Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday (5)

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

Illuminated by Erica Orloff
Publishing date: December 8th, 2011
Goodreads

Some loves are not made to last . . . Like Romeo and Juliet, Heloise and Abelard were doomed from the start, and their romance was destined to pass into history. Yet when sixteen-year-old Callie Martin discovers a diary hidden within an antique book, their story—and hers—takes on another life. For the diary leads Callie to the brilliant and handsome August, who is just as mysterious as the secret the diary hides. Their attraction is undeniable. As the two hunt down the truth behind the diary—and that of Heloise and Abelard’s ancient romance—their romance becomes all-consuming. But Callie knows it can’t last . . . love never does. Will their love that burns as bright as a shooting star flame out, or will these star-crossed lovers be able to defy history?

I know the last line is cliché, yet I can't help myself. Plus, the cover is gorgeous. How can I not read a book with a cover like that?

Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt
Publishing date: July 12th, 2011
Goodreads

On the last day of her junior year, Hannah's boyfriend Sebastian dumped her. Facing a summer of loneliness, Hannah turns to her best friend Ava for comfort. Ava does what BFFs do: she stays by Hannah's side...until it's time for Ava to head up to Maine for the summer. Also left behind is Ava's boyfriend, Noah, who's such a great guy he gets Hannah a job at the diner he waits tables at. Slowly, Hannah comes out of her funk thanks to Noah's good conversation and their fun times at the diner. But things get complicated when their friendship turns into attraction--and one night, into a passionate kiss.

The novel opens on the first day of senior year; the day Hannah is going to see Ava, Sebastian, and Noah all in one place. Over the course of the day secrets and betrayals are revealed, and alliances are broken and reformed. In the end, everyone is paired up once again, but not the way you might think...

This looks like a book that could surprise me. I love character-driven books and I've read a lot of good things about this. July is only 3 months away!

What are you excited for?

5 comments:

Lindsay of VioletHourBR said...

The cover for Illuminated is so beautiful *sigh*

Here's my WoW post

Sally said...

The cover of Illuminated is beautiful. Both books sound like they have a great romance in them.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/04/waiting-on-wednesday-14.html

Vy (Vy's Blog) said...

Illuminated has such a gorgeous cover and from the blurb, it sounds like a great read.

Justine said...

Yes, the cover for Illuminated looks so magnificent! And I don't care if it sounds so cliched, these kinds of novels are like my guilty pleasure! And Lauren Barnholdt is amazing, like seriously. :)

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Illuminated cover is gorgeous. I hope it is just as good on the inside :)

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