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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (89): This is Our Story


Waiting on Wednesday is a bookish meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. To join in on the waiting game festivities, click the link to Jill's blog. Leave me a comment below with what you're waiting on this Wednesday.


This is Our Story by Ashley Elston
Publication Date: November 15, 2016
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them. 

Kate Marino’s senior year internship at the District Attorney’s Office isn’t exactly glamorous—more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys’ case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families.

Kate won’t let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has her own reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As she and Stone investigate—the ageing prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot—she realizes that nothing about the case—or the boys—is what it seems. Grant wasn’t who she thought he was, and neither is Stone’s prime suspect. As Kate gets dangerously close to the truth, it becomes clear that the early morning accident might not have been an accident at all—and if Kate doesn’t uncover the true killer, more than one life could be on the line…including her own.
I know this one comes out all the way in NOVEMBER, but I just really cannot stop staring at that amazing cover and premise! A murder mystery. In the woods. My only gripe about it would be that I would like to see more male narration. I hope that Kate will rock my world with this novel, but perhaps there could be a multitude of narration? Perhaps an unreliable narrator? If this book had an unreliable narrator, oh man, I think that it would be the icing atop the cake. Anyway, I'm looking for more male narrators in YA this year, so even thought THIS IS OUR STORY might not have that, I have high hopes for this novel's success. Fingers crossed until November.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?