Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #31: Bruised


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

My pick for this week is:


16-year-old Imogen Malley has spent most of her life in the shadow of her popular older brother, but there is one area in which she excels: martial arts.

As the youngest black belt at her dojang, Imogen loves assistant teaching more than anything in the world, and she plans to open her own martial arts studio one day. Per the Tae Kwon Do student creed, she's come to think of herself as a potential hero, a defender of the weak, and a champion of justice.

Her confidence disappears when she freezes up at an armed robbery that leaves someone dead. Guilt-stricken and numb, Imogen is left to wonder if martial arts failed her, or she failed it. Estranged from her family and friends, who don't understand why she's still beating herself up for failing to act, she struggles to get by on her own, and decides to prove herself by teaching another student how to fight –- no holds barred, no protective gear, no rules.

When the image you have of yourself is shattered, how do you make it whole again?


This sounds like a great and emotional read.  I like the cover, and it looks like it will match the story well.  I can't wait to read this once it is released in March.

What are you Waiting On this Wednesday?



  1. Excellent choice, this sounds awesome. I think I came across it before but completely forgot to add it to my list. Think I'll do that immediately so it doesn't happen again :)

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  2. New follower! I saw this one a couple of weeks ago. Good choice!

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    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  3. I love the name Imogen - although it always reminds me of the singer/band Imogen Heap. Great music too! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. I hadn't heard of this book before, but it sounds really interesting. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
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