Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
I Am Still Alive
Kate Alice Marshall
Viking Books for Young Readers, July 2018
Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult
From the publisher—
Jess is alone. Her cabin has burned to the ground. She knows if she doesn’t act fast, the cold will kill her before she has time to worry about food. But she is still alive—for now.
Jess hadn’t seen her survivalist, off-the-grid dad in over a decade. But after a car crash killed her mother and left her injured, she was forced to move to his cabin in the remote Canadian wilderness. Just as Jess was beginning to get to know him, a secret from his past paid them a visit, leaving her father dead and Jess stranded.
With only her father’s dog for company, Jess must forage and hunt for food, build shelter, and keep herself warm. Some days it feels like the wild is out to destroy her, but she’s stronger than she ever imagined.
Jess will survive. She has to. She knows who killed her father…and she wants revenge.
Why am I waiting so eagerly? Whew, this one sounds like a corker and it hits a lot of my hotbuttons, especially the wilderness setting with a protagonist who’s out of her element. On the surface, the premise seems a little farfetched but we all know how life can turn on you without warning so, yes, I can see something like this happening. All I know for sure is I really want to read this book 😉