A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Lois Metzger (WOW #116)

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!

A Trick of the Light

Mike Welles had everything under control. He was a good student, an outfielder on the baseball team, a good son, a loyal friend. But that was before. Now things are rough at home, and they’re getting confusing at school. He’s losing his sense of direction, and he feels like a mess.

Then there’s a voice in his head. A friend, trying to help him regain control. More than that: The voice can guide him to be better and stronger than he was before, to rid his life of everything holding him back. To figure out who he is again. If only Mike will listen.

Writing with devastating power and precision, acclaimed author Lois Metzger gives us the story of one young man’s battle with his own shadows—a spare, stark, and vital tale of the way in which the things we build to protect ourselves can threaten to destroy us.

A TRICK OF THE LIGHT will be released June 18th, 2013 from HarperTeen.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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    Jenea Whittington

    December 12, 2012

    I haven't seen this. I love the sounds of it too. Thanks for sharing it.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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    Jessie Marie

    December 12, 2012

    Wow, a 1000 times yes. This one sounds intense and I'm always up for a male MC.

    Great pick!
    Here's my WoW!
    Jessie Marie @ The Daily Bookmark

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    Dragana Mitrovic

    December 12, 2012

    I did not hear about 'A trick of light' before but it sounds intense and it's always refreshing to read a story from male pov. Nice pick! :)
    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
    Check out what I am waiting for this Wednesday…

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    Megan Reti

    December 12, 2012

    This one sounds super intense, with lots of emotions!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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    December 12, 2012

    Where have I been?!? And why is this the first time I'm seeing this?? Adding to my TBR now. Thanks for sharing & stopping by my WoW. Happy Wednesday! :D

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    December 12, 2012

    Looks interesting! Thanks for stopping by my WoW post :)

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    Henrietta @ Leisure Reads

    December 12, 2012

    I seldom read books with a male narrator, but this one seems really appealing! Thanks for sharing :)

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    December 12, 2012

    Love the cover and a male POV? Yay, this book is so for me =D

    Here's my WoW!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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    Melanie McCullough

    December 12, 2012

    This sounds amazing!

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    Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit

    December 12, 2012

    Wow, very dark sounding story. It sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by My WoW!

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    December 13, 2012

    I have never heard of this author before bu the book sounds good!

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    Tammy Sparks

    December 13, 2012

    This sounds so good, and a bit scary! I'm intrigued by the cover…
    Here's my WOW.

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    Divergent Gryffindor

    December 13, 2012

    This seems like a nice read:) Great pick! And thanks for stoppong by my blog:)

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    Caro [The Book Rogue]

    December 13, 2012

    This sounds awesome! Thanks for stepping by and sharing it. I'll definitively have an eye open for that! =)

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    Dazzling Mage

    December 15, 2012

    Oh, i love the cover. And the synopsis sounds great. Nice WoW pick!