Waiting on Wednesday: No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz

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

Life As We Knew It meets Lord of the Flies in a mall that looks just like yours

A biological bomb has just been discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall. At first nobody knows if it’s even life threatening, but then the entire complex is quarantined, people start getting sick, supplies start running low, and there’s no way out. Among the hundreds of trapped shoppers are four teens.

These four different narrators, each with their own stories, must cope in unique, surprising styles, changing in ways they wouldn’t have predicted, trying to find solace, safety, and escape at a time when the adults are behaving badly.

This is a gripping look at people and how they can–and must–change under the most dire of circumstances.

And not always for the better.

I get a Dawn of the Dead vibe from this taking place in a mall, plus I love the multiple narrators with their own stories thing. And it’s due out soon! Publication is scheduled for May 29, 2012.

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  1. This sounds fascinating! Thanks for sharing 😀

  2. I like multiple narrators if done right. What was the other one you had recently about a high school and bombs or something? LOL
    my wow

    • Haha, Monument 14 I think? It takes place in the equivalent of like a Walmart or a Target. I think the lesson here is that if shit goes down in a big box store, I’ll be reading it.

  3. I think my link isn’t working. try this one.
    my wow

  4. Nice pick. This book screams “Karen!”, totally seems like something you’d love.
    Thanks for sharing!


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