Waiting On Wednesday (64) The Living by Matt de la Pena

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine.
For this weeks Waiting On Wednesday I chose The Living by Matt de la Pena.

Expected Publication:
November 12, 2013 by Delacorte Books


Shy took the summer job to make some money. In a few months on a luxury cruise liner, he'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills. And how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two—every cruise has different passengers, after all.

But everything changes when the Big One hits. Shy's only weeks out at sea when an earthquake more massive than ever before recorded hits California, and his life is forever changed.

The earthquake is only the first disaster. Suddenly it's a fight to survive for those left living.

 Why Am I Waiting?
It feels like it has been forever and a day since I've read a proper disaster book. The Living according to some early reviews sounds like Lost just without the er questionable ending to that series. Anyway, while I'm not in love with this cover, I think they still have time to change it before release so we'll see. 

Since I'm curious, Have you heard of The Living before? 
If you've read it, Did you like it? 
Any recommends for Disaster books I should check out?

Leave your answers in the comments below. I love to read your responses.
That about wraps up my Waiting On Wednesday for this week. Feel free to leave a link to your Wednesday memes in the comments below, I love finding new books to read. Like what you see? Please share!


  1. I agree - the cover looks like it's from out of the 70s. Like an old Peter Benchley novel perhaps. The story sounds good, though. I love disaster/survival stories.

    1. Yes! I definitely agree with the retro feel. I'd prefer an updated cover though.

  2. I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds intriguing. To the TBR list it goes! Thanks for sharing. :)

    ~Mandi Kaye | My WoW

    1. I only heard of it very recently. I was searching for a different book and saw it pop up under recommendations. I'm such a sucker for disaster books.

  3. I haven't heard of this one but this sounds amazing! I mean like a real thing not typical survival stories with no survival in them :) Great pick :)

  4. Haven't heard of The Living before. I'm a Lost fan so it sounds like my cup of tea. Nice pick.
    <a href="http://adinabb.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/waiting-on-wednesday-the-promise-of-amazing/My WoW</a>

  5. it's not my kind of book but it sounds awesome! hope you get a copy of it soon :)

    hope you can stop by my WoW.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  6. This looks super creepy. Not really my type of book, but I'm adoring the cover.

    - Sam :D

  7. OOoh that looks intense! Haven't heard of it before but the cover alone gives me chills!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

  8. I agree....need more good disaster books. I'm not a fan of the cover either, but the book itself sounds pretty good. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I've seen this one before and I loved the sound of this crazy disaster. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Oh, this sounds good but not something I'd normally go for. I sure hope you enjoy the book though!

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my post earlier! Just returned the love. Happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  11. This looks super terrifying especially as someone who lives in California and hears all the time about how we should be expecting a BIG earthquake.


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