Wishlist Wednesday: Switchback

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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.


Wishlist Wednesday: SwitchbackTitle: Switchback
Author: Danika Stone
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: May 28, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

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?

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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.

About Danika Stone

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Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both teens (All the Feels and Internet Famous) adults (Edge of Wild and The Dark Divide). When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.

21 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday: Switchback

  1. Helena @ The Life of a Booknerd Addict says:

    Oh, this definitely sounds good! I too love survival theme stories. I actually have a thing with survival TV shows ha-ha 😂 so I’m pretty interested in this one. I haven’t seen this around but I definitely know the author. Hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it.

    I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and Happy Holiday Season.
    Always, Helena
    Helena @ The Life of a Booknerd Addict recently posted…Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta, Cori McCarthy

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