Waiting on Wednesday: A World Without You by Beth Revis

June 29, 2016 Uncategorized 26

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.  This week I’ve picked a standalone by an author that is another favorite of mine. Hmm, do I say that every week?  Well, since I do love authors, they are my rock stars, I guess it only makes sense.  This one sounds like a twisty story that maybe can’t be quite placed as either a science fiction, or maybe it’s just a drama type of story.  I guess we won’t know until we read it!  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his concerned parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have “superpowers.”

At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofia, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Sofia helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofia, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age.

But even the strength of their love isn’t enough to help Sofia escape her deep depression. After she commits suicide, Bo is convinced that she’s not actually dead. He believes that she’s stuck somewhere in time — that he somehow left her in the past, and now it’s his job to save her.


So, what do you think, it sounds like either it is really about kids with superpowers, or maybe they’re actually in a school for kids who are troubled, and they are just actually troubled mentally.  I don’t know, can’t tell for sure. But I’m very eager to read it and find out just what is going on. And I know the author’s writing will make it a fascinating read!


What book are you eagerly awaiting this week? Do you think you’ll add this one to your TBR?

26 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: A World Without You by Beth Revis”

  1. Anne Bennett

    It sounds like it has a little of everything…time travel, history, paranormal, angsty-teenagers, mental health issues, romance. I've seen Beth Revis's name but can't remember if I've read her before. I will look for it. When is it published?

    • Lisa Mandina

      It comes out in July, so pretty soon! She's one of my favorite authors, not as well known as I wish she was I think. Thanks for visiting!

    • Lisa Mandina

      So jealous! I didn't get it from First to Read. But I think I can get it on Edelweiss. I never seem to get anything from Penguin's First to REad. Oh well. We'll have to compare notes on this one after we read it! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Alyssa Susanna

    I just read this book! I liked it a lot. SO different from Revis' debut trilogy, and The Body Electric. I love how well the story was written – so well-structured. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a lovely week, Lisa. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  3. Tammy Sparks

    Wow, this sounds really good! If I had to guess, it sounds like it might be about mental illness, but I'm curious to find out:-)

    • Lisa Mandina

      You definitely need to give her books a try. This one sounds like a different type from her others, but sounds like it will be just as good! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Lisa Mandina

      This could be a good one to start with if you aren't sure about the science fiction in her other books. Thanks for stopping by!

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