Waiting on Wednesday: A MAP FOR WRECKED GIRLS


I am so excited to read Jessica Taylor’s upcoming novel, A Map for Wrecked Girls. I love books that force characters into settings and situations in which they never expected and that also compel them to discover their true selves along their journey. Add in a dangerous setting, and you have a recipe for a high-stakes novel that I expect will be impossible to walk away from.

 Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Be sure to check out their blog and share the upcoming books your excited about with us each Wednesday!

Wine Pairing

A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor

I’ll be sipping on this exotic Schnelby’s AvoVino wine with A Map for Wrecked Girls. This tropical wine pairs perfectly with the tropical theme of the book, while the unique flavor of the avocado wine is as full of depth and delicious surprises as I’m expecting the book will be.

 *All wine recommendations are strictly for those of legal drinking age only.*

A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor

29359948.jpgWe sat at the edge of the ocean—my sister Henri and I—inches apart but not touching at all. We’d been so sure someone would find us by now.

Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two had always been best friends. Until something happened that wrecked them.

I’d trusted Henri more than I’d trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I’d follow.

Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in this gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall catastrophically apart.

For the first time, I was afraid we’d die on this shore.

To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But there’s no map for this—or anything. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present?


The Details

  • Title: A Map for Wrecked Girls
  • Author: Jessica Taylor
  • Publisher: Dial Books
  • Pub Date: August 15, 2017

About Jessica


Jessica Taylor adores atmospheric settings, dangerous girls, and characters who sneak out late at night. She lives in Northern California, not far from San Francisco, with a law degree she isn’t using, one dog, and many teetering towers of books.

Represented by Melissa Sarver White at Folio Literary Management.

Follow me on Twitter at @JessicaTaylorYA and check out my website at www.jessicataylorwrites.com

How captivating does A Map for Wrecked Girls sound? Will you be reading it when it comes out in August? What books are you guys waiting on this Wednesday?

12 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: A MAP FOR WRECKED GIRLS

  1. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    Now this is an exciting new premise for a YA novel. I can’t recall the last time I read a YA survivalist book. Perhaps it was Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet? Or Holes? Yikes. That’s been a day or two. I am interested in this for sure, but I think I’ll wait and see how the acceptance is when the book comes out. Can you think of any survival-type YA books I’m missing here? There must be some!!

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    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      I loved Hatchet and Holes! I’m actually reading The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson right now, and it’s another new survivalist YA. I’m loving this one. It’s already been optioned for a film. Leo DiCaprio is producing, so that’s pretty neat. It comes out Tuesday.


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