Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event which aims to shine a light on eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.
A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor
Release Date: August 15th 2017
We sat at the edge of the ocean – my sister Henri and I – inches apart but not touching at all. We’d been so sure someone would find us by now.
Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two had always been best friends. Until something happened that wrecked them.
I’d trusted Henri more than I’d trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I’d follow.
Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in this gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall catastrophically apart.
For the first time, I was afraid we’d die on this shore.
To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But there’s no map for this—or anything. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present?
I’m pretty sure you can all guess what drew me to this book, it was the cover. It immediately caught my eye and of course I just had to check out the blurb. One of the things I love seeing in contemporary books are family relationships, and it sounds like A Map for Wrecked Girls will have an interesting one between Emma and Henri that I can’t wait to discover more about. If the story is as amazing as the cover I can tell this will be a book I love.
What do you think of A Map for Wrecked Girls? Is it a must on your to-read list, or are there any other books you can’t wait for the release date of? Let me know in the comments and let me know if you took part in this week’s Waiting on Wednesday as well.