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Waiting on Wednesday: Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down by Anne Valente

 "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:  
Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down by Anne Valente

From Goodreads:
The lives of four teenagers are capsized by a shocking school shooting and its aftermath in this powerful debut novel, a coming of age story with the haunting power of Station Eleven and the bittersweet poignancy of Everything I Never Told You.

As members of the yearbook committee, Nick, Zola, Matt, and Christina struggle to capture all the memorable moments of their junior year at Lewis and Clark High School amid documenting a horrific tragedy—a deadly school shooting by a classmate. But the shooting is only the first inexplicable trauma to rock their small suburban St. Louis town. A series of mysterious house fires have hit the families of the victims one by one, pushing the grieving town to the edge.

Matt, the son of the lead detective investigating the events, plunges into the case on his own, scouring the Internet to uncover what could cause a fire with no evident starting point. As their friend pulls farther away, Nick and Christina battle to save damaged relationships, while Zola fights to keep herself together.

A story of grief, community, and family, of the search for understanding and normalcy in the wake of devastating loss, Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down explores profound questions about resiliency, memory, and recovery that brilliantly illuminate the deepest recesses of the human heart.
I love this title!  This one sounds a bit like Nineteen Minutes but more complex and I like the idea of even more POV.  Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down is scheduled to be released on October 4, 2016, and I can't wait to read it!

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday??


  1. I hope you like this one. I tend to avoid any books about school shootings. I think it is the teacher in me that causes this.

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  2. That's a totally new to me read! Doesn't sound like my kind of read but I hope you love it once you get to read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  3. Oh, I am intrigues! This sounds wonderful -- more often authors are tackling things like school shootings, I find. It's a tough topic and one I wish they didn't have to, but I'm also glad people are reading it and loving and understanding these books. Here's mine

  4. This cover calls to me. I hadn't even heard of this one, but it sounds really good!

  5. this looks awesome! I think the fact that it has added elements, past the shooting, will set it apart. definitely adding this to my tbr :)
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  6. This looks like an intense read. Hopefully with the tragic theme, the author does a great job of the story. I hope you love it!
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  7. This one sounds interesting. Intense and more to it than meets the eye. I'll have to check it out. Happy Reading!

  8. This does sound good. Tough subject matter but it sounds like a multi POV story? I've been reading more books like that lately- multiple POV's- and I kinda like it when it works. Nice pick!

  9. Oh wow! Seems really intense. My kind of book. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Definitely adding it to my tbr :)

  10. Ohhh I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds really good! Thanks for sharing!

  11. OH this one sounds really great! I don't think I've heard of it. I hope you love it. :D

  12. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks so much for spotlighting it today!

    Happy Reading! <a href="”>Dani @ Paulette’s Papers</a>

  13. Never heard of this. Hope you love this one!

  14. This one sounds powerful and gripping....thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog.

  15. I was also thinking Nineteen Minutes! Books like these are always so powerful, and I'm always on the lookout for a meaningful read. Just added this one to my TBR, thanks for bringing it to my attention :D

  16. I hadn't heard of this before but it sounds fantastic! I really liked Nineteen Minutes. I will be sure to look for this book when it is published and may even buy it for my library's teen collection. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

  17. I hadn't heard of this before now! I'm not sure if it's my kind of read but I really hope you love it! :D

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  18. Huh. I've not heard of this one! Or Nineteen Minutes, for that matter. :D I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a lovely week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  19. I haven't come across this one, but it does sound really good and intense. I'm thinking of reading This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp. It's about a school shooting too! Hope you enjoy this one, Eva! :))

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW earlier!

  20. This sounds like an gripping story with a lot of potential. The author is new to me, so I will check her out on Goodreads. I really hope you enjoy it!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  21. Yes! I love this title too. Sounds really good :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  22. I saw this one the other day on GR and immediately knew it's a book I'll want to read. I love the title and the story sounds intense in a good way.
    Can't wait!

  23. oh this sounds so fantastic!! I love books like this that make you think.

  24. Now this sounds like a YA read that I'd like! Great choice, Eva! :)

  25. This one sounds great! Definitely one that's gonna bring out all the feels! I hope you love it :)

  26. This one sounds interesting, hope you get to enjoy it!
    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier :)

  27. I added this on Goodreads a few weeks back! I am also excited for this one!!

  28. I tend to avoid the novels about school shootings, not for any particular reason but they never seem to appeal to me.

  29. Oh man! I just got a copy of this one! I am so excited to read it!


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