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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

New WoW
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I haven’t done a WoW post in ages! Mostly because I didn’t want anymore books lol

I have actually caught up on ALL review books. WHOOP! so I’m venturing back in and will hopefully learn to do this whole book review blogging thing in a way that doesn’t overwhelm me again.

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First & Then by Emma Mills
Expected publication date: October 13, 2015

First impressions can be deceiving . . .

Devon has life pretty much figured out: she’s got her best friend Cas, her secret crush (also Cas), and her comfortable routine (mostly spent with Cas). New experiences: not welcome here. But as she enters her senior year, her parents take in her cousin Foster, an undersized weirdo who shows an unexpected talent for football, and star running back Ezra takes Foster under his wing. Devon can't figure out how she feels about Ezra. He's obviously stuck-up, but Foster adores him. Ezra has nothing to say to her, but he keeps seeking her out. And... Devon might actually like him. If only she can admit it to herself.
Funny, fresh, and layered, First and Then proves that change doesn't always tear things apart—sometimes, it brings them together.

~This cover makes me happy with thoughts of spring and flowers. It’s also being described as a blend of Pride & Prejudice and Friday Night Lights. Sounds great to me!

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The Anatomical Shape of a Heart
By Jenn Bennett
Expected publication Date: November 3, 2015

A mysterious graffiti artist, an anatomy-obsessed artist, and a night bus that will bring the two together.
Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she's spending the summer before her senior year. 

Determined to follow in Da Vinci’s footsteps, she's ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

Jack is charming, wildly attractive . . . and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is—and tries to uncover what he’s hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in Beatrix’s own family’s closet tear them apart?

~ Jenn Bennett writing YA? How awesome and quirky does this book sound? I loved Bennett’s UF Arcadia Bell series. She always writes such interesting, complex characters and inventive worlds. I can’t wait for this one!

18 comments:

  1. Wohoo for catching up!!

    I went on NG *hangs head in shame*

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    1. I'm allowing myself two review books per month now that I'm caught up. Less pressure.

      I just don't want to get to that pressure to review zone again.

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  2. Congrats on catching up on review books!

    Both of these books sound good...especially the second one. A book about a graffiti artist? Yes. Please.

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    1. I know! & she writes really unique charters too. I can't wait.

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  3. Love your picks. I'm currently browsing this genre in NG. I find myself leaning towards lit/women's fiction lately.

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    1. I am all over the place with genres right now!

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  4. I would never say I don't want more books but need more books? Yea, that's me. LOL Congraties on be caught up... but you didn't help me any. I would love to read both books. :D See, bad blogger! ;)

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    1. That's my overwhelmed self speaking lol

      Right after posting this I went on a one click bender :-((( haha

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  5. Both are great picks! I hope you enjoy them!

    My WoW: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/03/waiting-on-wednesday-work-in-progress.html

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  6. I haven't heard of these novels before - but thank you for putting them under my radar :) Benish | Feminist Reflections

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    1. If you like urban fantasy I would give Jenn Bennett's Arcadia Bell series a try. It's awesome!

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  7. Most of us don't really neeed new books...lol Love these covers!

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  8. Whew! Awesome on getting caught up with your review books. I'm *flails* not even close. But I'm okay with that :D I don't think I'd know what to do with myself if I didn't have a list. lol

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    1. I'm trying to work my way through all the old books now. Not having review books doesn't mean I'm caught up - at all! lol

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  9. Jenn Bennett's debut YA was my pick as well this week! I can't wait! I *adore* her adult books, and Anatomical Shape sounds so so good.
    I also have high hopes for First and Then - a blend of P&P and FNL sounds wonderful.

    Great picks!

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