Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #53 - First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week's choice is -

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August - Claire North
ISBN - 9780356502571 (UK)
          - 9780316399616 (US)
Publisher - Orbit (UK)
               - Redhook (US)
Expected release date - April 8th 2014
Find - Goodreads/Book Depository

'Harry August is on his deathbed. Again.

Every time Harry dies, he is reborn in exactly the same time and place, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, and nothing ever changes. Until now.

As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears by his bedside. "I nearly missed you, Doctor August," she says. "I need to send a message back with you. It has come down from child to adult, child to adult, passed back down the generations from a thousand years forward in time. The message is that the world is ending, and we cannot prevent it. So it's now up to you."

This is the story of what Harry August does next -- and what he did before -- and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow. It is a story of friendship and betrayal, of love and loneliness, loyalty and redemption, and the inevitable march of time.' - Goodreads

This sounds absolutely fascinating! I'm so intrigued by the idea of living your life over and over, each time exactly the same, not being able to change a single thing. I'll definitely be picking up a copy of this one just as soon as possible! I also want to know who Claire North is, this is a pseudonym for a well-known author and apparently Harry August is completely different to anything they've written before! Who is it?!


  1. Great pick. Sounds interesting.

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

  2. Wow, what a fabulous sounding book. Thanks for sharing...and here's MY WOW POST

  3. This sounds so good! I must check it out. Great choice! Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

  4. This one is new to me. I have never heard of it before. Great choice of books. Come check out my WOW.

  5. This does sound amazing! Thanks for sharing. I will be adding it to my list.

    My WOW

  6. I'm not sure about living the same life over and over, but I kinda like the concept. I think it will make for an interesting read for sure. Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  7. I don't know the answer to your question, but I'm curious now. This does sound really interesting! I'll keep my eye out for this one. Great pick!

  8. Ohh this sounds lovely! Great pick.


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