April 6, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #17: The Female of the Species

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Because... What the What?!?!

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Release Date: Sept. 20, 2016
Goodreads Summary: Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it. When her older sister, Anna, was murdered three years ago and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best. The language of violence.

While her crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people, even in her small hometown. She relegates herself to the shadows, a girl who goes unseen in plain sight, unremarkable in the high school hallways.

But Jack Fisher sees her. He’s the guy all other guys want to be: the star athlete gunning for valedictorian with the prom queen on his arm. Guilt over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered hasn’t let him forget Alex over the years, and now her green eyes amid a constellation of freckles have his attention. He doesn’t want to only see Alex Craft; he wants to know her.

So does Peekay, the preacher’s kid, a girl whose identity is entangled with her dad’s job, though that does not stop her from knowing the taste of beer or missing the touch of her ex-boyfriend. When Peekay and Alex start working together at the animal shelter, a friendship forms and Alex’s protective nature extends to more than just the dogs and cats they care for.

Circumstances bring Alex, Jack, and Peekay together as their senior year unfolds. While partying one night, Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting the teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever. Acclaimed author Mindy McGinnis artfully crafts three alternating perspectives into a dark and riveting exploration of what it means to be the female of the species.

What are you waiting on?


  1. I also saw this as well and put it as an ARC request. Hope I get approved for it :D Would love to read it early :D

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

    1. This looks so good! I love this author.

  2. Oh this sounds interesting. I look forward to seeing your thoughts on it!

  3. Oh wow, this sounds fantastic. I feel like I saw this cover recently but I didn't know what the book was about. Thanks so much for sharing!!


    p.s. book giveaway going on if interested!

  4. This is new to me Kay - the cover is so eye catching! I hope you enjoy it - can't wait to see your review :)

    1. I think this one is going to be so very good! I love this author.


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