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Waiting on Wednesday: Drowning Is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

Today, I am waiting on:  
Drowning Is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley!

From Goodreads:
"A literary knockout with the loudest of beating hearts." 
John Corey Whaley, Printz Award winner of Where Things Come Back

Olivia has spent her whole life struggling to escape her dead mother’s shadow. But when her father can’t even look at her because Olivia reminds him of her mother, and her grandmother mistakenly calls her “Lillian,”  shaking a reputation she didn’t ask for is next to impossible. Olivia is used to leaning on her best friend, Jamie; her handsome but hot-tempered boyfriend, Max; and their wild-child friend, Maggie, for the reality check that her small Louisiana town can’t provide. But when a terrible fight between Jamie and his father turns deadly, all Olivia can think to do is grab her friends and run. 

In a flash, Olivia, Jamie, Max, and Maggie become fugitives on the back roads of Louisiana. They’re headed to New Orleans, where they hope to find a solution to an unfixable problem. But with their faces displayed on all the news stations, their journey becomes a harrowing game of hide-and-seek from the police—and so-called allies, who just might be the real enemy.

Shalanda Stanley’s breathtaking debut novel explores the deep ties between legacy, loyalty, and love, even as it asks the question: How far would you go to save a friend?
I typically don't go for heart-wrenching, super emotional books but something about the potential thriller aspect of this one coupled with the New Orleans road-trip and I am sold!  Drowning is Inevitable is scheduled for release on September 8, 2015 and you can pre-order here!!

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday?? Also, pretty, pretty please check out my Rec' Me Something Good post from yesterday and recommend something to me!


  1. What an amazing blurb for this book. Happy Reading!

    My Wow today is a fun, mystery novel. The second in a delightfully entertaining series.

  2. I have this one on my wish list too. It sounds good. Great pick.

  3. The description of this even had my heart going a little bit! This is new to me but it definitely looks like something I'd like, so thank you for sharing!

  4. This one looks like it may make you cry. Will totally be waiting on your review!

    My WoW

  5. I have been seeing this one around lately - sounds really good - Great pick!

  6. That's a new to me one! Doesn't sound like my kind of read but hope you love it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. This is new to me! I typically don't go for this type of book, but I hope you love it! Old follower!

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    Lizzie @ Lizzie the Sarcastic Blonde

  8. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds really good. I hope you enjoy reading it!
    My WoW

  9. Nice pick!! I'm not sure this one is for me, but I really hope you enjoy it!!

    Here is my WoW:

  10. That blurb does sound fantastic! I hope you end up loving this!!

  11. This sounds so good. Living in the South I tend to enjoy books set in my region. It seems I can picture them in my mind so much clearer.
    Please check out my WOW! But its not set in the South. :)


  12. I've been looking forward to this one too! It sounds very unique and I adore the cover. Great choice! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  13. I've been on the fence about this one. I'll have to see what everyone thinks before I grab this one. Thanks for stopping by!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  14. Ohhh that blurb sounds awesome! I may just have to try it out. Especially since it's in LA. Sounds like it'll be a worthwhile thriller. :)

  15. I am drawn to this kind of story....thanks for sharing! And thanks for visiting my blog.

  16. This one is definitely way out of my comfort zone! I hope you get to read it soon! :D

    Here's my WoW!

  17. Sounds good, I am adding it to my TBR!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  18. I've never heard of this one! I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a lovely week :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  19. I didn't know about this one, but it definitely got me curious!

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier :)

  20. This sounds like a nail biter. I look forward to your thoughts when you pick it up, Eva. Great choice! :)

  21. I saw this on Goodreads but I don't think I ever really looked at it until now-it sounds great! Plus that cover is gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  22. Okay! I LOVE the title and I love the cover! This sounds so nice, and I will try to read it as well, so thank you for putting it on my radar. Great pick!

    Thank you for sharing and thank you even more for stopping by my post earlier. Happy waiting, and happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  23. I love how this book is set in Louisiana (where I live)! I know I'm not the only one who loves it when a book is set in their home state! :)

  24. I also don't typically go for heart-wrenching books, but I do love a good thriller. I am curious about this one, but I'll probably check out a few reviews first. I hope you love it. Great pick!

  25. Alright, what is it about Olivia's mom that's causing all these hullabaloo? What's the deadly argument about? And why will these four friends going to run?

    I guess I'm putting this one on the TBR list, too.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  26. This book seems like it's going to be action packed/emotional roller coaster throughout! I'm totally hooked! Adding to me TBR! Thanks for sharing! ♥


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