Waiting on Wednesday (156)

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

My picks this week are:

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry 
(coming August 7, 2018!)
Michael is an atheist. So when he walks through the doors at St. Clare’s—a strict Catholic school—sporting a plaid tie, things can’t get much worse. His dad has just made the family move again, and Michael needs a friend. When a girl challenges their teacher in class, Michael thinks he might have found one, and a fellow non-believer at that. Only this girl, Lucy, is not just Catholic . . . she wants to be a priest.

But Lucy introduces Michael to other St. Clare’s outcasts, and he officially joins Heretics Anonymous, where Michael can be an atheist, Lucy can be an outspoken feminist, Avi can be Jewish and gay, Max can wear whatever he wants, and Eden can practice paganism. After an incident in Theology class, Michael encourages the Heretics to go from “secret society” to “rebels” intent on exposing the school’s hypocrisies. When Michael takes one mission too far—putting the other Heretics at risk—he must decide whether to fight for his own freedom or rely on faith, whatever that means, in God, his friends, or himself.

Debut author Katie Henry brilliantly delivers a laugh-out-loud and heartfelt novel about a band of misfits who set out to challenge their school, only to find their friendships—and their own beliefs—tested.

I don't normally read books about religion, but there's just something about this one that screams "read me, read me." Plus the tagline "A Divine Comedy" makes me laugh. 

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Notes from my Captivity by Kathy Parks 
Girl meets boy… and the family holding her hostage.

Adrienne Cahill cares about three things: getting into a great college; becoming a revered journalist like her idol, Sydney Declay; and making her late father proud of her.

So when Adrienne is offered the chance to write an article that will get her into her dream school and debunk her foolishly optimistic stepfather Dan’s claim—no, belief—that a legendary family of hermits is living in the Siberian wilderness, there’s no question that she’s going to fly across the world.

After all, it is the trip of a lifetime.

But the Russian terrain is even less forgiving than Adrienne. And when disaster strikes, nothing—not the flirtatious guide or her stepdad’s obsessively detailed preparations—can protect Adrienne from the sheer force of nature. Now, Adrienne’s being held captive by the family she was convinced didn’t exist, and her best hope for escape is to act like she cares about befriending them, even if it means wooing the youngest son.

"Girl meets boy...and the family holding her hostage." And with that, my friends, I'm SOLD! This one sound twisty and potentially creepy. Plus it's not everyday that a book takes place in Russia. Seriously can't wait! 

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  1. These both do sound promising. I love the total variety coming out in YA right now.

  2. I don't really like the look of the first book, but Notes from My Captivity sounds amazing! I'm also totally sold on that opening premise. Gonna add it to my TBR now :)
    Hope you adore these when you read them, Lauren!

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  3. Ooooo, both of these are new to me! I can't believe I'd not seen the before. Notes from My Captivity sounds so intriguing. o_o I hope you enjoy these books when you get the chance to read them!

    Have a wonderful day, Lauren. =)

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  4. These both sound so good! I like the premise behind Heretics Anonymous - I don't read a lot of books about religion, either, but it sounds like this is more open-minded than anything else.

  5. I had already had Notes From My Captivity on my TBR, but Heretics Anonymous is new to me. HA sounds like it may be quite hilarious, and I cannot help but feel a connection as I attended Catholic school in my youth.


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