Waiting On Wednesday (136) Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Wednesday is my absolute favorite day of the week because I get to share the books that I am super excited about and can't wait to read.

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Expected publication: September 9th 2014 by Harper Teen

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sam McKenna’s never turned down a dare. And she's not going to start with the last one her brother gave her before he died.

So Sam joins the first-ever class of girls at the prestigious Denmark Military Academy. She’s expecting push-ups and long runs, rope climbing and mud-crawling. As a military brat, she can handle an obstacle course just as well as the boys. She's even expecting the hostility she gets from some of the cadets who don’t think girls belong there. What she’s not expecting is her fiery attraction to her drill sergeant. But dating is strictly forbidden and Sam won't risk her future, or the dare, on something so petty...no matter how much she wants him.

As Sam struggles to prove herself, she discovers that some of the boys don’t just want her gone—they will stop at nothing to drive her out. When their petty threats turn to brutal hazing, bleeding into every corner of her life, she realizes they are not acting alone. A decades-old secret society is alive and active… and determined to force her out.
At any cost.

Now time's running short. Sam must decide who she can trust...and choosing the wrong person could have deadly consequences.

I first saw this book when it popped up on Edelweiss. Katie McGarry and Trish Doller both approve this book, so I'm hoping it will be awesome. Summer of 2012 had a lot of military theme books that I enjoyed, so of course I added this to my tbr.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Nice pick! Not really my kind of read but still hope you love it once you read it!

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  2. Sounds so interesting! I'm always a fan of girls breaking barriers and proving the boys wrong in the process :) I'm not usually a reader of military-themed books, but I may have to make an exception for this one!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I have enjoyed many of the YA military themed books that I have read - If I Lie, Something Like Normal, Personal Effects, In Honor, While He Was Away, and Jellicoe Road.

  3. I downloaded this one too -- I also loved If I Lie, Something Like Normal and Personal Effects. Can't wait to read this one!
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  4. I haven't read anything by this author yet, but this sounds awesome! Great pick! :)

  5. This sounds exciting :) I've not heard of the book before now.Thanks for stopping by My WoW!

  6. I just finished reading this one today and let me tell you, it is absolutely fabulous! You are going to love it!!

    1. Oh my gosh! Now I can't wait to read it! Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Great pick! I'm really looking forward to this one as well. It sounds really good.

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  8. Not a huge fan of Military books because it normally ends in some sort of death but this one still sounds good!
    Nemo @ Blame it on the book

  9. YESSSSSS, MILITARY :D Like Trish Doller's book, I loved that one. Did you grab it from EW? You should! Happy reading!

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  10. Oh yes, I've been seeing this one around! This one sounds really good. Awesome pick, thanks for sharing!

  11. I have seen this one a couple times, it sounds interesting!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  12. Ooh I hadn't heard of this before!!! It sounds amazing! Great choice hun, gonna add this to my tbr pile for sure (: Thanks for sharing!! (:


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