Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Cheerleaders - Kara Thomas

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

This week I can't wait for The Cheerleaders!

The Cheerleaders
Kara Thomas
Series: n/a
Release Date: July 31, 2018
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Waited on by: Sam
There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook.

First there was the car accident—two girls gone after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know why he did it. Monica’s sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad. No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they lost.

That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, it’s not that easy. She just wants to forget. Only, Monica’s world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdad’s desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . . . Whatever happened five years ago isn’t over. Some people in town know more than they’re saying. And somehow Monica is at the center of it all.

There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn’t mean anyone else is safe.
Thomas has quickly become one of my favorite YA mystery-thriller writers. Her approach to darker things is always well done, and she has a real knack for creating these messy, complicated characters, who I am still sort of able to like. She writes a corkscrew of a story with tons of twists and turns, that keep me guessing and guessing. I definitely want to get into this world, and get to the bottom of what is eating away at Monica and what really happened to the cheerleaders.

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


  1. I must know about this author! This sounds crazy good -- and that cover!!

  2. Kara Thomas really does write great dark YA books! I haven't read one I a while but I've read a few of her books and enjoyed them. I hope you enjoy this new book when you get the chance to read it, Sam!

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  3. It's a new rage these days. I'm yet to try a YA thriller so I'll be checking this out.

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

  4. Murder Mysteries aren't my thing, but this sounds interesting!

  5. I've never read this author before, but I love a good mystery! Will have to check this one out.

  6. I'm ready for this one too! I've read Kara's other two books and really loved them.


  7. I am looking forward to this one, it sounds so creepy.

  8. I don't know why I thought that this was already out! I'm excited too!

  9. Nice!! I can't wait to read this one either! It's actually my next read. Hope you love it too once you read it!

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  10. I'm probably too chicken to read this lol!!! Hope you love it though <3

  11. GAH! What is happening in Sunnybrook and WHY ARE THE CHEERLEADERS TARGETS!? i must know! adding to my tbr!

  12. This one does have quite an interesting concept. I can't believe it isn't coming out until July! I hope that it is one we both enjoy. :)

  13. This sounds dark and intense! I may need to get it :)

  14. This sounds soooo good! I'm pretty sure I've never read anything by this author but based on your comments, it sounds like I need to change that fast!

  15. I have been seeing a whole lot of this one. I hope you love it, Sam!