Jill @ Breaking the Spine hosts this weekly meme where we can share a book that we are so excited for and are anxiously awaiting their upcoming release!
This week my WoW pick is... Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley Release Date ~ September 9, 2014
Goodreads Description: 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've had my eye on Rites of Passage for a little while now, because while I'm picky about contemporary books this one sounds ahhhhh-mazing! Military academies are fairly uncommon settings in YA contemporary these days. Plus I love, love, love secret societies!
I've heard from other bloggers that Rites of Passage is a really great read, too, so now I'm even more excited! I know it doesn't come out until September, so let's just say that we all know I'm going to be skipping some of my class readings to read this book instead....
What are you waiting on this week? Let me know in the comments! I love seeing what other people are looking forward to so I can discover new books :)