Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #50: Skink - No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen


"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 


This week I am eagerly waiting on Carl Hiaasen's first YA novel Skink- No Surrender. It's due out September 23, 2014 from Knopf Books for Young Readers. 

Skink is easily one of the most loved characters in Carl Hiaasen's books. I know he is one of my favorites. One of the things that impressed me was the library he keeps in the trunk of a car, another his kindness to an old lady. And don't forget he prefers to be called "Captain." The former governor of Florida with one eye and perfect teeth has had many wild adventures and this promises to be another one.

From the publisher and Goodreads:
Classic Malley: her parents are about to ship her off to boarding school, so she takes off with some guy she met online . . . Poor Richard: he's less of a rebel than Malley, and a lot less trusting. He knows his cousin is in trouble before she does. Wild Skink: he's a ragged, one-eyed, wandering vigilante, with perfect teeth. Also, a former governor of Florida. Also, supposedly dead. But he's a man who relishes a lost cause, and he's willing to do whatever it takes to find Malley. With Richard riding shotgun, this unlikely pair sets off on a breakneck chase, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, giant gators, and flying bullets.

In Carl Hiaasen's outrageous, hilarious, and wildly dangerous state of Florida, there are a million places an outlaw might stash a teenage girl. A million unpleasant ways to die. And two who'll risk everything to rescue a friend . . . and to, hopefully, exact a bit of swamp justice. With Skink at the wheel, the search for the missing girl is both nail-bitingly tense and laugh-out-loud funny. 

I've read many of his books for grownups and enjoyed them. I am really looking forward to this one and expecting it will be quite good as well. 

What's your WoW this week? Leave the title or a link in the comments.

10 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this author before but the book looks really interesting! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. I haven't read any of this author's books, but this novel does sound interesting!
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    1. Your WoW sounds good too. Thanks for sharing it!

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  3. This is new to me! I hope you enjoy it :) New follower :)

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for the follow!

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  4. Sounds like a fun ride! I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. I think it's gonna be a wild ride indeed. Thanks for coming by!

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  5. This sounds awesome! I'll have to try this series - I love a good mystery!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for coming by and commenting!

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