Waiting on Wednesday…

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This is my first time taking part but I’m keen to share some upcoming releases.  This Wednesday’s choice does feel like a bit of a long wait but I’m excited about it so wanted to share it:

13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough – due for release 18th February 2016:

I was dead for 13 minutes.

I don’t remember how I ended up in the icy water but I do know this – it wasn’t an accident and I wasn’t suicidal.

They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you’re a teenage girl, it’s hard to tell them apart. My friends love me, I’m sure of it. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t try to kill me. Does it?

This sounds amazing and frankly I’ve loved every book that I’ve read by this author so you can take it as read that I’m excited for this.


20 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday…”

  1. proxyfish

    Never heard of this, or Sarah Pinborough for that matter, but it sounds intriguing! What genre is this?

    • @lynnsbooks

      Sarah Pinborough is brilliant. I love her. She sort of defies genres in a way. Her writing puts me in mind of Gaiman. She’s written some horror. Some fantasy. A series of fairytale retellings. She’s got a wicked sense of humour and worth following on Twitter. She’s going to be at the Gollancz festival btw.

      • proxyfish

        Oooh good to know! I’ll definitely have to keep my eyes open for her books… or maybe just pick something up there! Is there any particular book I should start with?

      • @lynnsbooks

        I really like the three fairytale retellings – they’re sort of dark and a bit twisted. Or Mayhem and Murder.
        Lynn 😀

      • proxyfish

        Thanks Lynn! 😀 I made sure I picked up one of her novels. She really is a funny lady!

      • @lynnsbooks

        She’s great – you should follow her on twitter too. She has a wicked sense of humour and her writing is gorgeous (and sexy sometimes!)
        I think I saw you at the festival – in Room 1? Sat in the first 3/4 rows??? I was at the very back of the room but I could swear I recognised you. I would have come over to speak but because the event was running late I had to leave before the second half kicked off. I thought the first half was very entertaining though. I loved some of the thoughts it raised. I particularly liked Sanderson’s point about the ‘horror’ section disappearing out of book isles. I’d never even considered that before but it’s completely true!
        Lynn 😀
        ps – what book did you buy – i’ve bought loads in the sale!

      • proxyfish

        It probably was me! I was sat near the front and if I stood up I was the giant in the big heels.

        I would say that’s a shame but that impromptu panel at the start was hilarious and actually quite a highlight! Yes there were so many interesting points raised! In fact all the ‘genre’ based questions made excellent points. As someone who actively looks into somewhat narrow genres I had never really thought how constraining they are for authors. Putting something in a box is a double edged sword I suppose. The second half was rather fast paced due to the late start so I think you got the best half!

        There were too many intriguing books around! I wanted so many but I was limiting myself. I ended up getting The Death House as it was a pretty hardback. Definitely looking forward to reading it!

      • @lynnsbooks

        Haha – the giant in the big heels! Too funny. I’m like a hobbit so we’d be kind of like the female version of Legolas and Samwise!! (I think you came out of that scenario best!)

        I bought a stack of books later on in the evening – there’s a sale of ebooks for £1.99 so I couldn’t resist. My husband will probably divorce me mind you (although, 5 books for just short of £10 – you can’t resist really) – now I simply have to conjure up the additional time to read them.

        Lynn 😀

      • proxyfish

        At least you’re pure good! A definite bonus. And it could be worse, a couple of inches taller and it might have been Gimli!!! 😛

        I try not to buy too many new books I consistently fail at it. I couldn’t even find my Ben Aaronovitch books my shelves are so overstacked so had to buy more there! ‘Had to’…

      • @lynnsbooks

        Haha – yes, I didn’t think about that – not sure I can be Samwise now, not pure or good enough – Perhaps I’m a Took instead!!! Nooooo, there are no female dwarves don’t you know, okay, there are a few – but you see them so infrequently and they look and sound so much like the male dwarves that they are quite often mistaken for the men! Which has given rise to the belief that there are no females – dwarves just spring up out of the ground apparently.
        Lynn 😀

      • proxyfish

        Baha! Brilliant. And their decorative beardwork is outstanding! Though a Took is an excellent choice, you can always go on adventures and get up to mischief – distinct Tookish ways – It just takes hold of you, or so they say!

      • @lynnsbooks

        All I can say to that is ‘Fool of a Took, throw yourself in next time and rid us all of your stupidity!’ I’m quoting LoTR – of course, it would be folly not to.

  2. thebookishoutsider

    Great pick! I absolutely love Sarah’s writing so I’m really excited about this one too 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know, I can’t wait. Always glad to find somebody else who likes the same authors 😀

  3. Tammy

    Wow, this does sound good! It sounds like YA, I didn’t realize she wrote YA. Must add to the list, plus creepy cover with tree vines!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, she jumps about a bit. I would say her fairytale retellings were not probably YA – a bit dark and twisted. The Death House I would say is YA. Mayhem and Murder – not really YA. yep, she jumps around. I can’t wait for this though.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Carmen

    I like the book tease. Sounds intriguing.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – I love Sarah Pinborough so I can’t wait.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I added this one recently too! I think I only saw a Gollancz edition though, so it might mean a UK release only at first. If that’s the case, I hope the US won’t have that much longer to wait! And YAT, I’m so glad you’re taking part in WoW now too, I am always excited to see what my bloggy friends are looking forward to reading 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I don’t always have any books for WoW – in fact I like picking up all the latest from everybody else but when I have a book I’m aware of I’m definitely on it. Going to a Gollancz Festival tomorrow and really looking forward to it – Pinborough, Sanderson, Joanne Harris, Joe Abercrombie plus others – so excited.
      Lynn 😀

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