#murdertrending Waiting on Wednesday / Can’t Wait Wednesday! #AuthorSpotlight on #AltRead #WOW @GretchenMcNeil

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:


Book details 


by Gretchen McNeil (Goodreads Author)
 4.01  ·   Rating details ·  126 Ratings  ·  70 Reviews
WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest 8/18 citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society’s most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0.

When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she’s about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn’t commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she’s innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman’s cast of executioners kill them off one by one?


About the Author

Gretchen McNeil is the author of the YA horror/suspense novels POSSESS, 3:59, RELIC, GET EVEN, GET DIRTY, and TEN (a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a Romantic Times Top Pick, and a Booklist Top Ten Horror Fiction for Youth) all with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins. Gretchen’s first YA contemporary I’M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL, also with Balzer + Bray, hit shelves in 2016, and her next novel will be the horror-comedy #MURDERTRENDING for Disney/Freeform in August 2018.

Gretchen’s novels have been published internationally in Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, and Czech. The film adaptation of TEN starring China Anne McClain (Descendants 2, Black Lightning), Rome Flynn (The Bold and the Beautiful), and Callan McAuliffe (Flipped, I Am Number Four), directed by Chris Robert for Rain Maker Films, premiered on Lifetime on September 16, 2017.

Gretchen is repped by Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown, Ltd. You can find Gretchen on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and on her website.

What have you been wanting to read? My Thoughts!

I love all sorts of genres, as you have probably noticed, never sticking to only one theme, so this book really appeals to me as it’s quite different to anything I’ve read lately, and brings out the horror fiend in me! LOL My love of horror, has never vanished. Even when friends and family have often said, “Shouldn’t you have grown out of THAT stage by now?” There’s just something about reading a scary book, or watching a scary film I just love. Even if afterwards I can’t go upstairs without turning on all the lights first! 

I found this and added it to my bookshelf on July 4th, but I cannot recall where I found this, only that it was on a Wednesday, during this very meme. So, if it was you, please let me know 🙂 Next time I do this, I’ll  make a note of where I discovered these great books, so I can thank you, mystery book blogger, personally!

Is this on your TBR or have you already read it? So many people have already downloaded this, but it’s not available in England until 7th August! Not too long to wait, but I can’t understand why we can’t get hold of it here yet (not even on NetGalley) Agh!

What your ‘Can’t wait for’ book? Do let me know in the comments below. Thank you! 

Luv Sass x

Oh, I just found this. Pre-order freebies are for Brits, too, which makes a pleasant (and rather memorable – I like her already) change!

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10 thoughts on “#murdertrending Waiting on Wednesday / Can’t Wait Wednesday! #AuthorSpotlight on #AltRead #WOW @GretchenMcNeil

  1. How have a missed this one?! it sounds like something I would really like, plus the mention of Alcatraz too. Awesome find.

  2. I think you found this on my Can’t-Wait Wednesday post two weeks ago. I’m not sure though, maybe you’ve found this somewhere else first. Nevertheless, I’m so glad you’re excited for this too. I can’t wait to hear your review on this one in the future. 😀

  3. I saw this one somewhere too, can’t think where. Glad that you featured it. And, no, I’ll never grow out of my mystery/horror loving reading. LOL

  4. I’m definitely looking forward to this one! I haven’t read Gretchen McNeil ina while, and this one sounds fabulous!

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