The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly @matthew_reilly Waiting on Wednesday / Can’t Wait Wednesday! #AuthorSpotlight #WOW

The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly |

Waiting on Wednesday / Can’t Wait Wednesday


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, and my version is a mix of what I’m waiting to read, whether it’s a new release that is not out yet, or an older book on my TBR shelf, which I really want to read but haven’t got around to it yet.

Here’s my ‘Can’t wait to read’, book for this week:

The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly |
The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly |

Book details 

The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly

The windows on all the skyscrapers are smashed . . .
No power, no lights, no people . . .
It’s a parallel New York of some kind.


When Skye Rogers and her twin brother Red move to Manhattan, rumours of a coming global apocalypse are building. But this does not stop the young elite of New York from partying without a care.


And then suddenly Skye is invited to join an exclusive gang known as the Secret Runners of New York.
But this is no ordinary clique – they have access to an underground portal that can transport them into the future. And what Skye discovers in the future is horrifying . . .


As society crumbles and Skye and Red race to figure out how to use their knowledge to survive the impending annihilation, they soon discover that the chaotic end of the world is a fine time for revenge . . .



About the Author

Matthew Reilly wrote his first book, Contest, in 1994 whilst attending the University of New South Wales. It was rejected by every major publishing company.

This caused Reilly to self-publish 1,000 copies using money borrowed from his family.

Reilly went to a bookstore in Sydney and asked if he could place the copies on one of their book shelves. They accepted the offer. Very shortly after, the books had sold out and the owner of the bookstore called Reilly to order more books.

One copy was read by Pan Macmillan, who immediately signed Reilly up to write Ice Station, which became an international bestseller.

Since then, he has been published in over fifteen countries, including Norway, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, South Africa, Japan and China.

Reilly’s main influences include Michael Crichton, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and possibly Art Bell

What have you been wanting to read? 

Is this on your TBR or have you already read it? What your ‘Can’t wait for’ book? Do let me know in the comments below. Thank you! 

I absolutely LOVE this cover – the colours, the intrigue… what do you think?

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Author: Sassy Brit, Author Assistant

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28 thoughts on “The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly @matthew_reilly Waiting on Wednesday / Can’t Wait Wednesday! #AuthorSpotlight #WOW

  1. Contest is my favorite book… I love it… The year it came out, I remember I was in my last year of medicine and I had exams coming up… But I read this book twice… Instead of my text books.. Well those were the days

  2. That’s a totally new to me one! I hope you enjoy it once you get to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

  3. This one does sound good. I have so many that I am waiting for that I can’t even think, but I guess I am waiting for The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman coming out in April.

    1. The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted sounds really good! I looked it up. No wonder you need this 🙂

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