Can’t Wait Wednesday| Gone Dark – Amanda Panitch

We wanted to do another bookish meme on Wednesday and after doing Can’t Wait Wednesday a few times we decided that would be a fun one to bring around more often! About twice a month you’ll see this meme on our blog.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Dry meets Hatchet in this thrilling tale of survival following a teen girl who must lead her friends across country to the safety of her estranged father’s survivalist compound after a mass power failure leaves the country in chaos.

When seventeen-year-old Zara escaped her father’s backwoods survivalist compound five years ago, she traded crossbows and skinning hides for electricity and video games…and tried to forget the tragedy that drove her away.

Until a malware attack on the United States electrical grids cuts off the entire country’s power.

In the wake of the disaster and the chaos that ensues, Zara is forced to call upon skills she thought she’d never use again—and her best bet to survive is to go back to the home she left behind. Drawing upon a resilience she didn’t know she had, Zara leads a growing group of friends on an epic journey across a crumbling country back to her father’s compound, where their only hope for salvation lies.

But with every step she takes, Zara wonders if she truly has what it takes to face her father and the secrets of her past, or if she’d be better off hiding in the dark.


I’m expecting a thrilling and suspenseful story when I read Gone Dark. I can’t imagine what it would be like losing access to electricity in such a way. Especially the chaos it’ll activate. Hopefully we’ll never experience that, but I can’t wait to read this adventure. I have a feeling it’s not going to be an easy ride.

Gone Dark releases on April 12th and I’m excited to read this one! I was lucky and received an e-arc and my review will be posted closer to release day. Is Gone Dark on your TBR? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!

3 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday| Gone Dark – Amanda Panitch

  1. I read a book like this a few years (all power/electrical etc goes out) and it was really interesting reading the 4 books and seeing how everything turned out. It really makes you stop and think what you would do if that were to ever happen (and pray it doesn’t!). I don’t think I would have the survival skills needed.
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