Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday: This Is Not the End - Chandler Baker

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for This Is Not the End by Chandler Baker.

This Is Not the End
Chandler Baker
Series: N/A
Release Date: August 8th, 2017
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Waited on by: Noor

I wonder if for the rest of my life, I’ll be haunted by beautiful days.
On one cloudless, radiant summer afternoon, Lake Devereaux lost everything. The car crash claimed the lives of her best friend and boyfriend, the people who had become her family after her own fell apart. But she doesn’t have to lose them both.
The development of resurrection technology has changed the world. Under the new laws regulating the process, each person gets one resurrection to be used or forfeited on their eighteenth birthday. Mere weeks away from turning eighteen, Lake faces an impossible choice.
Envisioning life without one of the people she loves most is shattering enough, but Lake carries an additional burden: years ago, under family pressure, Lake secretly—and illegally—promised her resurrection to someone who isn’t even dead yet.
The search for answers about her future draws Lake more deeply into the secrets of her past until she begins to question everything about those closest to her. Betrayals and hurts both new and old threaten to eclipse the memories she once cherished.
Then Lake meets a boy unlike anyone she’s encountered before, who unflinchingly embraces the darkest parts of her life . . . and who believes that all resurrections are wrong.
Which path is the right one? And how can Lake start to heal when she can't move on?
There's a few things ~working for me~ here.

  • I like the cover and the title and we all know I'm a shallow homie who loves instant gratification. 
  • I love contemporaries but this is not just contemporaries but like soft sci-fi contemporary which sounds like it could be really cool? Honestly I'm into it. 
  • I have seen pretty mixed reviews about this book and as much as I love to love a book, I also love to hate books, and there's definitely ~negative potential~ here -- how does this resurrection program work? how will the resurrected person react? what are the logistics? is this a romance book or a sci-fi book or both? Lots of variables!!!! 
    • Note: This doesn't mean I want the book to be terrible or I will judge it more harshly or sth! I want Chandler Baker to succeed and be happy and write gr8 books as much as the next person!! There's also lots of ~positive potential~ too which is why I'm reading it to begin with!!
  • It just seems like something really different from what I've been reading lately and like a really nice low-stress book to end the summer with (it releases around the time school starts for me).

What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!


  1. My apologies if this is a repeated comment -- but I love the sound of this, and it's definitely one of the more unusual plots I've seen recently. I like how you're ready to "enjoy" it even if it is bad lol

  2. I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds intriguing. I'll have to check it out!

    Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Such a pretty cover and I've not heard of this. Hope you love it!

  4. I agree with you on the cover it is so pretty! I will totally pick up a book just for the cover!! Also, this one looks interesting. Great pick!

  5. I'm definitely looking forward to this one too! I'm trying to ignore the mixed reviews and hope for the best! I have a copy of this I plan to read in the next couple weeks. :)

  6. Definitely an intriguing premise. I also really like the cover and book title. I'd be curious about this one too.


  7. Wow, first time I've seen this one! It's not very often that I actually stumble upon new books via WoW, but when it happens... :D This sounds really interesting, I'll have to keep an eye out for it! The cover is pretty nice too.

    Cass @ Words on Paper

  8. I really love the sound of this one, and I can’t wait to read it! There is something really cool about soft sci-fi contemporaries. Great pick!! :D

  9. Wow, that cover, tagline, and even the title are all awesome. Love the premise- very original. I want to read this now! I love that it's something totally new. Resurrection tech- hmmm. Very curious to see how this one turns out.

  10. I tend to want books just because of the cover as well. This does sound interesting. I hope you enjoy it!