Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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.

Instructions for the End of the World

Author: Jamie Kain
Publisher: St. Martin's Guide
Release Date: December 8, 2015

Link to Goodreads:

From the author of The Good Sister comes a gripping novel about two sisters who learn that there are things in life—love, loss, and self-discovery—that you simply can't prepare for.

He prepared their family for every natural disaster known to man—except for the one that struck. 

When Nicole Reed’s father forces her family to move to a remote area of the Sierra Foothills, one without any modern conveniences, it's too much too handle for her mother, who abandons them in the middle of the night. Heading out to track her down, Nicole’s father leaves her in charge of taking care of the house and her younger sister, Izzy. For a while, Nicole is doing just fine running things on her own. But then the food begins to run out, the pipes crack, and forest fires start slowly inching their way closer every day. Wolf, a handsome boy from the neighboring community, offers to help her when she needs it most, but when she starts to develop feelings for him, feelings she knows she will never be allowed to act on once her father returns, she must make a decision. With her family falling apart, will she choose to continue preparing for tomorrow’s disasters, or will she take a chance and really start living for today?

Instructions for the End of the World is a gripping, young adult novel that explores family, friendship, and love in the midst of the most difficult and dangerous circumstances.

Why I'm excited:

Growing up in Wyoming I have a few survival skills under my belt--I can build a fire and can fish, for example, but I don't know how long I would last in the woods on my own. If I was with my husband, I would be fine--he would probably love it--but on my own, it would be a rough go. This book sounds different from anything else I've read, and I'm definitely curious about it. I like the simplistic cover, too. Keeping my eye out for this one.

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  1. LOL, you're doing better than me---if I was left out in the wild, I'd be toast.
    This looks really interesting and I love the cover. Great pick, Natalie!

  2. I didn't realize Jamie Kain had another book coming out, I loved The Other Sister so I'm pretty excited! Thanks for featuring this one. I wouldn't last long in the woods on my own either. I'm a good walker though so hopefully I could find my way out, haha.

  3. Wow- this one does sound good. I agree with Becky...if I were out in the woods alone, I wouldn't make it. I grew up outside of the city (Philadelphia), so there's no chance for me! I didn't even do well camping. haha. Thanks for sharing this one, Natalie!

  4. I *definitely* want to check this one out. I'd seen it somewhere recently, but hadn't added it to my TBR, so thanks for the reminder! :D

  5. I wouldn't be able to survive on my own in the woods. I'd probably be dead within a week. This book sounds like something I'd like to read. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the book!

    My WoW:

  6. Great pick!! I am definitely adding this one to my TBR!!

    My WoW

  7. Eek! I added this to my TBR immediately!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  8. Hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds great. And I would die within about 10 minutes if I had to rely on my survival skills. I have none. Great pick! ~Pam

  9. Wow, this one sounds really interesting. I hadn't heard of it before but I'm adding it to my list.

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress' WoW


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