This morning, Lauren finally revealed the cover of her newest book, Panic, which has an expected publication date of March 2014.
Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.
Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn’t know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.
For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.
I’m so excited for this. I loved Before I Fall and the Delirium series, so I’m sure that Panic will be just as excellent. The synopsis makes me think of The Hunger Games a little bit, and Panic seems like something that the boys in my town would play since it’s about the same size as Carp and also has next to nothing for teenagers to do. I’d be the one person in town that doesn’t play and just watches from the sidelines, though – I’m afraid of snakes, spiders, clowns and falling, so you couldn’t pay me enough to be put in a situation involving any combination of those!
For a sneak peak at chapters 1-3, check out the videos on Lauren’s Goodreads page here. While you’re there, don’t forget to add Panic to your to-read shelf!