Waiting On…Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts

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This week I’m waiting on…

Title Tumble & Fall
Author Alexandra Coutts
Pages 384 Pages
Genre Science Fiction, Apocalyptic, Romance
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
To Be Published September 17th, 2013
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The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week’s time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn’t how to save the world—the question is, what to do with the time that’s left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family — all with the ultimate stakes at hand.

Alexandra Coutts’s Tumble & Fall is a powerful story of courage, love, and hope at the end of the world.

First of all, I think I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention this book’s absolutely stunning cover. It took my breath away the first time I saw it and I still find it absolutely beautiful. Who says you can’t judge a book by it’s cover?

On a more serious (and substantial) note, I think the concept for Coutts’ debut novel sounds extremely promising. I love the fact that it takes place before an impending disaster as opposed to after during the immediate fall-out as so many young adult novels are want to do. The concept raises a number of important questions. I think we’ve all secretely questioned what we would do if we knew we had a limited amount of time left in this world. Tumble & Fall certainly sounds like it has the potential to be one of the most exciting and riveting novels I’ll have the opportunity to read all year.

26 responses to “Waiting On…Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts”

  1. Teresa says:

    This sounds like a really good read and that cover really is gorgeous. Great pick!

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  2. Andrea King says:

    What a beautiful cover! It’s very captivating! 🙂

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  3. Alise says:

    Yep, I am also waiting for this one. Love that cover and the book sounds so good. Great pick!

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  4. I’m waiting on this one too – I have high hopes for it!

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  5. Olena says:

    This one is on my list as well. Thanks for sharing!
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  6. Very nice cover! Nice Pick!
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  7. Katie says:

    I’m looking forward to this one too! I got it off NetGalley a few weeks ago but haven’t read it yet. Can’t wait! And, YES, such a gorgeous cover! One of my favorite covers of 2013 I think.
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  8. Jen says:

    Holy I want this one so bad, like SO BAD. This cover, first of all, is my favorite of 2013, hands down. Second of all, I love the concept of this one! I agree with you, everyone secretly wonders what they would do if the world was about to end, and how they would spend the last week of their life. I’m so glad you’re excited for this one as well! <3
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  9. Krystianna says:

    I can’t wait for this one! It sounds really amazing. I’m a huge fan of apocalypse books so I’m looking forward to finding out what happens BEFORE the apocalypse. I really love your blog. The design is absolutely gorgeous. 🙂
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  10. Leanna says:

    Oh, I know! The cover of this one is gorgeous! I have a review copy from Netgalley, but haven’t read it yet. I like the sound of it, though! 🙂
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  11. I’m so freakin’ excited to read this book. The cover is so mesmerizing!
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  12. I just requested this from Netgalley today! Great choice!

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  13. Oh wow! This one sounds really good, and maybe emotional? I’d imagine so if they know this event is going to happen, and they’re just waiting it out.

    Great pick!
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