Aug 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine 
that showcases upcoming releases that people are very much anticipating.

This week I'm waiting on a book that I just recently discovered. I happened to stumble across this book when I was searching the upcoming releases on Barnes and Noble's Teen page. The cover immediately grabbed my attention--you'll see why--and the synopsis confirmed it: I must read this book!

Title: Endangered
Author: Eliot Schrefer
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publishing Date: October 1, 2012
Pages: 272

EndangeredThe compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos--and herself--from a violent coup.
The Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good.
When one girl has to follow her mother to her sancuary for bonobos, she's not thrilled to be there. It's her mother's passion, and she'd rather have nothing to do with it. But when revolution breaks out and their sanctuary is attacked, she must rescue the bonobos and hide in the jungle. Together, they will fight to keep safe, to eat, and to survive.
Eliot Schrefer asks readers what safety means, how one sacrifices to help others, and what it means to be human in this new compelling adventure. (Via Goodreads)

I love chimpanzees, and bonobos are a type of a chimpanzee, so I'm extremely excited for this! I can't wait for it to release! The world needs more exotic animals in YA literature. And dinosaurs. We need more dinosaurs.

Fun Fact: Chimpanzees aren't monkeys. So, for the love of all that is my sanity, please don't call them that.

About the Author

Eliot Schrefer is the author of The Deadly Sister, The School for Dangerous Girls, Glamorous Disasters, and The New Kid. He lives in New York City, and has never discovered any bodies. Visit him online at

What are YOU waiting on this week? Tell me in the comments!


  1. I hope you enjoy the book when you get a chance to read it. It sounds interesting but not exactly what I'm looking for right now...
    Come check out my WOW post.

  2. Wow, sounds intense... great choice :) *new follower*

    Here's my WoW @ Realms of an Open Mind

    Happy Reading :)

  3. i have heard little about it. hope you get it soon

    my wow

  4. Sounds intriguing, enjoy!

  5. This sounds interesting! Great pick! :D

    My WoW post! 

    Btw....I'm a new follower! :)

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  6. This book sounds interesting, but I'm not so sure it's for me! Thanks for sharing!

  7. This looks so great. I like how it's different from most genres. Animals are a great genre :D Thanks for sharing!
    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
    Waiting on Wednesday #36


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