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Monday, January 28, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Outside by Laura Bickle

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Outside (The Hallowed Ones, #2)by Laura Bickle

Release date: September 03, 2013
Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books
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After a plague of vampires is unleashed in the world, Katie is kicked out of her Amish community for her refusal to adhere to the new rules of survival. Now in exile, she enters an outside world of unspeakable violence with only her two “English” friends and a horse by her side. Together they seek answers and other survivors—but each sunset brings the threat of vampire attack, and each sunrise the threat of starvation.

And yet through this darkness come the shining ones: luminescent men and women with the power to deflect vampires and survive the night. But can these new people be trusted, and are they even people at all?

In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, it’s up to one Amish girl to save her family, her community, and the boy she loves . . . but what will she be asked to leave behind in return?

I absolutely LOVED The Hallowed Ones. In fact I named it my favorite book of 2012. So it’s no surprise that The Outside – The Hallowed Ones, #2 is one of my most anticipated reads of 2013. And that cover! It’s gorgeous…and ominous. It makes me drool with cover lust and shake in fear of how this will all end.


  1. Wow the second one's out already? I still need to read the first one.

  2. I really need to read the first book! It sounds like such a creative twist...and of course, knowing that YOU loved it...I'm super excited! :)

  3. i have never heard of this series! i have to check it out. love the sound of the outside and awesomely creepy cover!

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  4. I like it... But I have to read the 1st book first

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  5. My library finally got the first book in and I'm definitely going to read it! I can't wait!
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  6. Whoa. Coool. And you left me wondering what the new rules of survival was that she left her community for not obeying. Sounds fascinating.

  7. I have The Hallowed Ones at the top of my TBR list. I'm glad to hear it was one of your most enjoyable books of 2012. Good thing I still have some time to read it before the sequel is out! And I love the covers of both books. They have a mysterious and old-timey feel to them! Great pick!

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  8. I am so waiting along with you for this one.

  9. Got to say you picked out an interesting book for this week. Hope you enjoy it! Here is my WoW for this week!

  10. I remember how much you loved Hallowed Ones! This cover does look so ominous. Only 7 months left to go! lol

  11. I haven't even read the first book, can't believe the second already has a cover!

  12. I love the cover from this series! Creepy :D I really need to pick up The hallowed ones soon.

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