Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday #43

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release that we’re eagerly anticipating. Let the salivating commence.

My pick this week:

The Lost Girl
By: Sangu Mandanna
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: August 28, 2012


Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination – an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her ‘other’, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.

But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.

Now she must abandon everything she’s ever known – the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love – to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.

Why I’m Waiting: This reminds me a little of the movie The Island, except that she’s raised to actually take the place of the other person instead of just provide whatever body parts are necessary. And she knows what’s going on. And it sounds SO COOL. I’m interested to find out why this is happening though – I mean, eventually Eva will die and then the world will think that Amarra has died anyway, so why is it so important to make everyone think she’s still alive now? And is Amarra the only one with an “other”? I can’t wait to find out! Oh, and isn't that cover gorgeous?? I love it.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. I LOVE the cover on this one! And the story sounds, so intriguing. Another awesome pick :0)

  2. Just love the sound of this one and cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of it. Very awesome pick! :)

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  3. I did a cover interview with the author of The Lost Girl here! She's really awesome. :) I really can't wait for The Lost Girl because it sounds totally awesome, and I agree with what you said about wanting it. Should be totally awesome!

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  4. I really want to read this one, it sound like such a good book!
    +New follower :)
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  5. I've had my eye on this for awhile now, it looks so good! And you know what, I've always thought the premise was a bit familiar to me (I was thinking Starters since it's the whole 'person in someone else's body') and YOU'RE RIGHT IT'S THE ISLAND! Sort of, anyway. That feels very satisfying knowing now haha.

    Anyway, I love this cover and the premise, great pick!
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  6. Hi there :) just popping in...I've heard great things about this book and the cover is completely different to flowing dresses, it's a nice change!

    Here is my choice...
    Waiting On Wednesday

  7. New Follower, I haven't heard of this book before but it defintitely is going on my wishlist, it does sound like the movie The Island which I loved, great pick, here's mine

  8. OOoh nice pick!! Really like the cover, it's intriguing!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. Whoa, what an interesting concept. I'll definitely look for this one. Thanks for the suggestion!

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