Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Falls the Shadow by Stefanie Gaither


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

This week's pre-publication 'can't-wait-to-read' selection is:

Title: Falls the Shadow
Author: Stefanie Gaither
Release Date: 16th September 2014
Publisher: Simon and Schuster BFYR
Find on: Goodreads

When Cate Benson was twelve, her sister died. 

Two hours after the funeral, they picked up Violet’s replacement, and it was like nothing had ever happened. Because Cate’s parents are among those who decided to grant their children a sort of immortality—by cloning them at birth. So this new Violet has the same smile. The same laugh. That same perfect face. Thanks to advancements in mind-uploading technology, she even has all the same memories as the girl she replaced. 

She also might have murdered the most popular girl in school. 

Or at least, that’s what the paparazzi and crazy anti-cloning protesters want everyone to think: that clones are violent, unpredictable monsters. Cate is used to hearing all that, though. She’s used to standing up for her sister too, and she’s determined to prove her innocence now—at whatever the cost. But the deeper she digs for the truth, the further Cate's carefully-constructed life begins to unravel, unveiling a world filled with copies and lies, where nothing and no one—not even her sister— is completely what they seem. 

In a pulse pounding debut, Stefanie Gaither takes readers on a nail-biting ride through a future that looks frighteningly similar to our own time and asks: how far are you willing to go to keep your family together?


I feel like this is almost a cross between a contemporary and a science fiction novel. It just gives off that vibe. But seriously, this book does give me the creeps, even the cover itself is enough to do the trick. The cover just relates to the story so well. It's enough to give off that vibe. That won't stop me from wanting to read this book though.

What do you think of this week's pick? What are you waiting on this week? Comment below!