Waiting on Wednesday: AFTER THE WOODS by Kim Savage

Check out what I’m waiting on this Wednesday!

Waiting on Wednesday Theme: Complex Lady Books

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after the woods coverTitle: After the Woods
Author: Kim Savage
Pub Date: February 23, 2016 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Amazon: Pre-order here
B&N: or here!
Goodreads: Add it to your shelves!

Would you risk your life to save your best friend?

Julia did. When a paroled predator attacked Liv in the woods, Julia fought back and got caught. Liv ran, leaving Julia in the woods for a terrifying 48 hours that she remembers only in flashbacks. One year later, Liv seems bent on self-destruction, starving herself, doing drugs, and hooking up with a violent new boyfriend. A dead girl turns up in those same woods, and Julia’s memories resurface alongside clues unearthed by an ambitious reporter that link the girl to Julia’s abductor. As the devastating truth becomes clear, Julia realizes that after the woods was just the beginning.

This book sounds so twisty and haunting and I’ve been waiting for it for awhile!

  • Complicated girl relationships
  • Female relationships front and center
  • That cover almost looks like she’s in a womb, like she’s going through a rebirth/renewal/transformation –> like the woods will change her
  • Or it’s just a haunting image of an innocent girl

I want it. I want messy ‘unlikeable’ girls. I want girls that are anti-heroes. I want girls that screw up. I want selfish girls. And kind girls. And hard girls. And soft girls. And all the girls doing all the things.

Are you excited about AFTER THE WOODS?


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