Waiting on Wednesday #72: Falls the Shadow by Stefanie Gaither

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This is where you showcase an upcoming release you're anxiously awaiting!

This week, I'm waiting on:
Falls the Shadow by Stefanie Gaither.

Expected Publication: September 16, 2014.
by: Simon & Schuster BFYR.

Goodreads Synopsis:
When Cate Benson was twelve, her sister died. 
Two hours after the funeral, they picked up Violet’s replacement, and it was like nothing had ever happened. Because Cate’s parents are among those who decided to grant their children a sort of immortality—by cloning them at birth. So this new Violet has the same smile. The same laugh. That same perfect face. Thanks to advancements in mind-uploading technology, she even has all the same memories as the girl she replaced. 
She also might have murdered the most popular girl in school. 
Or at least, that’s what the paparazzi and crazy anti-cloning protesters want everyone to think: that clones are violent, unpredictable monsters. Cate is used to hearing all that, though. She’s used to standing up for her sister too, and she’s determined to prove her innocence now—at whatever the cost. But the deeper she digs for the truth, the further Cate's carefully-constructed life begins to unravel, unveiling a world filled with copies and lies, where nothing and no one—not even her sister— is completely what they seem. 
In a pulse pounding debut, Stefanie Gaither takes readers on a nail-biting ride through a future that looks frighteningly similar to our own time and asks: how far are you willing to go to keep your family together?

Why I'm excited:
More sci-fi? This one about clone replacements for dead people that may or may not be violent and dangerous? With secrets and surprises and family stakes? Yeah, you can definitely count me in on this one.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I'm in love with this cover! The book sounds really good too!
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  2. It sounds like it is going to be a good one. Great choice.

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  3. YES! This was my WoW pick last week--doesn't it look so good!? Yay!

    :) Jen

  4. Oh, I must have this too. Sounds amazing.

  5. Oh, this one sounds a lot like The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna! I'm not normally a big sci-fi reader but I do like books about clones and genetic engineering, etc. so I might give this one a try :)

  6. What an amazing cover! I hadn't heard of this book before, but it sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing! :)
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