Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I am waiting on
Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
Publication Date: May 2nd 2017
Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future.
Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II.
Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers—friends—die. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.
When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him. Harper reminds him of the person he was before the PTSD, which helps anchor him to the present. With practice, maybe Kale could remain in the present permanently and never step foot on a battlefield again. Maybe he can have the normal life he craves.
But then Harper finds Kale’s name in a historical article—and he’s listed as a casualty of the war. Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. Otherwise, he’ll be killed in a time where he doesn’t belong by a bullet that was never meant for him.
A time-traveling high school drop out soldier with PTSD. Yes please. I love a military base story, especially one that explores the affects of PTSD. I also love time traveling, especially when the Second World War is a destination. So this book sounds like a winner for me. I love the idea of his PTSD following him to his normal life and it sounds like the consequences of time travel will also be explored in this book. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
What’s your most anticipated book?
4 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Cold Summer”
Oh wow this sounds really interesting, Lois. I’ll have to add it to my TBR. I’m not a big fan of time travel books, but this sounds powerful and emotional. I NEED!
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Time travel is always a hit or miss for me but I’m a sucker for a military man in books and how they adjust to normal life after all they’ve experienced so I’m hopeful about this book. 😀
I’ve seen this book before! I thought it already came out 😛
But time travel has me intrigued!
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I thought the cover was another installment to the Firebird series by Claudia Gray cause I’m convinced that the same artist designed them haha.