Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

This is my first ever Waiting on Wednesday post!  *waves happily* I like to do what I can to promote British authors and my intentions for joining WoW is to highlight (further) some amazing UKYA...   For my first pick...

Last year I read and absolutely LOVED Skin Deep by Laura Jarratt, so I'm hugely excited to read Laura's second YA book, By Any Other Name. Happily, you and I won't have to wait that long, as this book is being published by Electric Monkey on the 1st of April, and that's no joke!

 By Any Other Name by Laura Jarratt 

Nobody can know the truth - her life depends on it. I picked up the book and thumbed through the pages. Names in alphabetical order, names with meanings, names I knew, names I'd never heard of. How to pick? Nothing that would stand out, nothing that would link me to the past - those were the instructions. The past. As if everything that had gone before this moment was buried already. Holly is fifteen years old, but she's only been "Holly" for a matter of months. Because of something that happened, she and her family have had to enter witness protection and have all assumed new identities. All, that is, except her sister Katie, who is autistic. Starting at a new school mid-term is hard enough at the best of times, and Holly has no clue who she is any more. Lonely and angry, she reaches out to friends - new and old. But one wrong move will put all their lives in danger...

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20 comments:

  1. Welcome to WOW! This one sounds great, I haven't read Skin Deep but I will be reading By Any Other Name!

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  2. I'm REALLY looking forward to this one as well! Skin Deep was amazing.

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    1. Skin Deep WAS amazing, wasn't it?!

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  3. I loved her first book and can't wait for this one too! Great pick!

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  4. I have not heard of this book, another Witness Protection program book, I am excited, just added it to my TBR list!

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

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    1. Have you read many witness protection program books then? I haven't, I'm intrigued.

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  5. Wow, this sounds really good. I hadn't heard of that book, or that author, before. I'll have to check it out. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
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  6. I haven't read the first book yet but it has recently come to my attention so I'm hoping that I'll be able to get my hands on it soon. Great choice!

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    1. This book isn't a sequel to Skin Deep, both books are wonderfully standalones :)

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  7. This one sounds really interesting, this is the first I've heard of it, but I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for it when it's released. Great pick!

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  8. Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday! I haven't done this meme in ages... I think I've abandoned it :P
    This one sounds really good. I have read a book about a witness protection programme before and it was brilliant. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Zoe, it seems like a pretty friendly meme :)

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  9. I haven't read the first one yet, but I want to!
    New follower!
    ~Ashley
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    1. No first one :) It isn't a sequel..

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  10. After reading your review, I definitely need to read this…

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