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"Waiting On" Wednesday (#89) Instructions for the End of the World: A Novel by Jamie Kain


“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:

Instructions for the End of the World: A Novel by
Expected publication: December 8th 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin

From Goodreads: 

From the author of The Good Sister comes a gripping novel about two sisters who learn that there are things in life—love, loss, and self-discovery—that you simply can't prepare for.

He prepared their family for every natural disaster known to man—except for the one that struck.

When Nicole Reed’s father forces her family to move to a remote area of the Sierra Foothills, one without any modern conveniences, it's too much too handle for her mother, who abandons them in the middle of the night. Heading out to track her down, Nicole’s father leaves her in charge of taking care of the house and her younger sister, Izzy. For a while, Nicole is doing just fine running things on her own. But then the food begins to run out, the pipes crack, and forest fires start slowly inching their way closer every day. Wolf, a handsome boy from the neighboring community, offers to help her when she needs it most, but when she starts to develop feelings for him, feelings she knows she will never be allowed to act on once her father returns, she must make a decision. With her family falling apart, will she choose to continue preparing for tomorrow’s disasters, or will she take a chance and really start living for today?

Instructions for the End of the World is a gripping, young adult novel that explores family, friendship, and love in the midst of the most difficult and dangerous circumstances.

Why I'm Waiting:

This looks like it will be a really sweet yet heartbreaking story.  I like the idea that it's set out in the middle of nowhere. 


  1. Nice pick! Doesn't sound like my kind of read but still hope you love it once you read it!

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  2. Sounds like an interesting twist to disaster/dystopian stories! I'd definitely be interested in hearing more about this one from reviewers.

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  3. This one sounds interesting. I'm interested in hearing more about it from reviewers before adding it to my TBR list.
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