Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.
This week I'm waiting on...
Numbers 2: The Chaos by Rachel Ward
Summary from Amazon: Adam sees 'numbers' - when he looks in peoples' eyes he can see their death-dates, just like his mum Jem used to. Adam has trouble dealing with his awful gift, and when he realises that everyone around him has the same series of numbers, he becomes deeply afraid of what might happen in 2025. Desperate to find out what could be about to go wrong, Adam spends hours researching possibilities - war, nuclear accidents, killer viruses. He knows something big is coming, but what? And is there anything he can possibly do about it?
I read the first Numbers book earlier this year and was drawn in by its gritty, unflinching take on what it might really be like to have a supernatural power you can't switch off. Judging from this summary, Numbers 2 is set to seriously raise the stakes: the end of the world is nigh, and our protagonist is the only one who knows about it. It may just be the first pre-apocalyptic YA novel I've read.
This one's due out June 2010 in the UK, by which time our US friends will have had plenty of time to catch themselves up on the first book. I don't have supernatural powers, but I'm foreseeing must read.