Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday | Shade Me by Jennifer Brown

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Breaking The Spine.

Shade Me by Jennifer Brown
Publisher:  Katherine Tegen Books
Expected Publication Date: January 19, 2016
Pages: 448
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Goodreads Description

Nikki Kill does not see the world like everyone else. In her eyes, happiness is pink, sadness is a mixture of brown and green, and lies are gray. Thanks to a rare phenomenon called synesthesia, Nikki’s senses overlap, in a way that both comforts and overwhelms her.

Always an outsider, just one ‘D’ shy of flunking out, Nikki’s life is on the fast track to nowhere until the night a mysterious call lights her phone up bright orange—the color of emergencies. It’s the local hospital. They need Nikki to identify a Jane Doe who is barely hanging on to life after a horrible attack.

The victim is Peyton Hollis, a popular girl from Nikki’s school who Nikki hardly knows. One thing is clear: Someone wants Peyton dead. But why? And why was Nikki’s cell the only number in Peyton’s phone?

As she tries to decipher the strange kaleidoscope of clues, Nikki finds herself thrust into the dark, glittering world of the ultra-rich Hollis family, and drawn towards Peyton’s handsome, never-do-well older brother Dru. While Nikki’s colors seem to help her unravel the puzzle, what she can’t see is that she may be falling into a trap. The only truth she can be sure of is that death is a deep, pulsing crimson.

Why I'm Waiting

Do  I seriously need to explain why I'm waiting on this one? This novel sounds so exciting! Not only is it a thriller/mystery, it's also has some hints of science fiction (because of the synesthesia). The fact that Nikki can see auras is already an interesting concept alone. Then you add in the fact that a girl from Nikki's school, who she doesn't talk to, was almost killed and Nikki is the only person they can contact for her and this story seems like it goes into another level.

It seems like Nikki is going to try to figure out who tried to kill Peyton and why all on her own. She is bound to get into some trouble in the process of her investigation. I've been wanting to read a good mystery lately and I think this will be exactly what I'm looking for!

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