Waiting on Wednesday (38): Nil by Lynne Matson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

by Lynne Matson
Release Date:  March 4, 2014
Published by Henry Holt and Co.

On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape—or you die.

Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s naked in an empty rock field.

Lost and alone, Charley finds no sign of other people until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . . and so is falling in love. With Thad’s time running out, Charley realizes that she has to find a way to beat the clock, and quickly. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)

I think this book sounds really suspenseful and mysterious.  And I think I like this cover more than the other one I’ve seen, but that tagline on the front really seems spoilerish to me and I hate spoilers!  Oh, well.  I still can’t wait to read this one!

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll try to stop by your blog! 


  1. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    January 8, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Oooh, this does sound interesting! I can barely finish anything in a year though (except books and pints of ice cream) so I would totally die on this island.

  2. Brandi Kosiner

    January 8, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Haven't heard much abotu this one, but sounds good. hope you get to read it soon!

  3. Sanna

    January 8, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I think great minds think alike ;) That being said i can't even form words as to how excited i am about this book's release :) Not too much longer now!!! :)

    Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions

  4. Alyssa Susanna

    January 8, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    NIL! I can't wait to read this one! I have an eARC, but I really want a print copy with the new cover. Alas, I will wait for release day for that. Hope you read this one, and enjoy it!

    Check out my WoW post!

  5. Hannah

    January 8, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Ever since this book cover got redone I've been pumped. Of course the story is still just as awesome sounding. Haha. :D I mean creepiness galore!!

    My Hyperventilating on Wednesday Post
    xoxo, Inky

  6. Aly

    January 9, 2014 at 12:13 am

    I saw someone else pick this for their WoW pick. I don't know much about it, but I hope you enjoy it!

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My WoW

  7. pagesunbound

    January 14, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Oops! Since the summary said Charley wakes up naked on the island, I read the following sentence as she meets the leader of a bunch of "clad teenagers." …They ARE clad, anyway, right?

    Adding it to my TBR list!

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