Waiting On Wednesday {9}

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Published July 5th 2012 by Dutton Juvenile 

Amelia Anne is Dead and GoneAn arresting un-coming-of-age story, from a breathtaking talent

Becca has always longed to break free from her small, backwater hometown. But the discovery of an unidentified dead girl on the side of a dirt road sends the town--and Becca--into a tailspin. Unable to make sense of the violence of the outside world creeping into her backyard, Becca finds herself retreating inward, paralyzed from moving forward for the first time in her life.

Short chapters detailing the last days of Amelia Anne Richardson's life are intercut with Becca's own summer as the parallel stories of two young women struggling with self-identity and relationships on the edge twist the reader closer and closer to the truth about Amelia's death.

Doesn't this cover just look fantastic? The font reminds me of ghosts and the old days (and dead people from the legs) and that blurb ... I love a good old mystery and it's ironic because the other day I said I really wanted to read a mystery that blew me away. Hopefully this is it!

What's your Waiting On Wednesday? Link me up and I'll visit.

P.S I'm going to start linking the title of the book to its Goodreads page to make adding it that little bit easier for everyone.


  1. I'm definitely looking forward to reading this one, too! Love the cover, the colors are so beautiful...and the story sounds so emotional. Great pick!

  2. Oh, this one sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing this book! :D

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  3. Great pick! The cover is definitely very pretty! Once I get through my giant tbr pile, maybe this one will be out by then. Lol.

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  4. This sounds really mysterious and even though I might wait for a few reviews before picking it up myself, I'm definitely intrigued! :)

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  5. Sounds very mysterious, can't wait to get my hand on this one ;) July 5th is just around the corner ha! Awesome pick!

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  6. You're right, this is a super gorgeous cover! This sounds like a pretty interesting read - I look forward to seeing what the reviews are like!

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  7. I will be reading this one for sure! The cover--huge bonus. Thanks for sharing! My WOW...

  8. I agree with you completely -- this cover is so completelyg orgeous! I just love looking at flowers (they're my number 1 muse when I take photos), and I actually never noticed the whole leg thing until recently LOL. But the mystery of it sounds awesome! :)

    Great pick for your WOW this week, Ellen! Hopefully this one is as awesome as we want it to be! :) <3

  9. This sounds excellent! Thanks for the great WoW. New Follower.

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  10. I saw this one earlier today and it looks like it will be an intense book. Thanks for sharing. Here's my WoW

  11. I hadn't heard of this one before and it sounds really good! Thanks for the suggestion. Please check out my WoW!

  12. I haven't heard of this before, but it sounds interesting... that cover is pretty neat though. The dirt make me think of someone becoming unburied. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Someone brought this one to my attention last week and ever since I've been wanting it too! I love the creepiness of the cover.

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  14. I think this one sounds awesome too. It randomly showed up at my house recently for review, and I'm super excited, because I hadn't heard of it before. Love the cover. :)



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