Waiting on Wednesday: September! (Contemporary Edition)

9.07.2016
Ah, yes. It's that time again. The first Wednesday of the month, where I overload my blog with books that don't come out for forever and basically TORTURE MYSELF. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine!

To recap: In August, I selected The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi HeiligGiven to the Sea by Mandy McGinnisDaughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller, and Vicarious by Paula Stokes for my WoW! I have The Ship Beyond Time and Daughter of the Pirate King now and I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED. 

This month unintentionally ended up featuring (almost) all contemporaries! 

The Book Jumper by 
Expected Publication: January 3rd, 2017 by Feiwel and Friends

Amy Lennox doesn't know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother's childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay.

Amy's grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House—but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy's new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts—at whatever cost.
I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS COVER. I just can't stop staring at it. Also, SCOTLAND. I don't think I need to say anything else.

By Your Side by Kaisie West
Expected Publication: February 14th, 2017 by HarperTeen
In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson.

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?
THEY ARE LOCKED IN A LIBARY, GUYS. HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THAT? 

It Started With Goodbye by Christina June
Expected Publication: May 9th, 2017 by HarperCollins

Sixteen-year-old Tatum Elsea is bracing for the worst summer of her life. After being falsely accused of a crime, she’s stuck under stepmother-imposed house arrest and her BFF’s gone ghost. Tatum fills her newfound free time with community service by day and working at her covert graphic design business at night (which includes trading emails with a cute cello-playing client). When Tatum discovers she’s not the only one in the house keeping secrets, she finds she has the chance to make amends with her family and friends. Equipped with a new perspective, and assisted by her feisty step-abuela-slash-fairy-godmother, Tatum is ready to start fresh and maybe even get her happy ending along the way.

A modern play on the Cinderella story arc, Christina June’s IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE shows us that sometimes going after what you want means breaking the rules.
MAY. MAY 2017. THAT IS AN ENTIRE TWO SEMESTERS AWAY. 

Anyway, there is a cello boy and I love everything Cinderella and THIS SOUNDS PERFECT. 

Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher
Expected Publication: February 7th, 2017 by Spencer Hill Press
When Savannah Gregory blows out her knee –and her shot at a gymnastics scholarship – she decides she’s done with the sport forever. Without gymnastics, she has more time for her best friend, Cassie. She’s content to let her fun, impulsive best friend plan a memorable senior year.

That is, until Cassie tries to kill herself.

Savannah wants to understand what happened, but Cassie refuses to talk about it and for the first time, Savannah has to find her own way. The only person she can turn to is Marcos, the boy who saved Cassie’s life. Being with him makes her see who she could be and what she really wants: gymnastics.

But Cassie doesn’t approve of Marcos or of Savannah going back to gymnastics, and the tighter she tries to hold onto Savannah, the farther it pulls them apart. Without Cassie to call the shots, Savannah discovers how capable she is on her own—and that maybe her best friend’s been holding her back all along.
I do tend to avoid books that deal with suicide, but I'm pretty confident in my abilities to handle this one, particularly since it sounds like it's not the protagonist who attempts suicide. I have found a recent love for gymnastics and I love that it seems like Savannah is going to grow into her own person and IT JUST SOUNDS SO GOOD. 

And there you have it! Are you excited about any of these? What are you waiting on this Wednesday?
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9.07.2016

Waiting on Wednesday: September! (Contemporary Edition)

Ah, yes. It's that time again. The first Wednesday of the month, where I overload my blog with books that don't come out for forever and basically TORTURE MYSELF. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine!

To recap: In August, I selected The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi HeiligGiven to the Sea by Mandy McGinnisDaughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller, and Vicarious by Paula Stokes for my WoW! I have The Ship Beyond Time and Daughter of the Pirate King now and I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED. 

This month unintentionally ended up featuring (almost) all contemporaries! 

The Book Jumper by 
Expected Publication: January 3rd, 2017 by Feiwel and Friends

Amy Lennox doesn't know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother's childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay.

Amy's grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House—but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy's new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts—at whatever cost.
I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS COVER. I just can't stop staring at it. Also, SCOTLAND. I don't think I need to say anything else.

By Your Side by Kaisie West
Expected Publication: February 14th, 2017 by HarperTeen
In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson.

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?
THEY ARE LOCKED IN A LIBARY, GUYS. HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THAT? 

It Started With Goodbye by Christina June
Expected Publication: May 9th, 2017 by HarperCollins

Sixteen-year-old Tatum Elsea is bracing for the worst summer of her life. After being falsely accused of a crime, she’s stuck under stepmother-imposed house arrest and her BFF’s gone ghost. Tatum fills her newfound free time with community service by day and working at her covert graphic design business at night (which includes trading emails with a cute cello-playing client). When Tatum discovers she’s not the only one in the house keeping secrets, she finds she has the chance to make amends with her family and friends. Equipped with a new perspective, and assisted by her feisty step-abuela-slash-fairy-godmother, Tatum is ready to start fresh and maybe even get her happy ending along the way.

A modern play on the Cinderella story arc, Christina June’s IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE shows us that sometimes going after what you want means breaking the rules.
MAY. MAY 2017. THAT IS AN ENTIRE TWO SEMESTERS AWAY. 

Anyway, there is a cello boy and I love everything Cinderella and THIS SOUNDS PERFECT. 

Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher
Expected Publication: February 7th, 2017 by Spencer Hill Press
When Savannah Gregory blows out her knee –and her shot at a gymnastics scholarship – she decides she’s done with the sport forever. Without gymnastics, she has more time for her best friend, Cassie. She’s content to let her fun, impulsive best friend plan a memorable senior year.

That is, until Cassie tries to kill herself.

Savannah wants to understand what happened, but Cassie refuses to talk about it and for the first time, Savannah has to find her own way. The only person she can turn to is Marcos, the boy who saved Cassie’s life. Being with him makes her see who she could be and what she really wants: gymnastics.

But Cassie doesn’t approve of Marcos or of Savannah going back to gymnastics, and the tighter she tries to hold onto Savannah, the farther it pulls them apart. Without Cassie to call the shots, Savannah discovers how capable she is on her own—and that maybe her best friend’s been holding her back all along.
I do tend to avoid books that deal with suicide, but I'm pretty confident in my abilities to handle this one, particularly since it sounds like it's not the protagonist who attempts suicide. I have found a recent love for gymnastics and I love that it seems like Savannah is going to grow into her own person and IT JUST SOUNDS SO GOOD. 

And there you have it! Are you excited about any of these? What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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