Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine.

What I can't wait to read...

Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Release Date: September 30th, 2014
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Goodreads link: (click here)

Book Description from Goodreads:

From the author of THE SUMMER PRINCE, a novel that's John Grisham's THE PELICAN BRIEF meets Michael Crichton's THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN set at an elite Washington D.C. prep school.

Emily Bird was raised not to ask questions. She has perfect hair, the perfect boyfriend, and a perfect Ivy-League future. But a chance meeting with Roosevelt David, a homeland security agent, at a party for Washington DC's elite leads to Bird waking up in a hospital, days later, with no memory of the end of the night.

Meanwhile, the world has fallen apart: A deadly flu virus is sweeping the nation, forcing quarantines, curfews, even martial law. And Roosevelt is certain that Bird knows something. Something about the virus--something about her parents' top secret scientific work--something she shouldn't know.

The only one Bird can trust is Coffee, a quiet, outsider genius who deals drugs to their classmates and is a firm believer in conspiracy theories. And he believes in Bird. But as Bird and Coffee dig deeper into what really happened that night, Bird finds that she might know more than she remembers. And what she knows could unleash the biggest government scandal in US history.

This sounds awesome and I've been looking for a good page-turning thriller. I'm curious how a Grisham/Crichton type thriller will translate to YA. I love the premise of this book and I like books that involve conspiracy theories. I'll be one of the first to pick this book up, for sure.

What books are you looking forward to? Also, can you recommend any other YA thrillers like this one? 

<3 Michelle


  1. I loved Rachel Caine's Revivalist series! Definite thriller. Lots of heart pounding. I think it would be fine for older YA readers.

    1. I have them, I just haven't started them yet. I still have the last 4 Morganville to go. I'm so behind.

  2. this one sounds really good as well. I liked this authors last book.

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    1. I met her a few years ago at the Book Expo and she's super sweet, too.

  3. This sounds very intriguing, a perfect thriller even if the names are super strange. I hope you'll enjoy it, great pick! :D

  4. I've never heard of this one! I hope you enjoy it when you read it :D

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  5. Hmm..never heard of this one before. Nice pick!
    Thanks for droppin by my WoW!

    Michelle, The Escapist