Waiting on Wednesday: Circle 9

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Waiting on Wednesday: Circle 9

Circle Nine by Anne Heltzel

Circle Nine by Anne Heltzel
Published by Candlewick Press
Pub Date: September 13th 2011
Buy the book! | Goodreads

Who was Abby then? Who is Abby now? An unsettling psychological thriller, seen through a lost girl’s eyes.

She knows only Sam, a mysterious teenage boy. He is her sole companion; her whole life. She was born, already a teenager, lying outside a burning building in soot-stained clothes, remembering nothing, not even her name. He showed her the necklace she had on, the one that named her: Abby. Sam brought her to live in his cavepalace, where he gives her everything she needs. He loves her. He protects her from the world outside, from everyone who wants to hurt them, like the denizens of Circle Nine, Dante’s deepest circle of hell. But even in a charmed, brand-new life like Abby’s, change will come. Sam falls ill. A new girl comes to stay, and Abby begins to question Sam’s devotion. With doubt comes emotional turmoil, changes in perception, and glimpses of her past identity. In this courageous psychological thriller, Abby tells the story of living her new life and discovering her old one, while grappling with an ever-changing reality.


I hadn’t heard about this book until this week…when I read a review of it by Melissa of I Swim for Oceans. Yeah..it pretty much convinced me I had to read this book. Thanks, Melissa!

What are you waiting on??


Jess @ Gone with the Words

27 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Circle 9”

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    Mocha Latte

    Great pick, Jess! Here’s mine: http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday15.html

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    Cary Cummings

    Wow, this book sounds absolutely amazing! It’s strange that I’ve never heard of it before. Obviously, you chose well in picking this book!! :)

    Here’s my WoW Post:

    PS. I’m now following you :)

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    Jan von Harz

    The summary does is quite different and certainly makes me curious too. Great pick!

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    I think I’ve seen this a while ago, but I totally forgot about it. It sounds fantastic! Definitely need to put that onto my tbr-list.

    Thanks for sharing! :)

    (My WoW)

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    Under The Covers Book Blog

    This one sounds really interesting thanks for sharing

    My WoW

    Suzanne @ Under the Covers

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    Christy @TheReaderBee

    This book really does sound great! I’m going to have to add it to my list! :)

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    Nora Ellen

    Ooooo, ahhhhhhh! Niiiiceeeee WoW!

    thanks for stopping by my blog..have a great week!

    Nora, The Bookery

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    This sounds fab! It’s going on my tbr list for sure!

    Thanks for sharing!

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