Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (24)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, in which we highlight an upcoming book release we're eagerly awaiting.

This week I'm waiting on Everybody Sees The Ants by A S King, because I've read her other books and really liked them. Please Ignore Vera Dietz (Printz honor recipient!) was my book of month a while back,and I just read Dust Of 100 Dogs (review soon!) and loved it.

Lucky Linderman didn't ask for his life. He didn't ask his grandfather not to come home from the Vietnam War. He didn't ask for a father who never got over it. He didn't ask for a mother who keeps pretending their family is fine. And he certainly didn't ask to be the recipient of Nadar McMillan's relentless bullying, which has finally gone too far.

Lucky has a secret—one that helps him wade through the daily dysfunction of his life. Grandad Harry, trapped in the jungles of Laos, has been visiting Lucky in his dreams—and the dreams just might be real: an alternate reality where he can be whoever he wants to be and his life might still be worth living. But how long can Lucky remain in hiding there before reality forces its way inside?

[Synopsis by Goodreads]

Neither of the blurbs to her two books really stood out to me, or made me really want to read them, but I liked the books anyway. So I hope Everybody Sees The Ants follows that trend. It's due for release on the 3rd of October.

Feel free to leave a link to your own Waiting On Wednesday post in the comments, and I'll be sure to have a look.