Waiting on Wednesday: No Safety in Numbers

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Summary from Goodreads:

Life As We Knew It meets Lord of the Flies in a mall that looks just like yours

A biological bomb has just been discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall. At first nobody knows if it’s even life threatening, but then the entire complex is quarantined, people start getting sick, supplies start running low, and there’s no way out. Among the hundreds of trapped shoppers are four teens.

These four different narrators, each with their own stories, must cope in unique, surprising styles, changing in ways they wouldn’t have predicted, trying to find solace, safety, and escape at a time when the adults are behaving badly.

This is a gripping look at people and how they can–and must–change under the most dire of circumstances.

And not always for the better.


No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz will be released by Dial on May 29, 2012.

I hate malls. I can’t stand that stuffy mall air, I detest shopping, and I abhor crowds. But I am looking forward to spending some time in this fictional mall where teens are put to the test by biological weapons. Lorentz’ novel sounds like a season of 24, and I hope it will be just as thrilling.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


3 Responses to "Waiting on Wednesday: No Safety in Numbers"

  • This one definitely sounds interesting! I love different points-of-view in a novel. It really gives you an in-depth look at the situation and the characters. Great pick, girl! 🙂

    My WoW: http://blookgirl.com/features/waiting-on-wednesday/128-origin-by-jessica-khoury

    1 Katie @ BlookGirl said this (March 28, 2012 at 8:22 AM)

  • I agree with you – not a mall person. But. I like the sound of this. It’s a great set-up and I think with several narrators you’d get a really cool story. Nice pick!

    If you’d like, you can check out my WoW here.

    2 Cecelia said this (March 28, 2012 at 5:43 PM)

  • This looks great! Just added it to my goodreads list 🙂

    3 Jennifer aka YA Book Nerd said this (March 29, 2012 at 11:19 AM)