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"Waiting On" Wednesday (#9) Pretenders (Pretenders, #1) by Lisi Harrison


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm picking: Pretenders (Pretenders, #1) by
Expected publication: October 1st 2013 by Poppy

From Goodreads:
My picture is on page eighteen of Noble High's Phoenix yearbook. I am one of the Phoenix Five. You nominated me. You thought I was one of the most outstanding students in our freshman class. You were wrong.

Still, I accepted my award. I acted special. But I couldn't help wondering what it was like to be that way for real. So I broke into Ms. Silver's safe in the faculty lounge and stole all five of our journals. I'm not exposing them out of jealousy or anger. I'm doing this because I am tired of the lies. The bar is too high, and cheating is the only way to reach it. Instagrams are filtered, Facebook profiles are embellished, photos are shopped, Manti T'eo's girlfriend was a anything real anymore?

I found the answer in our journals. These are 100 percent real and 100 percent unedited. The proof is in the pages.

Why I'm Waiting on It: 
I willing to give the author one more chance. Her books tend to be a bit immature for me, but I still have high hopes for the series. 


  1. Ooh! This one could turn out really good! I can't wait to see what you think.

    Happy Reading!
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  2. Nice! Haven't heard of this one, but the cover is definitely eyecatching!

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  3. That sounds really interesting! The mention of Manti T'eo's fake girlfriend really cought my eye!!
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  4. I hadn't heard of this one yet. I haven't read any of her books because they do sound too young, but I might give this one a try. It sounds super interesting. I love "journal" books.
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