Waiting on Wednesday: The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week I’m highlighting: The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North.

All the world forgets me. First my face, then my voice, then the consequences of my deeds.
So listen. Remember me.

My name is Hope Arden, and you won’t know who I am. We’ve met before – a thousand times. But I am the girl the world forgets.

It started when I was sixteen years old. A slow declining, an isolation, one piece at a time.

A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A teacher who forgets to chase my missing homework. A friend who looks straight through me and sees a stranger.

No matter what I do, the words I say, the people I hurt, the crimes I commit – you will never remember who I am.

That makes my life tricky. But it also makes me dangerous . . .

The Sudden Appearance of Hope is the tale of the girl no one remembers. But this gripping story – of love and loss, of hope and despair, of living in the moment and dying to leave a mark – is novel that will stay with you for ever.

How gripping does this sound??!?


20 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North”

  1. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    What is it with publishers and putting that sticker-like circle of the author’s previous book, on the cover a their new, that has nothing to do with sed previous novel! Bothers me so much :/

    • Tammy

      I hate that too, DJ. Like the publisher is worried no one will recognize the author without it.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, annoying – very much!
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    Everyone raves about Claire North, I have got to try one of her books. The story description is pretty vague, which only makes me want to read it more:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m on the same page! Not read any but really want to.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Bound to Be Me

    Oh wow, this book has my attention!! I can’t wait for your review. I am adding this to my to-read list!

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I’ve begun reading “Touch” by this author and finding it a very intriguing story: this one looks even better. Thanks for sharing!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Excellent – I shall have to read Touch – or, actually, I will await your review!
      Lynn 😀

  5. Danya

    This sounds so creepy and unsettling – in a good way, of course! I haven’t read anything by North so this is a good opportunity to do so. 🙂

  6. sjhigbee

    I MUST get hold of Touch – I’ve loved this author for a while – she wrote The Midnight Mayor series as Kate Griffin and the Horatio Lyle series as Catherine Webb and I was very impressed with The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. If she has another book coming out soon – then that has to be one of my next book buys! Thank you for the heads up and have a great week-end:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I haven’t read any by this author but I’ve heard great things so I’m really looking forward to this book.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        *shuffles feet and looks shifty* Erm. Actually I HAVE read Touch. AND reviewed it. I just need to reboot my memory, which I think I mislaid on a floppy disk somewhere…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Wow, I didn’t realise she’d already written such a lot – and I seem to have missed it all. Although I do have a copy of the First 15 Lives of Harry August which I bought what seems like ages ago and my friend loved it. I’m looking forward to it.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Yes! And here’s a thing – on going back through my records, I realised that I read Touch last year AND reviewed it! How’s that for a brainfade moment?? She writes quite differently under all those different names. The Midnight Mayor and Magicals Anonymous are set in the same London-based urban fantasy world. Very strong descriptions and all sorts of weird monsters. I highly recommend ‘Harry August’:). Have a great week.

      • @lynnsbooks

        Haha – I’ve done something similar to that myself before now. I’ve actually read somebody’s review of a book, thought that it sounded very familiar and made a comment about it – then it turned out I’d read the book already! I think it was because the cover was totally different (and maybe even the title!) – so it threw me.
        Lynn 😀
        PS – my friend also highly recommended Harry August so I don’t really know what I’m waiting for.

      • sjhigbee

        *sigh* I’m not even sure I have THAT excuse… But I did feel a bit of a prawn!
        As for Harry August… I’m not nudging you into reading it *jogs elbow* but I’d LOVE to know what you think! about it:)

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I want to read this one too! My review pile for May is so heavy though, so maybe I’ll request the audio for this one. I listened to Touch as well, I’m hoping the performance for this will be just as good!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’m looking forward to this one. I’ve heard such great reviews for her other books – like Touch, so figured this might be a good point to jump on board.
      Lynn 😀

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