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?