Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (48) Get Even

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:03 AM with 11 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.



16005219 Get Even

Authors: Gretchen McNeil
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: September 16, 2014

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Follows the secretive exploits of four high school juniors - Kitty, Olivia, Margot and Bree - at an exclusive Catholic prep school.

To all outward appearances, the girls barely know each other. At best, they don't move in the same social circles; at worst, they're overtly hostile.

Margot Mejia – academically ranked number two in her class, Margot is a focused overachiever bound for the Ivy League.

Kitty Wei – captain of the California state and national champion varsity girls' volleyball team, she's been recruited by a dozen colleges and has dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal.

Olivia Hayes – popular star of the drama program, she's been voted "most eligible bachelorette" two years running in the high school yearbook and has an almost lethal combination of beauty and charm.

Bree Deringer – outcast, misfit and the kind of girl you don't want to meet in a dark alley, the stop sign red-haired punk is a constant thorn in the side of teachers and school administrators alike.

Different goals, different friends, different lives, but the girls share a secret no one would ever guess. They are members of Don't Get Mad, a society specializing in seeking revenge for fellow students who have been silently victimized by their peers. Each girl has her own reason for joining the group, her own set of demons to assuage by evening the score for someone else. And though school administration is desperate to find out who is behind the DGM "events", the girls have managed to keep their secret well hidden.

That is until one of their targets – a douchebag senior who took advantage of a drunk underclassman during a house party, videotaped it on his phone, and posted it on YouTube – turns up dead, and DGM is implicated in the murder.

Now the girls don't know who to trust, and as their tenuous alliance begins to crumble, the secrets they've hidden for so long might be their ultimate undoing
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Why I'm Excited:

I know you've all seen this one already, but it just sounds so intriguing to me. I've only read one book by the author--Ten--which was kind of a disappointment, but anybody who knows me knows that I just cannot resist YA murder mysteries AND prep school settings. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one.

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11 comments:

  1. Great pick! I still haven't read either of the books I own by this author but as I love prep school/murder mysteries too I shall no doubt end up with a copy of this one :) Hope you like this one better than Ten!

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  2. I agree--prep schools and mysteries are a favorite of mine.

    My WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/04/waiting-on-wednesday-new-debut-fiction_16.html

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  3. Interesting choice. This sounds like something that I would give a look at. I like the character synopsis.

    Grace
    Books of Love
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  4. I'm so excited for this book! It sounds so legit!
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  5. Not my kind of story but I really hope you love it :) I'm too impatient for mysteries and I have a sad habit of skipping to the end to see who did it...

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  6. I love the silhouette cover! It's actually new to me, and I'm definitely adding it to my wishlist. Sounds really good. Thanks!

    Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

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  7. This sounds like it's going to be a really good series. I already have it on my tbr. I hope we both enjoy it.
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  8. Sounds interesting, I do like the prep school/mystery premise. I read 3:59, which was pretty good. May give this one a try. Great pick! ~Pam

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  9. I love how my interest steadily increased as I continued to read the synopsis. At first, I was thinking okayyyy and then oooo and omg! murder! haha so I might just have to check this one out. :D thanks for putting it on my radar!

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