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Genre: YA/teen books, Imprint: Little Brown, Publisher: Hachette, Series: Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday: The Rivals (The Mockingbirds #2) by Daisy Whitney

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by
My first and second  and eighth WoW posts were about my guilty pleasure reading – romantic (often paranormal) paperback/mass market novels. My third and fourth WoW posts were YA (young adult) titles. My fifth and sixth WoW posts were about adult literary fiction. My middle grade WoW post is here. And now, featuring another YA:
The Rivals (The Mockingbirds, Book 2)
9780316090575, $17.99, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette)
Read my book review of Book 1, The Mockingbirds, here.
Not sure how I feel about the new cover for this series, but I’m still excited to read Book 2!
Publisher’s description: 
When Alex Patrick was assaulted by another student last year, her elite boarding school wouldn’t do anything about it. This year Alex is head of the Mockingbirds, a secret society of students who police and protect the student body. While she desperately wants to live up to the legacy that’s been given to her, she’s now dealing with a case unlike any the Mockingbirds have seen before.

It isn’t rape. It isn’t bullying. It isn’t hate speech. A far-reaching prescription drug ring has sprung up, and students are using the drugs to cheat. But how do you try a case with no obvious victim? Especially when the facts don’t add up, and each new clue drives a wedge between Alex and the people she loves most: her friends, her boyfriend, and her fellow Mockingbirds.

As Alex unravels the layers of deceit within the school, the administration, and even the student body the Mockingbirds protect, her struggle to navigate the murky waters of vigilante justice may reveal more about herself than she ever expected.

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3 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Rivals (The Mockingbirds #2) by Daisy Whitney

  1. Wow this sounds pretty good I've never heard of it before.GiselleXpresso Reads

    Posted by Giselle | October 19, 2011, 4:33 pm
  2. I've heard of the Mockingbirds but I didn't know there was a sequel! I'll have to add it to my ever-growing TBR list. :PThanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower. :)Andie

    Posted by Andie Z | October 19, 2011, 11:51 pm
  3. deff want to read the first one! i follow you here! 🙂 stop by my blog and let me know what you think of my pick? There's also a giveaway on my author group's blog for some signed books! http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday.html

    Posted by Lindsay Cummings author | October 20, 2011, 2:16 am

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