Monday, October 7, 2013

Save the Date for: NOGGIN by John Corey Whaley

Save the Date is a fabulous feature created by the amazing Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner.  The idea behind this feature is to get the word out early for books we've read before the pub date, but our full review won't be posted until later, closer to its publication.

If you're not familiar with John Corey Whaley's work, then GET FAMILIAR WITH IT.  He is an author that should be a part of everyone's library.  His debut novel, Where Things Come Back, blew me away & has been a favorite for the last two years. NOGGIN is exactly what I've been craving from Mr. Whaley and surpasses everything a sophomore novel should be.  He stretches the boundaries while weaving together the most brilliant story filled with humor and compassion like nothing you've read before.

If you had the opportunity for a second chance at life, would you take it?  Travis Coates is dying.  His body can no longer keep up with him, and he's ready to be at peace.  Just when the fight may be over, he's given the opportunity for that second chance.  A chance that involves freezing one's head and reattaching it to a donor body, a healthy body.  So what happens when you wake up 5 years later, with your head attached to some stranger's body, and everyone you love has either moved on or has refused to let go?  Travis Coates can tell you, and that story is the one you all must read!

About the Book from Goodreads: Listen — Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn’t.

Now he’s alive again.

Simple as that.

The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but he can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy’s body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he’s still 16 and everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe she’s not his girlfriend anymore? That’s a bit fuzzy too.

Looks like if the new Travis and the old Travis are ever going to find a way to exist together, then there are going to be a few more scars.

Oh well, you only live twice.


  1. I am SO intrigued about this book, especially after chatting with you about it. It's on my list :)

  2. I snagged a copy of this one at NCIBA and I'm really looking forward to it! I haven't read anything by John Corey Waley, but I'm definitely excited for this one! Thanks for sharing!

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