I Can't Wait for... The Opposite of Here by Tara Altebrando (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday)

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

I enjoy reading YA suspense when its done right (I can only handle so much drama and some of them have way too much, or play off of the catty/mean girls or revenge trope, which I'm not a huge fan of). This one sounds like the kind of psychological suspense that I would really enjoy because there are so many questions about this boy and the protagonist seems like a character that will have some development. That's just what I like. 

I also noticed a cover change and I always think it's interesting when that happens. It makes me wonder why it was changed... what aspects made one cover work better or fit the story or be more marketable than the other? The one on the left is the old cover next to the new one on the right. Let me know what you think about the change... which one do you like better?

It's my pick this week...

The Opposite of Here
by Tara Altebrando
YA Suspense
Hardcover & ebook, 304 Pages
June 5th 2018 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens


“A taut, evocative thriller that's surprising to the last page.”
--Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying

There's no hiding on a cruise ship-not even from yourself.

Natalie's parents are taking her and her three best friends on a cruise for her seventeenth birthday. A sail-a-bration, they call it. But it's only been a few short months since Natalie's boyfriend died in a tragic accident, and she wants to be anywhere but here.

Then she meets a guy on the first night and sparks fly. After a moonlit conversation on a secluded deck of the ship, Natalie pops down to her cabin to get her swimsuit so they can go for a dip. But when she returns, he's gone. Something he said makes her think he might have . . . jumped? No, he couldn't have.

But why do her friends think she's crazy for wanting to make sure he's okay? Also, why do they seem to be hiding something from her? And how can she find him when she doesn't even know his name? Most importantly, why is the captain on the intercom announcing the urgent need for a headcount?

With her signature thrilling storytelling, the author of The Leaving and The Possible explores our vulnerability to the power of suggestion-and the lies we tell others and ourselves-in a twisting, Hitchcock-inspired mystery with high stakes and dark secrets.

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What do you think of the different covers? Will you be reading this one?

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