Waiting on Wednesday: Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a feature hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to feature yet-to-be-released books.

a. lynden rolland


coming april 2014

Alex Ash was born broken. Living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is like living on death row, but she is willing to fight for her diseased life as long as it includes the boy next door. Chase has always held the pieces of her together, but when he dies tragically, Alex’s unfavorable fate becomes a blessing in disguise.

In a peculiar world where rooms can absorb emotions and secrets are buried six feet under, Alex discovers she is anything but frail. Even among limitless minds, envious spirits, and soulless banshees, the most difficult aspect of Alex’s afterlife is juggling between Chase and his reckless brother, neither of whom are willing to give up the girl they both love.

So much for resting in peace.

c.j.'s thoughts

I've been trawling Goodreads for some new 2014 books and this one caught my eye instantly.  Not only is the cover beautiful, but it sets up a mystery from the start:  what is this syndrome?  What world do these people live in?  How can they access the afterlife?  Who are these forces disturbing their peace?  I'm fascinated by the fantasy kind of paranormal and this sounds like just my thing.  I'm hoping for something along the lines of The Archived by Victoria Schwab as far as atmosphere, but with a different kind of creepy.  


  1. Wow! I like that cover a lot. It's a little creepy and mysterious at the same time. The synopsis definitely has me intrigued.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

    Nick - My WoW

  2. I agree between the cover and the unusual syndrome I'm definitely interested.~Sheri

  3. Thanks for stopping by, everyone! Divergent, I hope you find something this Wednesday that intrigues you. (:

  4. "In a peculiar world where rooms can absorb emotions and secrets are buried six feet under, Alex discovers she is anything but frail." <--- WOW. That sounds AWESOME. That line alone about the world makes me think that you'll be satisfied with the atmosphere and would sell me the book.

    And the syndrome sounds so real. I actually scratched my head a bit like... oh, hey, another syndrome I don't know about o.O. I'm not a huge paranormal person, but I agree that this one seems to have a slight fantasy edge that would tip it in my -- and hopefully your -- favor.

    1. You are REALLY good at picking out exactly what bits I thought were compelling. I thought that was such a great blurb.

      I know! I was like, wait....is there something I'm missing? I actually like paranormal if it's not the Twilighty type, so I'm cool with it, but maybe there will be enough fantasy to convince you as well. (:

    2. Christina, that line is the one I've clutched on to since the beginning of my querying/submission process!

      Ehlers-Danlos fascinates me because I think it's indicative of how we feel on the inside (a bit fragile, bruised, and in many ways...broken). It's been intriguing to give my main character- who was broken for seventeen years- a chance to live and love in a world of endless possibilities.

  5. Great pick. I really love your blog design! It's so great. :)

    1. Thank you! I worked really hard on it. (:

  6. This one does sound great! Thanks for the suggestion :)

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  7. C.J.- you totally rock! I'm thrilled you like the premise- I've had so much fun creating a world that the mind can manipulate, so I hope it doesn't disappoint!

    1. WOW, I started reading this then realized it was YOU. :P So glad to spread the word! I can't wait to see what you've done with it.