Waiting on Wednesday – Week 160

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It’s to spotlight upcoming releases I’m DYING to get my hands on!

This week’s WoW is:
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E. K. Johnston

Veronica Mars meets William Shakespeare in E.K. Johnston’s latest brave and unforgettable heroine.

Hermione Winters is captain of her cheerleading team, and in tiny Palermo Heights, this doesn’t mean what you think it means. At PHHS, the cheerleaders don’t cheer for the sports teams; they are the sports team—the pride and joy of a tiny town. The team’s summer training camp is Hermione’s last and marks the beginning of the end of…she’s not sure what. She does know this season could make her a legend. But during a camp party, someone slips something in her drink. And it all goes black.

In every class, there’s a star cheerleader and pariah pregnant girl. They’re never supposed to be the same person. Hermione struggles to regain the control she’s always had and faces a wrenching decision about how to move on. The assault wasn’t the beginning of Hermione Winter’s story and she’s not going to let it be the end. She won’t be anyone’s cautionary tale.

March 15, 2016 ● Goodreads

I haven’t watched Veronica Mars or read Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale (yet) but I can’t wait for this one. Sounds pretty dark, for sure, but I’m sure it’s going to speak volumes about rape and rape culture, and teen pregnancy, amongst other topics.

What are you waiting on?


  1. I love Veronica Mars! If this book is like that, then it'll be amazing! Great pick!

  2. I love Veronica Mars... that's a huge comparison and I hope it pans out well :)


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