Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready

Waiting on Wednesdays is hosted by Breaking the Spine! It puts a spotlight on upcoming releases we're anticipating! 


Release Date: April 1st 2014

Everyone mourns differently. When his older brother was killed, David got angry. As in, fist-meets-someone-else’s-face furious. But his parents? They got religious. David’s still figuring out his relationship with a higher power, but there’s one thing he does know for sure: The closer he gets to new-girl Bailey, the better, brighter, happier, more he feels.

Then his parents start cutting all their worldly ties in to prepare for the Rush, the divine moment when the faithful will be whisked off to Heaven…and they want David to do the same. David’s torn. There’s a big difference between living in the moment and giving up his best friend, varsity baseball, and Bailey—especially Bailey—in hope of salvation.

But when he comes home late from prom, and late for the Rush, to find that his parents have vanished, David is in more trouble than he ever could have imagined... - Good Reads

I need this now because this is what comes out of Jeri Smith-Ready's fingers / mind: 


  1. i'm really excited for this one too. it sounds a bit different from jeri's previous YA novels. and i like that it's a male main character.

    hope you can stop by my WoW.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  2. Great pick! I love Smith-Ready's books so much.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sounds very thought- provoking. Good pick!

  4. I haven't read any of this author's work before. I'm not huge on books with religion a prominent factor but I'm also very curious about this one too. :)

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  5. I've never heard of this one but it looks really interesting. And that cover is gorgeous!

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  6. That GIF sealed it for funny! ;) This sounds like a really intriguing book! I looooove the cover.
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