Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring Switchback by Danika Stone. I have enjoyed quite a few of Stone’s other novels and this survival story has me really intrigued.
Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.
THIS WEEK’S BOOK:Title: Switchback
Author: Danika Stone
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: May 28, 2019
Ashton Hamid knows everything about gaming. His D&D battles are epic; the video game tournaments he organizes, multi-day tests of endurance with players around the world. Real life, however, is a different matter. So when he and his best friend—outspoken "A" student (and social outcast) Vale Shumway—head out on a camping trip to Waterton Lakes National Park with their Phys. Ed. class, Ash figures it’ll be two days of bug bites, bad food, and inside jokes.
Instead, the two friends find themselves in a fight for survival.
An unexpected October snowstorm separates Ash and Vale from the rest of their class. By the time the teens realize they’ve missed the trail, they have wandered deep into the Canadian Rockies. Lost in the wilderness and hunted by deadly predators, their only hope is to work together. But with Vale’s limited supplies and Ash’s inexperience, can the best friends stay alive long enough to find their way back to civilization?
There is something about books that have a survival theme that just draws me right in. It should be interesting to see how these characters deal with the real struggles of working together to stay alive. I’ve never been to the Rockies, but I am sure it is quite a scary place to be stranded in.