Waiting Wednesday – The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Waiting Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. I wasn’t planning on doing one today, but I realized I have definitely been waiting for a book. So for my Waiting Wednesday, I present The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.

Isn’t the cover cook? There are a few of them floating around out there, but I think I prefer this one.

Publisher: HarperTeen
Published Date: October 6, 2015

Summary from the back cover:

What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.

Part of me wanted to clap when I read the summary, and part of me was disappointed I never wrote this kind of book when I first had the idea. Ah well, I have plenty more. I kind of hope this is a series in the making, though. I love the idea of the side characters getting to tell their stories. Not even the side characters — the characters who have no idea what’s going on. It kind of reminds me of Anna Kendrick’s character in Twilight. Her character seemed to have a story, and to always be annoyed with Bella.

Happy Hump Day!

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