Can’t Wait Wednesday – WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power.  The blurb on Netgalley describes this book as a feminist Lord of the Flies, which piqued my interest right away. Lord of the Flies was one of the most fascinating and disturbing books I read in high school so any books dubbed as similar are automatically going to be of interest to me.  Also, that cover is pretty fabulous as well. Creepy yet beautiful.


WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power

Publication Date: July 9, 2019



From Goodreads:

It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

30 replies
  1. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    I really like the sound of this one – school stories are always fun and add in a life-changing viral infection running rampant… Thank you for sharing!

  2. Jordan Rose
    Jordan Rose says:

    Ever since I saw that cover for this a little while ago I’ve been so intrigued! The premise sounds super intriguing and I’m definitely keeping my eye out for this one, it sounds right up my alley. Great pick!

  3. Greg
    Greg says:

    Oh yeah. Boarding school plus something toxic plus a quarantine, having to venture outisde a fence- this one may push all the buttons lol! Awesome cover too.

  4. verushka
    verushka says:

    Gosh, that cover Suzanne! Whew, this is going to be a good if intense like crazy too. Lord of the Flies stuck with me long after I read it in high school too — I agree, one of the most disturbing books.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      It’s definitely a good one to read since so many other books and movies seem to reference it. I found it to be a fascinating but disturbing read.

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