"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann. Here is the Goodreads description:
"The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear...and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried".
Oooooh, does that sound creepy or what?! I love the supernatural aspect to it although everytime I look at the cover, I find myself thinking of "Knowing", the film with Nick Cage in it where his child finds a document covered in numbers and Nick's character cracks the code to predict catastrophic events. In the beginning of the movie there is a little girl sat an old fashioned desk like the one on the cover of the book and I'm sure at one point, she is writing on it or dragging her fingernails down it.
Anyway, I digress. I really enjoyed Wake and Fade by Lisa McMann (I admit I have yet to read Gone but it's on the list) and so I know I'll be getting a good story. It's also nice to know that there's not that much longer to wait now as it's released in February 2011. What are you waiting on?