cover image Wait for Me

Wait for Me

Sara Shepard. Union Square, $18.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-4549-4577-2

Casey Rhodes’s life seems to be going well: despite only being 17, she’s already a sophomore student at NYU, gets along with her roommate Pippa, and recently started dating rich, charming Marcus. When Marcus sweeps her off her feet to a glitzy party and reveals he’s used his connections to land her a publishing internship, Casey feels like she’s living a Cinderella story, until she suddenly starts hearing an ominous voice and seeing violent visions. Convinced that school and family stress are catching up to her, she escapes to quiet beach town Avon Shores for a chance to clear her head. Once there, however, she’s plagued by an inexplicable and overwhelming sense of déjà vu. As the voice gets louder and the visions increase in frequency, she finds herself mysteriously drawn to a boy named Jake, who claims he remembers her—but as a girl named Becky. Shepard (the Pretty Little Liars series) employs brisk dialogue and suspenseful atmosphere—one’s never sure whether a kiss, a thrill, or a scare is around the corner—to keep the plot moving at a fast clip, crafting an immersive romantic mystery. Ages 14–up. (Nov.)