Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Waiting on Wednesdays - This World We Live In

This meme is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Here is the book I've been lusting after for a while! Enjoy.

If you haven't read Life as We Knew It and The Dead and the Gone - you need to! This is the third book that takes place after those two.

This World We Live In
by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Release Date: April 1, 2010

A blurb from Susan's Blog:

It's been over a month since Miranda Evans has written in her diary, a month of relative calm for her and her family. It's springtime, and with warmer weather comes rain, and the melting of the winter's snow. The shad are running in a nearby river, and Miranda's brothers Matt and Jon leave home for a few days to see if they can catch some to supplement their food supply.

When they return, Matt brings with him a girl named Syl, who he introduces as his bride. But that's not the only shock Miranda and her family have to deal with. A few weeks later, Miranda's father, stepmother, and baby brother show up at her door. Accompanying them are three strangers, a man named Charlie Rutherford, and two teenagers, Alex and Julie Morales. These five people have crossed America together, becoming, in their own way, a family.

Miranda's complicated feelings about Alex, curiosity, resentment, longing, and passion turn into love. Alex's feelings are equally complex. His plans to escort Julie to a convent where she can be taken care of, so that he will be free to enter a monastery, are destined for failure. He wants desperately to live up to his moral code, but his desire for Miranda is too strong. He proposes to Miranda that they take Julie and go to a safe town.

But before Miranda and Alex can go off together, a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and in its aftermath, Miranda makes a decision that will change forever her life and Alex's, and the world that they live in will never be the same.


  1. Wow I haven't even read the first one, and I have it on my TBR pile, are they really worth it?

  2. I'm right there with you, Kristen. I just read books 1 and 2 almost back to back last month (had to read something lighter in between because they're so intense). I cannot wait to read the final book in the trilogy!

  3. Totally worth it Taschima.. these books are VERY intense..

  4. Ah, I've read the first book, but never realized it was a series! I think I'll go find the second one now, and be putting the third on my wishlist. Thanks!

    - Alex

  5. Looks like a lot happens in this book! Hope it's a good addition to the series.

  6. Oh man.. Why do we have to wait for books? :( Anyway.. This one looks good!! I love series!

  7. I am just waiting for Life As We Knew It from the library at the moment. Can't wait!

  8. It sounds like an excellent book! I must check out the first two.

  9. Hmmmm.... this sounds good. Making a note of this one. Thanks for posting. :)

  10. ...I had no idea there was a third book planned. You have officially made my day!


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