Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (116): CHASING SHADOWS


WoW is hosted by Breaking The Spine


Title: CHASING SHADOWS
Author: Swati Avasthi
Release: September 24th, 2013
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
"Chasing Shadows is a searing look at the impact of one random act of violence.

Before: Corey, Holly, and Savitri are one unit—fast, strong, inseparable. Together they turn Chicago concrete and asphalt into a freerunner’s jungle gym, ricocheting off walls, scaling buildings, leaping from rooftop to rooftop.

But acting like a superhero doesn’t make you bulletproof...

After: Holly and Savitri are coming unglued. Holly says she's chasing Corey's killer, chasing revenge. Savitri fears Holly's just running wild—and leaving her behind. Friends should stand by each other in times of crissi. But can you hold on too tight? Too long?

In this intense novel, told in two voices, and incorporating comic-style art sections, Swati Avasthi creates a gripping portrait of two girls teetering on the edge of grief and insanity. Two girls who will find out just how many ways there are to lose a friend . . . and how many ways to be lost."

I loved Avasthi's debut, SPLIT, so I'm very excited for CHASING SHADOWS. I'm lucky enough to have an ARC, and it looks like it will be amazing. Plus, it has graphic art inside - so cool!

What are you waiting on?

21 comments:

  1. Ah, I love all the books that are coming out with little bits of artwork in them! I'll definitley have to look into both of this author's books!

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  2. Ohh, interesting cover :D Hope you'll end up loving this one when you get to read it. <3 Thank you for sharing :)

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  3. Huh! Haven't heard of this one but it sounds really interesting! I like the cover, too.

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  4. Sounds great, Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  5. I haven't read Split, but I have heard good things. I will look forward to reading you review of this one. I love to cover too---very eye-catching! Great pick!

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  6. This sounds super interesting Lea! I haven't read Split but I heard great things about it, and Swati is definitely and author I want to try!

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  7. Split was a really good book and I enjoyed it so much more than I thought I was going to, so Chasing Shadows is a definite add. Great pick! My WoW.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

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  8. I haven't read Split yet, but I've been meaning too. This one sounds great too. I'll have to check them both out.

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  9. I've never head of this one before, but it sounds amazing. I might check out SPLIT too. :)

    Great pick!

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  10. I heard a lot of good things about Split when it came out. However, I haven't had the chance to read it or anything by the author. This one sounds really good, though. I'm curious to see how the graphic art is incorporated in to the book. Great pick! :)

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  11. I love books that include art! I'll have to keep my eye out for the finished book. Great pick!

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  12. Ooh, this is new to me! I hope you enjoy your ARC! I'd love to hear how it is. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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  13. Oh, I saw this one the other day, and I'm so glad to see it featured here! It sounds good, doesn't it? I also like that the cover is a bit of a twist on ordinary YA books :) Great pick!

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  14. I think I've seen this cover around but I hadn't actually read the summary until now. This sounds like a really good book! I loving watching people parkour! It always amazes me how they manage to do all those tricks without getting hurt.

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  15. I love the cover and you're new wallpaper :)

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  16. OH MY STARS THIS ONE LOOKS AWESOME.

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  17. Nice, I remember hearing good things about Split so I'm really interested in trying out the author's work myself. Thanks for the heads up on this one!

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  18. Yesss. I love this author to pieces. Split is so emotional and probably in my top 5 favorite contemporaries of all-time. Can't wait to see what else Avasthi has in store!

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  19. I got an ARC too and am hoping to love it-excited to examine the art more closely!

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