Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Waiting On Wednesday: Someone Else's Life

Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.


Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale

* Published by: Simon & Schuster (UK)
* Format: Paperback (UK)
* Release Date: February 2nd, 2012 (UK)
* On Amazon: here

Summary from author's blog:

When seventeen-year-old Rosie’s mother, Trudie, dies from Huntington’s Disease, her pain is intensified by the knowledge that she has a fifty-per-cent chance of inheriting the crippling disease herself. Only when she tells her mum’s best friend, ‘Aunt Sarah’ that she is going to test for the disease does Sarah, a midwife, reveal that Trudie was not her biological mother after all... Devastated, Rosie decides to trace her real mother, hitching along on her ex-boyfriend’s GAP year to follow her to Los Angeles. But all does not go to plan, and as Rosie discovers yet more of her family's deeply-buried secrets and lies, she is left with an agonising decision of her own - one which will be the most heart-breaking and far-reaching of all...

There are 5 reasons why I want to read this book:

1. It's published by Simon & Schuster.
2. The cover is STUNNING.
3. It sounds really good.
4. I've been talking to Katie on Twitter for ages, and she's lovely.
5. It's a UK debut.

I've personally never read a YA that deals with Huntington's Disease, whether as a sub-plot or the main focus. Someone Else's Life sounds like it's so much more than that, with a mystery and a strong family plot. Also, part of it is set in LA. Cool!


Cass (Words on Paper) said...


I just read the summary. It sounded totally spoiler-y, but I'm super psyched to read this!! I actually SAID OMG when I saw the cover. Thanks a bunch for featuring this. :) I'm always introduced to new books over here!

Khadija said...

Haven't heard of this one before now but I LOVE that cover! It sounds really great too ^-^ I'll be adding this to goodreads! Great pick!

Elleira said...

I absolutely LOVE the cover!
And it sounds really good.


BooksforCompany said...

This does sound awesome!
Definitely going on my wishlist.

Sandy said...

I've heard of this book for a while. It was actually through a posting of another cover and I wonder if that was an older version because although I love the photographer this cover does looks better.

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Cliona said...

Ooooooh, the cover is A-MAZNG! And the book sounds A-MAZING.

GABY said...
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GABY said...

Sounds good and the cover is beautiful, nice pick!

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Sab H. said...

I hadn't heard of this one Jenny! OMG I'm in love with the cover!! Anything published by S&S is always good. :P Thanks for the heads up! :)

Kelsey said...

This does sound amazing and so different! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

Lindsay said...

This sounds great. I'll have to add this to the TBR pile!

Cialina at said...

Wow thats such a lovely cover!

Jesse Owen said...

Ooh! I hadn't heard of this one before and the cover looks fab - great pick :D