterious... I have to check this one out. Thank you for such a great WoW! New follower. Happy reading!


Angie @ Beneath the Jacket on February 23, 2012 at 11:24 PM said...

Ooh, I hadn't heard of this one. It sounds so fantastic! I'll be adding it to my TBR list. Thanks!

Also, thanks for the follow and the compliment. I love your blog design too! I'll be a follower of your's soon, after the GFC gets its act together and lets me. :)

Mandroid on February 28, 2012 at 2:39 PM said...

That sounds like it would be a fascinating story. I don't read a lot of YA that doesn't have fantasy elements in it, but I might have to keep an eye out for this one.

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