“Waiting On” Wednesday: The Edge of Nowhere

It’s been a couple of weeks since I participated in the Waiting on Wednesday meme, kindly hosted by Breaking the Spine.   I’ve hit the library lottery, where several books I’ve put on reserve have all arrived at the same time and have been re-adjusting my to be read list accordingly.

But that was before I picked up last week’s copy of Entertainment Weekly and flipped to the books section.   A short article on best-selling authors dipping their toes into the young adult publishing world caught my eye.  One of my favorite authors, Elizabeth George, will publish her first young adult novel,  The Edge of Nowhere later this year.

George is the author of the Lynley and Havers mystery series.  I look forward to each new installment hitting the shelves and while this isn’t a Lynley and Havers novel, I’m still enough of a fan that I’ll pick it up when it comes out.

Here’s a description of the book:

The first young adult book by a #1 New York Times bestselling author

Whidbey Island may be only a ferry ride from Seattle, but it’s a world apart. When Becca King arrives there, she doesn’t suspect the island will become her home for the next four years. Put at risk by her ability to hear “whispers”–the thoughts of others–Becca is on the run from her stepfather, whose criminal activities she has discovered. Stranded and alone, Becca is soon befriended by Derric, a Ugandon orphan adopted by a local family; Seth, a kindhearted musician and high school dropout; Debbie, a recovering alcoholic who takes her in; and Diana, with whom Becca shares a mysterious psychic connection.

This compelling coming-of-age story, the first of an ongoing sequence of books set on Whidbey Island, has elements of mystery, the paranormal, and romance. Elizabeth George, bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley crime novels, brings her elegant style, intricate plotting, incisive characterization, and top-notch storytelling to her first book for teens.

OK, so yes I tend to not like teen paranormal romance novels but it’s Elizabeth George. So, I’m going to pick it up and I’m going to read it. Thankfully the cover doesn’t look too terribly teen agnsty romance!

The Edge of Nowhere hits stores on September 4.

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