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Waiting on Wednesday: Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans

Expected Release Date: January 15, 2013

Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow prisoners, Felicia passes the endless hours downloading memories and mourning what she’s lost—family, friends, and the boy she loved, Neil.

Then a girl in a neighboring chamber disappears, and nobody but Felicia seems to recall she existed in the first place. Something is obviously very wrong. When Julian—a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life—comes to offer Felicia a way out, she learns the truth: a rebellion is brewing to overthrow the Morati, the guardians of Level 2.

Felicia is reluctant to trust Julian, but then he promises what she wants the most—to be with Neil again—if only she’ll join the rebels. Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself in the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind.

(summary via Goodreads)

I’ve been a reader of Appelhan’s blog Presenting Lenore for a long time, so I’ve followed her journey to getting a book deal.  The fact that this book sounds totally awesome is just icing on the cake.  I feel like I’ve been waiting for this book for FOREVER, though.  Seriously, how is it not out yet?  I know that this was one of the galleys to grab at last week’s BEA (ugh), and I’m jealous about anyone who got an ARC.  I actually think the cover is a lot of fun–it’s very video-game-y but also sort of 90s model-ish.  Am I way off?  Either way, I’m super excited to read this one when it comes out.  Too bad it’s still months away from being released.

What are you waiting on this week?


6 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans

  1. I too thought it was very videogame-ish! In a good way! I’m hoping there will be ARCs at ALA and if I get one I’ll be happy to share.

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