"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Here is this week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:
AUTHOR: Vicki Grove
PUBLISHER: Putnam Juvenile
EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE: October 3, 2013
FORMAT: Hardback, 256 pages
GENRE: Juvenile Fiction (ages 12 and up)ISBN: 9780399250880
Acclaimed author Vicki Grove returns with a haunting revival of a classic Greek myth.
Tucker was supposed to be the designated driver. But there was something about the beauty of that last true summer night, that made him want to feel out-of-control just once. He drank so much and so quickly that he was instantly sick. That left Trey to drive. "I'll catch up to you later," were the last words Tucker would ever say to his friends as he heaved by the side of the road. It was the last time Tucker would ever see them alive.
Tucker’s grief and guilt are just about unbearable and he wonders how he can continue living himself. When he meets the Ferryman who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers that divide the world of the living from the world of the dead, Tucker gets a chance to decide: live or die. The temptation to join his three best friends on the other side may be too much for Tucker to overcome.
A gripping, haunting and emotional read.
I love Greek myths, and this sounds like it would be a really heartbreaking and interesting read!
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