Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #47

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Dare Me by Megan Abbott
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books (US)
Release Date: July 31st, 2012 (US)

Since both girls were small, Addy Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy's best friend and right-hand lieutenant. Beth calls the shots and Addy carries them out, a long-established order of things that has brought them to the pinnacle of their high-school careers. Now they're seniors who rule the intensely competitive cheer squad, feared and followed by the other girls - until the young new coach arrives.

Cool and commanding, an emissary from the adult world just beyond their reach, Coach Colette French draws Addy and the other cheerleaders into her life. Only Beth, unsettled by the new regime, remains outside Coach's golden circle, waging a subtle but vicious campaign to regain her position as "top girl" - both with the team and with Addy herself.

And then a suspicious suicide hits close to home, and the police investigation focuses on Coach and her squad. As Addy begins to suspect what really happened, the line between right and wrong grows blurrier, and she must decide where her loyalties truly lie-and how far is too far to go for someone you love.

--Goodreads summary

The darkness of this intrigues me. Goodreads tells me it's really disturbing. And Entertainment Weekly said “A psychologically astute thriller...Abbott's latest is not only a page-turning mystery—it's also a close look at teen girls' ferocious rivalries and intense bonds.” 
Deffo an Iffath-book.


UPDATE: I just remembered I saw the UK edition of this in Waterstones a couple of weeks ago, after I wrote this post. It didn't look as good though :/



  1. Wow Iffath what an amazing book choice... That sounds amazing...

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday!

  2. The cover is [as you pointed out] amazing! Super pretty.<3

    The synopsis of this... Woah! I'm intrigued, this sounds like such a great book. Thanks for sharing.(:

  3. oh wow, I LOVE THIS COVER! It IS amazing, and now this one has to gone on the wishlist. great pick, and thanks for sharing it!

    Ashelynn @ gypsy book reviews.


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