**Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.**
Inland by Kat Rosenfield
Publication Date: June 12th 2014
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
After nine years spent suffocating in the arid expanses of the Midwest, far from the sea where her mother drowned, Callie Morgan and her estranged father are returning to the coast. And miraculously, Callie can finally breathe easily. No more sudden, clawing attacks and week-long hospital stays. No more wary, pitying glances from classmates and teachers. She can be more than a sickly freak, coughing her way between nondescript inland towns every year.
But something waits for Callie in the water. Just as her life begins to feel like her own, with an almost-family and a first love and a circle of loud-mouthed friends, her body starts to rebel in new ways. She finds herself fighting the intoxicating pull of the black waters right outside her window. Her dreams turn wild and real, and she wakes up with salt water in her hair. Family secrets and whispering doubts flood her brain as she leads herself and those around her into danger, jeopardizing everything she once longed for. Is it madness, or is there a voice, beckoning her to come to the sea’s deepest heart; to come home?
Why I Can’t Wait: A couple years ago I read Kat Rosenfield’s Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone (my review) and fell in love with her beautiful writing style. I am thrilled to see another book coming our way! And, I don’t know if anyone knows this about me, but I have quite the fear of water. Large bodies of water. It’s the drowning, the unknown aspects of what lurks beneath the surface… yeah. Terrified! In fact, whenever a character on tv or in a book enters water I start to freak out a bit. So this book will probably give me major anxiety but I don’t care! It sounds amazing and I’m ready for it!