THE LURE by Lynne Ewing (WoW #161)

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

The Lure

Fifteen-year-old Blaise Montgomery lives in the gritty outskirts of Washington, DC, where a stray bullet can steal a life on the way to school. Drugs and violence are the only ways to survive, so Blaise and her friends turn to gangs for safety, money, and love. When Blaise is invited to join Core 9, one of the most infamous crews, she jumps at the chance. Though her best guy friends, Rico and Satch, warn her about the danger, she agrees to be beaten for a minute straight as part of the gang’s initiation ritual.

Now Blaise is finally part of a crew. A family.

But things get only more dangerous when she becomes a member of Core 9 and tensions with a rival gang heat up. Trek, the head of Core 9, asks Blaise to be his “lure,” the sexy bait he’ll use to track down enemy gang members and exact revenge. Rico and Satch tell her it’s a death sentence, but Blaise can’t resist the money and unparalleled power. As Trek puts Blaise in increasingly dangerous situations, she begins to see that there’s more to lose than she ever realized-including Satch, the one person who has the power to get under her skin. With death lurking around every corner, should Blaise continue to follow the only path she’s ever known, or cut and run

THE LURE will be released February 11th, 2014 from Balzer + Bray.
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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    August 14, 2013

    Oooh very interesting!

    Here’s my WoW.

    Stop by my giveaway if you have a moment!

    Jess @ Such A Novel Idea

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    Rachel Patrick

    August 14, 2013

    Ooh, this sounds awesomely gritty! I totally want to read it. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    Nick @ Nick's Book Blog

    August 14, 2013

    I’m excited to read this one too. It sounds like a really intense book, but I’m looking forward to it.
    Great pick!

    Nick – My WoW

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    Katie @ The Quiet Girl Talks

    August 14, 2013

    Awesome cover! Sounds like a really good book.
    Here’s mine:

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    Fi @ Bookish Outsider

    August 14, 2013

    Nice pick, not normally something I would pick up but it sounds great!

    My WoW!

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    Ula @ Blog of Erised

    August 14, 2013

    I’ve never heard about the book before but I like the cover, looks like a good read! I will go check it out right now :)
    Hope you get it soon!

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    Rebecca Alora

    August 14, 2013

    Holy crap that sounds amazing and…well relateable. There’s a lot of gang culture where I live. I think this book HAS to go on my to buy/read/review list. :)

    New Follower via e-mail and twitter!

    Here’s my WoW

    Hope to see you around :)
    Rebecca of Vicariously!

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    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

    August 14, 2013

    I haven’t come across this before but it looks like it’ll be an interesting read. Also, the cover is such a reminisce of Deliriums original cover (which I loved).

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    Sash and Em

    August 14, 2013

    Oh! Hadn’t heard of this one – but we’ll read anything that takes place in DC!

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    August 14, 2013

    What a great cover! Thanks for sharing.

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    August 14, 2013

    Oooo, this one sounds really interesting!
    Great pick and thank you very much for sharing.

    New follower :0) My blog: Once Upon a Moonlight Review…

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    Joana @bookworm Confessions

    August 14, 2013

    Oh this one sounds interesting! Great pick :D

    Thanks for stopping by at my WoW!

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    August 14, 2013

    Wow, that sounds so gritty and contemporary! Not like a fluffy read at all! Thanks for sharing!

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    August 14, 2013

    This sounds really good! Adding to my to-read list! :)

    My Waiting on Wednesday!

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    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

    August 14, 2013

    I’ve not heard of this book before, but it sounds really good. I just added it to my tbr :) Thanks for stopping by My WW!


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    Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

    August 14, 2013

    Wow, this sounds really intense Hafsah! I’m all nervous to read it, I don’t want anything bad to happen to any of them, but obviously that’s not going to be the case. Definitely one where I’m going to have to cheat and read the end first ;-) Fantastic choice!

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    Sarah @ TotalTeenFiction

    August 14, 2013

    This sounds like an intense read! I love gritty books that tackle issues like this. I’ll have to add to Goodreads and check it out! Thanks so much for sharing :D

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    August 14, 2013

    Oh, this looks SO good and it hadn’t found itself in my radar yet! Thanks! :)

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    mary ann langan

    August 14, 2013

    Sounds exciting, nice pick.

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    Alyssa Susanna (The Eater of Books!)

    August 14, 2013

    I’ve never heard of this book! But I have heard of the author! My sister read heard Daughters of the Moon series for a long time – and then she stopped o.O

    Anyway. I hope you read and enjoy this book! I can’t imagine Balzer + Bray NOT sending you an ARC if you wanted one ;)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    August 14, 2013

    I hadn’t heard of this one before, but it sounds like a really intense read! I’ll definitely have to keep an eye out for it. Great pick!

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    August 14, 2013

    This sounds really interesting!

    See what I’m waiting on.

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    August 14, 2013

    Wow, intense. I can honestly say that I’ve never read a book like this before. Not even close to this topic. Definitely intriguing. And it’s one I hadn’t heard of yet so thanks for the heads up! Adding it now.

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    Eileen @ ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***

    August 14, 2013

    I haven’t heard of this one before now but I love love love the cover and how grafitti-like it is!

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    Ange/Libby Blog

    August 14, 2013

    Whoa! Thus sounds intense! I bet my kids would eat this up @school! Great pick. Happy reading.Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

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    August 14, 2013

    I hadn’t heard of this one, but it sounds intense. Great pick and thanks for stopping by!

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    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    August 14, 2013

    Thanks so much for stopping by my WOW earlier!

    This one sounds like a good pick. It’s new to me! Great pick!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    August 14, 2013

    This is the first that I’ve heard of this one; thanks for bringing it to my attention! Great pick. :)

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    August 15, 2013

    I remember hanging out in DC/Northern VA when I was a teenager but it wasn’t half so dangerous as it can be today. This sounds like a great read! I haven’t heard of it before now!

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    August 15, 2013

    Oh, yeah. This one is most definitely on the to-read list!!

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    Carina Olsen

    August 16, 2013

    Sounds like a good book :D Great pick ;) Hope you’ll love it. <3
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina’s Books

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    Aleksandra @ Aleksandra's Corner

    August 19, 2013

    I haven’t heard about this one until now, but it sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing :)