Waiting on Wednesday(59): This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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 Marieke Nijkamp
Release Date:  January 5, 2016
Published by Sourcebooks Fire

10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

The auditorium doors won’t open.

Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)


In a culture where school shootings and other mass shootings happen ALL THE TIME, it feels a bit weird to be so excited about a book with a school shooting as its plot. But I am; I’m super excited about this book. I feel like even though it’s strange to feel drawn to this book’s subject, I hope that books like this will help our culture change for the better when it comes to mass shootings.

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. Istyriabookblog

    November 11, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I loved this book! It was so intense and heartbreaking. I cried a lot.

  2. Lisa Mandina

    November 11, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    I just finished this and it was soooo good! Hope you're able to get your hands on it soon!
    Check out my WOW

  3. Ange Schmelzer

    November 11, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Wow. Being a teacher I don't know that I can read this one, but hopefully you like as much as you are hoping for. Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

  4. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    November 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I really liked this book, it was deeply layered and showed many sides to the school shooting. Sometimes I just need an emotional read, and This Is Where It Ends certainly delivered.

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