The Time Will Come (1)

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodie at Books for Company, where we can highlight the books on our shelves that we’ve been meaning to get to for some time, but have been put on the back burner for one reason or another.

This sounds like a great meme!  I just found out about it through another blogger that I follow, and I thought I’d participate!  I don’t plan on having too many memes on this blog, but as of right now I’m trying to read a lot so that I can schedule my reviews ahead of time, and I hope to eventually have 1-2 reviews a week, and only occasionally participate in memes.

Anyway, the book that I chose for this week is:
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Published in 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

     Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.

     Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all–hope–in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. (From Goodreads)

I wanted to read this book, along with the other two books in the series, all last year.  I bought them and planned on reading them soon, but more and more books ended up taking precedence.  Then, when I started thinking about what I was definitely going to read this year, these were at the top of my list. But once again other books have been all shiny and new, calling my name, and this series isn’t even in my current TBR stack (I just started making a stack – and it’s only about 8 books.  I don’t want to stack all of my TBR books – that would be half of my inventory!).  But one of these days, I will get to this series!


  1. Amber

    February 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I've heard mixed things about this series. I hope you get to them soon and you are one of the ones who likes it!

    My TBR book

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      February 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      Yeah, I haven't heard much about them, but I'm still really interested to read them! Thanks for stopping by! I'm off to check out your post! ;)

  2. LHughes

    February 9, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I loved both 'Life as We Knew It' and 'The Dead and the Gone'!!!

    I whipped through 'LAWKI' in two days. My mom didn't like it as much as I did, but only because the idea of a disaster like this terrified her and she literally wanted to start stockpiling canned goods and water! I actually wrote a critical paper about Miranda's growth over the course of the novel (from maiden to mother to crone).

    I might have even liked 'TDATG' even better. Same deal, read it in two days. But man did I bawl in that one! I think this book is more gruesome than 'LAWKI' because there are more scenes with dead bodies. Lots of gut-wrenching scenes. Stuff you can't imagine a teenage boy having to face.

    I really want to read the third book in the series, but like you, I haven't gotten around to it because of other "shiny new books."

    I hope you like them, and I'll be watching for your review(s)!
    Lauren @ Hughes Reviews

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      February 9, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      I'm glad to hear you really liked them! Thanks for stopping by! Oh, did you see that I responded to your tweet and tagged Marissa Meyer in it and she responded?!?! I'm so excited, over the tweet, but mostly over the book – I am totally geeking out about it! ;)

    2. LHughes

      February 13, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      I was totally geeking out about it too! I was at lunch and was like omg Marissa Meyer just tweeted to me OMG :) we'd just been having a discussion about Twitter and they were saying it was lame and then I was like for this reason, an author reading my tweet and answering, twitter is AWESOME.

    3. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      February 13, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      YES! What a perfect time to get that tweet, too!

  3. Sally@Always Lost in Stories

    February 9, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I'd never heard of this book before but I love the sound of it! Hopefully you'll get a chance to read it soon, so I can see what you think of it.

  4. Kat Balcombe

    February 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I liked Life As We Knew It, but I didn't love it – the characters were all a bit too "nicey" for my tastes. Glad to see you are joining in this meme – it's great for advance scheduling :-D and fun to see what you've got lurking in your shelves!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      February 9, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      Oh, yeah, I hadn't thought of that – it's perfect for advanced scheduling! Thanks for stopping by! ;)

  5. Kah Cherub

    February 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Oh, I also have this one on my tbr list. :) it's been there for a while. LOL

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      February 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Yeah, one of these days I'll get around to it. ;) Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Kate@Midnight Book Girl

    February 12, 2012 at 2:35 am

    This book is on my TBR bookcase (it's gone waaaaaaay beyond just a shelf) too. I really want to read it, just need one of those timeturner thingamajigs. :)

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      February 12, 2012 at 3:38 am

      Yes, we all need those timeturners! Too bad they were all ruined in the Department of Mysteries! ;) Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      February 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      Yeah, it seems really interesting! Thanks for stopping by! ;)

  7. Stepping Out of the Page

    February 12, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    This is such a great feature!

    I absolutely LOVED Life as We Knew It when I read it last year. I gave it five stars, it really had an impact on me. I hope that you get around to it soon AND love it as much as I did.

    Stephanie @ Stepping Out of the Page
    Remember to drop by my International Giveaway!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      February 13, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      I know, I love this meme! I'm glad to hear that you liked the book! I'm looking forward to reading it, when I finally get around to it! Thanks for stopping by and I'll be sure to check out your blog!

  8. Allison

    February 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I'm not so crazy about the last book of the trilogy, but the first two are great! So well written and disturbing. You'll appreciate heating and food and basic necessities a lot more after reading it!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      February 13, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      I'm glad to hear you liked this one! I'm really looking forward to it. Thanks so much for stopping by! ;)

  9. Louisa

    February 13, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Sounds like an interesting trilogy! Must check it out :) Hope you can read them soon, and happy reading!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      February 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      Yeah, I'm looking forward to reading them. Thanks for stopping by! ;)

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