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"Waiting On" Wednesday (#69) Pretending to Be Erica by Michelle Painchaud


“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:

Pretending to Be Erica by
Expected publication: July 21st 2015 by Viking Juvenile

From Goodreads: 

We Were Liars meets Heist Society in a riveting debut!

Seventeen-year-old Violet’s entire life has revolved around one thing: becoming Erica Silverman, an heiress kidnapped at age five and never seen again. Violet’s father, the best con man in Las Vegas, has a plan, chilling in its very specific precision. Violet shares a blood type with Erica; soon, thanks to surgery and blackmail, she has the same face, body, and DNA. She knows every detail of the Silvermans’ lives, as well as the PTSD she will have to fake around them. And then, when the time is right, she “reappears”—Erica Silverman, brought home by some kind of miracle. But she is also Violet, and she has a job: Stay long enough to steal the Silverman Painting, an Old Master legendary in the Vegas crime world. Walking a razor’s edge, calculating every decision, not sure sometimes who she is or what she is doing it for, Violet is an unforgettable heroine, and Pretending to be Erica is a killer debut.

Why I'm Waiting:

This book looks to combine so many things I love.  A debut novel and a con artist book being the top two.  Plus I love the cover of this.  It makes me want to grab it and start reading.


  1. Sounds like an intriguing read! I do hope that you love it once you read it!

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  2. This sounds so good! I definitely want to read this! Great pick!

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  3. We Were Liars meets Heist Society?? I will definitely be picking this one up! Thanks for sharing :)