Waiting on Wednesday (85) — Flash Point by Nancy Kress

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)


Reality TV meets a chillingly realistic version of America–and the fame game is on!

Amy had dreams of going to college, until the Collapse destroyed the economy and her future. Now she is desperate for any job that will help support her terminally ill grandmother and rebellious younger sister. When she finds herself in the running for a slot on a new reality TV show, she signs on the dotted line, despite her misgivings. And she’s right to have them. TLN’s Who Knows People, Baby–You? has an irresistible premise: correctly predict what the teenage cast will do in a crisis and win millions. But the network has pulled strings to make it work, using everything from 24/7 hidden cameras to life-threatening technology to flat-out rigging. Worse, every time the ratings slip, TLN ups the ante. Soon Amy is fighting for her life–on and off camera

FLASH POINT will be released on November 8th, 2012 by Viking Juvenile.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Marie Ifmarybooks

    May 9, 2012

    Oh I've never heard anything about this book but it looks really good ! I like all these tv reality show stuff in books.

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    May 9, 2012

    Haven't heard of that one! Cover looks awesome though!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    May 9, 2012

    Wow, the cover looks intense! Haven't heard of this one before. Awesome!

    My WoW

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    Marmaladelibby (aka Ange)

    May 9, 2012

    YIKES! Great pick! Love that cover and tagline! Here's our Waiting on Weds this week! Happy reading!

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    A Backwards Story

    May 9, 2012

    Look at that cover! And that summary! Looks like a good one!

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    Lauren@The Housework Can Wait

    May 9, 2012

    Wow, I haven't heard of that one yet, but it sounds great! Added to my TBR list :-)

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    ashelynn hetland

    May 9, 2012

    oh my god, that one sounds freaking AMAZING, and I love the cover. Love love love it. Adding to Goodreads now!

    my WOW.

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    Katie @ BlookGirl

    May 9, 2012

    Oooh, LOVE IT! Just added it to my GR List. I always harp on about how addicted society is to reality television, but when it's a book ON reality television, well… I can't resist ;-)

    Thanks for the heads-up, Hafsah, and great pick!

    My WoW: http://www.blookgirl.com/book-blog/waiting-on-wednesday/152-every-day-by-david-levithan

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    The Shadow Realm

    May 9, 2012

    Oooh never heard about this one until now. I'm intrigued. Loving the cover. Will be adding this to my TBR list :)

    My WoW: http://xtheshadowrealmx.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-9.html


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    Rachel @ Unforgettable Books

    May 9, 2012

    :) I love hearing about new books. especially stories that reminds me of big brother!
    Wonderful pick!
    Old follower
    My WoW!

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    Mag @ Geek Chic

    May 9, 2012

    Ooh, this one sounds really cool-in a terribly scary way :)

    My WoW

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    Carrie at In the Hammock Blog

    May 9, 2012

    i haven't heard about this one, thanks for sharing.

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    Addie R.

    May 10, 2012

    Oohh this sounds really good! I can't believe I haven't heard of it before! Awesome pick!

    My WoW

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    Sierra Abrams

    May 10, 2012

    It looks good! I think it sounds VERY similar to the Hunger Games buuuut…I definitely want to give it a shot because it could totally surprise me! :D

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read