Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: September Edition

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle
Publishing date: September 6th 2011

Sixteen-year-old Laurel's world changes instantly when her parents and brother are killed in a terrible car accident. Behind the wheel is the father of her bad-boy neighbor, David Kaufman, whose mother is also killed. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laurel navigates a new reality in which she and her best friend grow apart, boys may or may not be approaching her out of pity, overpowering memories lurk everywhere, and Mr. Kaufman is comatose but still very much alive. Through it all, there is David, who swoops in and out of Laurel's life and to whom she finds herself attracted against her better judgment. She will forever be connected to him by their mutual loss, a connection that will change them both in unexpected ways. 

I love the premise. It seems like a very intense and heart-wrenching read, and I can't wait to see what the author does with the Laurel/David relationship. 

Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
Publishing date: September 5th 2011

A contemporary reimagining of the Greek play, "Lysistrata," in which high school senior Lissa decides it's time to end her school's ridiculous sports rivalry once and for all by starting a hook-up strike.

While the plot seems a bit childish, it's a Kody Keplinger book. Therefore, I want it in my hands, nowAlso, there's the word "Greek" in it so of course I'm drooling over it like an overeager puppy, even though it has little to do with actual Greek mythology. I'm shaking my head at m

What books are you excited for?


Jan von Harz said...

Excited about Shut Out, and while The Beginning of After sounds good too, I am getting a little over saturated with the preponderance of contemp novel about death.

Mia said...

The Beginning of After sounds really awesome. I'm so excited for it as well. Great picks ;)

Check out my picks for my WoW this week

Sally said...

Great picks this week. Both of them are already on my wishlist and both of them sound awesome.

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

I love the cover for The Beginning of After, so pretty! I'm really looking foreward to reading both of these!

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

'The Beginning of After' sounds really emotional but amazing!

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Both of this books are on my gimme gimme now list. I hate waiting!

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