Waiting on Wednesday: 172 Hours On the Moon by Johan Harstad

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Three teenagers are going on the trip of a lifetime. Only one is coming back. It’s been more than forty years since NASA sent the first men to the moon, and to grab some much-needed funding and attention, they decide to launch an historic international lottery in which three lucky teenagers can win a week-long trip to moon base DARLAH 2-a place that no one but top government officials even knew existed until now. The three winners, Antoine, Midori, and Mia, come from all over the world. But just before the scheduled launch, the teenagers each experience strange, inexplicable events. Little do they know that there was a reason NASA never sent anyone back there until now-a sinister reason. But the countdown has already begun…

For some reason this reminds me of a teenage Gattaca, which is a creepy creepy movie. Or maybe like Apollo 18, which I haven’t seen. Plus I have a real affinity for Scandinavian authors. Release date is scheduled for April 5, 2012.

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  1. I hadn’t heard of this one, but it sounds really cool! Great pick! I’ve added it to the TBR list!

    • I wish I could remember where I heard about this one so I could credit them. I saw it on Book Smugglers but I saw it somewhere else first. Hm.

  2. This definitely sounds kinda cool and different! Thanks for introducing me to it, Karen!

    My WoW

    • You’re welcome! I love sharing books with people. I get so many idea from other people’s WoWs I’m glad someone got one from mine! 😀

  3. I’ve not seen Gattaca but I’ve watched Apollo 18 from the sounds of this book, it promises ample doses of suspense. Will be watching out for this one. 😀

  4. dude, she’s standing, holding her hands like she’s preggers. I thought for sure this was going to be a sci fi Juno.. disappointed. lol

    • To be a sci-fi Juno there’d have to be a sci-fi Michael Cera standing next to her in short shorts. Let’s all be thankful it’s not a sci-fi Juno (though I do love that movie and I think it’s a great idea).


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