Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: Aftermath (Jen Alexander)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at

Breaking the Spine
and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Aftermath
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: August 26th 2014 by Harlequin Teen

Sometimes, I dream that I'm someone else.
A girl with dark hair who doesn't worry about hunger
or thirst or running from flesh-eaters.
In her world, those sorts of things don't exist.
Since the spring of 2036, when the world changed forever, Claudia and a small clan of survivors have roamed the streets of a very altered Nashville: polluted and desolate, except for the ever-present threat of cannibal Hoarders. Together they must undergo punishing tests of endurance and psychological challenge sometimes with devastating consequences all just to live another day.
With food and water in dwindling supply, and with danger lurking around every corner, no one can be trusted. And as her world starts to make less and less sense, Claudia begins to realize something terrifying: she is just a pawn in some sort of game, and all of her actions are being controlled from afar by a mysterious gamer. So when she meets a maddening and fascinating outsider named Declan, who claims to be a game moderator, she must decide whether to join him in exchange for protection and access to the border.
If they play the game right, they are each other's best hope for survival and a life beyond the only world Claudia's ever known: the terrifying live-action game known as The Aftermath. 

What are you most looking forward to reading in 2014?


  1. sounds very interesting. I don't think the cover displays the type of book very well though. I added to my TBR thanks for sharing.

  2. This one is new to me and it sounds really interesting. I mean dreaming about someone else is really interesting thing to write about. Great pick :)

    Here is our WOW pick

  3. I only saw this one not so long ago, sounds amazing! But, not too keen on the cover though.

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  4. Ooooh, a dystopian! And it sounds great! I'll be adding it to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I completely agree with the comments about the cover. If I hadn't read the excerpt, I wouldn't have thought post apocalyptic. But the story sounds amazing, though.