Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Wishlist Wednesday #179

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

So what do you need to do to join in?
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

By Any Other Name
by Laura Jarratt

Nobody can know the truth—her life depends on it. A tale of family, identity, and trust, about a girl struggling with life in the witness protection program.

I picked up the book and thumbed through the pages. Names in alphabetical order, names with meanings, names I knew, names I'd never heard of. How to pick? Nothing that would stand out, nothing that would link me to the past—those were the instructions. The past. As if everything that had gone before this moment was buried already.

Holly is 15 years old, but she's only been "Holly" for a matter of months. Because of something that happened, she and her family have had to enter witness protection and have all assumed new identities. All, that is, except her sister Katie, who is autistic. Starting at a new school mid-year is hard enough at the best of times, and Holly has no clue who she is anymore. Lonely and angry, she reaches out to friends—new and old. But one wrong move will put all their lives in danger.
This sounds like something just a little bit different – I don't think I've ever read about a character in the witness protection programme, so this should be really interesting. It also has the promise of some serious mystery and drama, which I love. I desperately want to know what happened that meant Holly and her family had to assume new identities. This one is definitely right at the top of my wishlist!

What's on your wishlist this week? Let us know in the comments below, or link to your own Wishlist Wednesday post in the Linky :) 


Daphne L said...

That book does sound really awesome! I might have to check it out.

Angie F said...

This sounds interesting! I think I've only read one book where the main character and her family here in the WP.

Andrea Heltsley said...

I just got a review copy of Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick and it has a similar premise. I find the new popularity of thrillers to be a good change of pace. This book looks really good! Hope you get to read it! <3

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