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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday [32] - Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

****"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.****

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Expected Publication Date: June 5th, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Page Count: 294 pages
Purchase: Amazon
Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you hurdle down the stairs and make a run for the corner.

Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.

But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.

Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.

In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.
Why I Can't Wait: I really liked Mike Mullin's Ashfall which was a sort of post-apocalyptic, disaster novel, and this sounds like the same kind of thing! I know it's on Netgalley right now, but I haven't been having a lot of luck with that lately... :) Either way, I'm so stoked on this one, and she's going to be at my local indie for the Fierce Reads tour!! YAYY!!!

43 comments:

  1. wow that's awesome you get to meet her already ! I got lucky and was approved for this and can't wait to start it! I wish we could share ebooks haha

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  2. I haven't heard much about this one but it definitely sounds very interesting. I'll have to mark it down on my ever growing list of books to read. Great pick :)

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  3. Monument 14 sounds so fantastic, and I actually did have luck in getting it from NetGalley! I'm rather excited to read it when I can! I hope you are able to read it early, too! :)

    My WOW, plus if you are a middle grade lover, be sure to check out my giveaway for a signed copy of NEVERSINK!

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  4. I add this book to read shelf the other day but i am still not sure if i should read it ,,, now i guess i will wait and read your review first :)

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  5. This looks promising. Will be waiting for your review. :)

    My WoW

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  6. This novel sounds really cool! It kinda reminds me a movie that I once saw - people where trapped in a supermarket and there was a monster or something outside that ate people... But I can't remember what it was called :/

    Also, I think that there was a My Name Is Earl episode that had a plot line kinda like this...

    But even though I have seen this sort storyline before, this, by far, looks like the best one and I'm hanging out for it too!

    Excellent pick!

    Wanna check out my WoW?

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  7. I was lucky enough to read this book on NetGalley. It was alright.

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  8. Sounds amazing! I love this kind of novels and can't wait!

    Liza’s WOW

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  9. I can't wait for this one either, it looks so awesome! There's so many good books coming out in the next few months, my bookshelves won't be able to cope!

    My WoW

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  10. Sounds interesting! I haven't heard about this one yet! :)

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  11. I haven't heard of this but I LOVE the cover! I was just saying I need to read Ashfall and now I need to read this one too. Also hooray for her coming to your local indie, that's so exciting. :)

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  12. Love your pick! Wednesday's are great for finding new reads, and this one is definitely being added to my shelf. Thank you for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-16.html

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  13. Great pick! I have this one from NetGalley and I am excited to read it. It sounds really good. I love a good survival story!!

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  14. Great pick. Not exactly what I'd read, but it sounds great all the same :)
    My WoW

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  15. I can't wait for this book as well, it looks so good. Great pick.

    My WoW@BloodSweatandBooks

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  16. I've been hearing great things about this book. One of my friends at ALA grabbed me an ARC of this book. Awesome haul.

    Grace

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  17. I haven't heard about this one yet, but it sounds really good. The cover looks amazing too, and fits the summary well. Thanks for the rec :)

    Here's mine:
    http://bumblesandfairytales.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-sweetest-spell-by.html

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  18. Anna great pick!! :) :) This book sounds really cool :)

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  19. Awesome pick! I'm really excited for this one, too! Super apocalyptic disaster is not something I want to experience, but I do think it would be kind of rad, to be trapped in a Walmart or Super Target...haha :0)

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  20. This sounds pretty awesome! Looking forward to your review.

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  21. This sounds beyond wonderful. It is definitely something that I will try.
    - FABR Steph

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  22. Ooooh I haven't heard of this one but it looks so good! Great choice :)

    Here's my WoW!

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  23. This looks really good! Thanks for stopping by my WoW

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  24. I love post-apocalyptic books and this in on my list as well. Great pick!
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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  25. Woa this book sounds crazy! Hail and chemical spills?! Uhh yes please (only in my books though!) Great choice and I'm adding it to my wish list now!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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  26. o.o That book sounds intensely-amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Cannot wait to read this!! I have to read it on Netgalley

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  28. ahhhhhhhh if you get this one you gotta let me borrow it!!!!! i wanna read it!!!!! stupid netgalley needs to hurry up and approve me!!! great pick anna!
    Tara's WoW

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  29. Holy crap! This one sounds intense. I haven't read any books (that I can recall) of teenagers trapped some place, but I have a few on my TBR list that have a plot line of being trapped. It just seems to up things, doesn't it? I'll be adding this one to my to read list. Hope you are having a great week Anna!

    My WoW

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  30. Great pick! I am really looking forward to this one also. It sounds so good! I really like post-apocalyptic stories.

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  31. I think I requested it from Netgalley, cuz I saw it at some WoW a week or so back. :)) It sounds really intense, and I think it's gonna be a good read :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog ;)

    Vanya @ YA Story Teller

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  32. Ooh, sounds crazy and scary. But awesome! Great pick!

    My WoW

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  33. I'm not sure about this one. I mean, I like the idea of hunkering down to survive the 'apocalypse,' but I don't know how many narrators and storylines I can handle in a YA book. It'll be interesting to see how they handle it. Nice pick!

    If you’d like, you can check out my WoW here.

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  34. Sounds like this could make a great movie! Nice pick!

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  35. YAY Monument 14! Looks amazingtastic! I'm really excited to read this one! Great pick :D

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

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  36. Great pick! I actually do have this one from NetGalley!!! I'm hoping to get to it sometime in April! It sounds really good! :)

    My WoW

    -Brittani :)

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  37. This definitely sounds good! Something I think I would enjoy too! :) Good pick!

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  38. Oooh, great pick! I've seen this book before, and it sounds reaaally good! :D And the cover's really cool too.

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  39. Hi,there!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my WOW!! And I LOVE yours!!! Sounds like a totally exciting read!! Great cover, too!! Adding it to my TBR, and thanks for the feature!! : )

    Maria @ http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/

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  40. I'm waiting on this one too! I do have it from Netgalley but with so many books to read I have to wait until a little closer to the release date. I also LOVE post-apocalyptic, disaster novels! The cover is cool too! Thanks for visiting My WOW!

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  41. Wow this sounds crazy in a good way!
    Thanks for visiting

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  42. AHHH! I have this one on my shelf and I really hope it's as good as it sounds! :) great pick

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  43. I know that it will give a nice feeling but I still can't imagine how does it feel to meet a person that inspires you in person.

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