Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (16)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I haven't participated in this meme in a couple of weeks so today I am going to share two books that I am waiting on.

The first book I can't wait to read:

Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles
Publication date: September 28, 2010

Return to Paradise is the sequel to Leaving Paradise, which I really enjoyed. Simone Elkeles has become one of my favorite YA authors.

The second book I can't wait to read:

Forget You by Jennifer Echols
Publication date: July 20, 2010

I have yet to read a book by Jennifer Echols but this one sounds really good and has received positive early reviews. Plus this book reminds me of something Simone Elkeles would write.

There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four-year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. With her life about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon. But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people—suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.

What exciting books are you waiting on this week?

8 comments:

  1. Both of those books sound great! I haven't read Leaving Paradise but I loved Perfect Chemistry and look forward to more of her work.

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  2. great picks this week! i cannot wait for either of them to come out :)

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  3. Both are great picks! I'm looking forward to reading Forget You as part of a UK arc tour soon, and I loved Perfect Chemistry so definitely need to check out some of Simone's other books.

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  4. You always have the best picks. I need to read Leaving Paradise. Forget You sounds amazing as well.

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  5. Great choices! I loved Leaving Paradise & I can't wait for Return to Paradise & I haven't read any Jennifer Echols's books, but from the summary, I see what you mean! I'll add it on my list!

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  6. Similar covers! Nice picks. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  7. Both of these are great picks. I need to read Leaving Paradise first, and I definitely like the sound of Forget You.

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