Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Tumble & Fall, by Alexandra Coutts

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine to spotlight upcoming book releases that we're excited for.

My pick this week:

Release date: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Goodreads description:
A novel about the end of days full of surprising beginnings

The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week’s time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn’t how to save the world—the question is, what to do with the time that's left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family—all with the ultimate stakes at hand.

Alexandra Coutts's TUMBLE & FALL is a powerful story of courage, love, and hope at the end of the world.

I'm gonna be honest here, what first attracted me to this one was the cover. I think it's absolutely stunning! Secondly, I'm intrigued by the fact that this isn't an 'omg an asteroid is gonna strike the earth we MUST stop it' kind of book. It's about what's important enough to still do before you die. And it's set on an island.
What do you guys think? And what upcoming book did you pick this Wednesday?


  1. I think you have an awesome pick there. The cover is definitvely a fine piece of art, and I feel good that it's not the ususal kind of eshaton book. I'll keep my eyes open for this one, thanks a lot for sharing. =) My WoW

  2. I do like the cover for this, but I don't think it matches the storyline. Just looking at the cover, I thought it was a Contemp. romance or New Adult read but after reading the synopsis, it feels more like a survival book instead. Still, I do want to read it. Great choice, adding to my pile!

    My Wow

  3. I love the cover of this one. It's beautiful.


  4. Ooh a book that I hadn't heard of before. Very nice Carmen.


  5. I haven't seen this one before but it does sound so interesting! I hope it'll be as good as it sounds! Thanks for sharing Carmen :)

  6. Haha...yep, I added this to my TBR solely for that cover, too. :) But it does sound good. It's funny that it's about an asteroid because my initial thoughts on the cover were that it reminded me of a scene from Armageddon. :)

  7. I love the summary for this one. Also, the cover is gorgeous! Great pick :)

  8. I love this cover, its just completely memorizing! Great pick this week!

    Diayll @Mother/Gamer/Writer

    Our WoW This Week

  9. I haven't seen this one before but it sounds great and I hope you enjoy reading it!
    Come check out my WOW post.

  10. Ooooh this sounds like a really cool take on the asteroid bit. I like the different approach and it makes me curious to see the living they'll well as how it'll all go down. Oh and I agree,the cover is stunning!

    Fantastic pick, thanks for sharing Carmen :)

  11. I love the sound of this book and I agree, pretty cover!

    WoW Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  12. Wow. I haven't heard of this one, but it definitely sounds like a book I would enjoy. Plus, I really love that cover.

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

    YA Sisterhood

  13. This is so gorgeous and sounds really good! It was my WoW last week! :D I hope we both enjoy it!

  14. I really love the cover too. Simple enough, but striking. Great pick; sounds like a good one. I like that it's more about everyday life as well.


  15. I've seen this several times, it looks GREAT! Nice pick :) <3!
    Beth | The Reading Vixens [Formerly YA Vixens]
    Vixen's WoW

  16. Gorgeous cover! Reminds me of Melancholia!

    My WoW

    Eva @ All Books Considered

  17. Love the cover as well!
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  18. I'm excited for this one too. Can't wait to read it. Great pick!