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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Bruised by Sarah Skilton

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that showcases our most wanted upcoming releases.
Release Date: March 2013
Publisher: Amulet
16-year-old Imogen Malley has spent most of her life in the shadow of her popular older brother, but there is one area in which she excels: martial arts.

As the youngest black belt at her dojang, Imogen loves assistant-teaching more than anything in the world, and she plans to open her own martial arts studio one day. Per the Tae Kwon Do student creed, she's come to think of herself as a potential hero, a defender of the weak, and a champion of justice.

Her confidence disappears when she freezes up at an armed robbery that leaves someone dead. Guilt-stricken and numb, Imogen is left to wonder if martial arts failed her, or she failed it. Estranged from her family and friends, who don't understand why she's still beating herself up for failing to act, she struggles to get by on her own, and decides to prove herself by teaching another student how to fight –- no holds barred, no protective gear, no rules.

When the image you have of yourself is shattered, how do you make it whole again?
While the fact that the author and I have the same first name, is not the reason I am so excited for this book, it certainly doesn't hurt. Hehe. Seriously, though, I love that the main character of this one is a girl who is a martial arts expert! How kick butt is that? I'm also really intrigued by stories that have a main character whose actions are fueled by guilt, whether it's justified or not. Those stories always end up being such powerful reads for me and this one promises to be right up there with others I've read. And isn't that cover just so awesome? Basically, I am just going to be pining away until a copy of this book rests happily in my hands :0)
What are you guys waiting on this week?

1 comment:

  1. This one definitely sounds like it could be an emotional book! Guilt can really weigh on us, great pick! Here is my WoW.

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