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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Passenger by Andrew Smith @marburyjack @mackidsbooks

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we seriously can’t wait for.

Jack and Conner have a plan.

They think it's the only reasonable way to deal with the Marbury lens. 

But the four boys - Jack, Conner, Ben, and Griffin - end up scattered in different places at different times. Jack is lost in a Marbury that isn't Marbury, a Glenbrook that isn't Glenbrook, pursued through every crumbling not-world by an uncaring cop trying to solve the mystery of Freddie Horvath's murder, and a deceitful kid named Quinn Cahill who believes he is the King of Marbury. Jack's universe is collapsing in on itself. He finds his friends. He finds his home. 

There's always just one thing, and Jack knows it. 

This can't be it.


If you have read THE MARBURY LENS, then you know exactly what I'm talking about. Andrew Smith not only knows how to take you on a mental vacation through hell he will also make your "head explode". Excited yet?

Hardcover, 480 pages
Expected pub date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Pre-order via Amazon
Pre-order via Barnes & Noble
Pre-order via IndieBound

Don’t forget to leave a link in the comments and tell me what goodies you’re Waiting on this Wednesday! As always I hope you have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by.

Happy Reading!


  1. I haven´t read the first book, but I like the cover and the story sounds interesting.
    My WOW

    1. You really need to read The Marbury Lens. Seriously.

      Check back here on the blog Saturday. I'll be making a special announcement in regards to a event that I'm taking part in with 3 other bloggers in celebration of the release of PASSENGER. There will be tons of giveaways--including all of Andrew Smith's books (and more).

  2. I've got the first book on tap and look forward to reading it before Passenger comes out. Then he's got Grasshopper Jungle coming out, I think, next year. So yeah, he's got some great things going.

    1. Andrew is and has been my favorite author and person for a very, very long time. He is one of the most genuine folks you will ever come across in this lifetime. You will realize that in his novels. (If you haven't already) I have a very interesting interview that I held with him last February if you're interested in checking it out. Just go to the archives Feb 2010.

      Grasshopper Jungle is going to be EPIC. As will WINGER and ONCE THERE WERE BIRDS. If you haven't read STICK, GHOST MEDICINE or IN THE PATH OF FALLING OBJECTS, I highly suggest doing so. Every single thing that Andrew writes is absolutely stunning.

      Check out the blog on Saturday, I will be posting the information on the event that will be held in celebration of PASSENGER'S release. There will be read-along's for every book published to date, tons of giveaways and much more. Hope to see you there!

    2. Sorry. The interview was February 2011. My bad.

  3. Thank you so very much! I will check it out for sure.

  4. You have stellar taste then my dear!

    Make sure you check back on Saturday and get the deets for the supa-dupa-spectacular PASSENGER event that will be kicking off on this blog in June and will continue until PASSENGER releases in October.

  5. Excitement! So happy about the Big Passenger Blog Event! And every word you have said about Andrew is the truth.

    1. Thanks, dollface. I'm excited about the event as well. I hope this means that you'll be joining us! :)

  6. Oh I haven't read the Marbury Lens, but it does sound awesome! I love the subtle difference in the covers though... I suppose I'd have to read them to know what it all means, huh?

    jenn | my WoW

    1. Oh. Jenn, TML is so awesome. And, yes, if you'd read it you'd understand the cover of PASSENGER. I just know it will be even better--somehow. Andrew is amazing like that.