Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This Waiting On Wednesday post is The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, which is the one which is sure to break my feels.
The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Series: Retribution #3
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on November 4th 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
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Mara Dyer wants to believe there’s more to the lies she’s been told.
She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.
Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.
Retribution has arrived.
Why Am I Waiting on This?
1. NOAH FLIPPING SHAW
3. DAT COVER
4. The Chapter 1 Excerpt & Corresponding Fan Art
After this Chapter sneak peek got release I got these scenes from horror movies stuck in my head because they went so well with what I read from the book and low and behold some awesomely talented people made some fan art inspired by the sneak peek and Michelle Hodkin posted it on her Tumblr. Below is my favorite (credit goes to neitherheavenorhell). [Major props to them because I am in no way talented enough to make an edit this awesome. *bows to your awesomeness*]
5. I feel like I’ve waited my whole life for this moment
Okay I know I haven’t waited my whole life, but I have waited a pretty long damn time! Book 2 came out October 2012. Book 3 was originally going to come out Fall 2013 and I was sooooooo excited. But then it got pushed back to May-ish 2014 and I was like ‘Okay Alex. Calm down. You can do this. You’re okay. You’re fine.‘
And so it got close to the end of the month release date and I reread the first two books in eager anticipation only to find out that I missed the memo and that the release date got pushed back. Again. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this for 2 years. That’s a long time. I don’t really think there’s been a week during those 2 years when I haven’t given this book at least an inkling of a thought. Like I am so ready for this guys.
Anticipation in a GIF
I’ve gotten so emotionally invested in not just the release of this last book, but the entire series as a whole. The fact that Retribution is the conclusion and it’s almost out makes me want to jump with joy like a crazy person but the fact that it’s the conclusion and once it’s out it’s all over makes me want to curl up and sob a little bit (a lot). This one is sure to break my feels in probably what will be equally the best and worst ways possible.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday? And are you obsessed with it as I am with The Retribution of Mara Dyer? Let me know in the comments.