Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi
Release Date: August 4, 2015

Goodreads Summary:
It’s all Ryden’s fault. If he hadn’t gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead, he’s failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it’s not like he’s had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.
The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She’s fun and energetic—and doesn’t know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg’s journals only stirs up old emotions, and Ryden’s convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can’t let go of the past?

Why I'm Waiting:
Wow. This sounds like a very heavy, emotional book. I cannot wait to read it though.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips
Release Date: June 30, 2015

Goodreads Summary:
When Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High's resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year, he seemed perfectly okay with her rules:

1. Avoid her at school.
2. Keep his mouth shut about what they do together.
3. Never tease her about her friend (and unrequited crush) Ben.

Because with his integrity and values and golden boy looks, Ben can never find out about what she’s been doing behind closed doors with Tyler. Or that her mom’s too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay the bills. Or that Lexi’s dad hasn’t been a part of her life for the last thirteen years. But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules, Ben asking her out, and her dad back in the picture, how long will she be able to go on faking perfect?

Why I'm Waiting:
This sounds like a good story. I can't wait to read it.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor by Melanie Dobson
Release Date: June 16, 2015

Goodreads Summary:
When Heather Toulson returns to her parents cottage in the English countryside, she uncovers long-hidden secrets about her family history and stumbles onto the truth about a sixty-year-old murder. Libby, a free spirit who can't be tamed by her parents, finds solace with her neighbor Oliver, the son of Lord Croft of Ladenbrooke Manor. Libby finds herself pregnant and alone when her father kicks her out and Oliver mysteriously drowns in a nearby river. Though theories spread across the English countryside, no one is ever held responsible for Oliver's death.Sixty years later, Heather Toulson, returning to her family's cottage in the shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor, is filled with mixed emotions. She's mourning her father's passing but can't let go of the anger and resentment over their strained relationship. Adding to her confusion, Heather has an uneasy reunion with her first love, all while sorting through her family's belongings left behind in the cottage. As Heather digs, she finds a mysterious journal that belonged to a woman she never knew and it contains clues that lead to the truth about a mysterious drowning decades ago. What she uncovers will change everything she thought she knew about her family's history. Award-winning author Melanie Dobson seamlessly weaves the past and present together, fluidly unraveling the decades-old mystery and reveals how the characters are connected in shocking ways. Set in a charming world of thatched cottages, lush gardens, and lovely summer evenings, this romantic and historical mystery brings to light the secrets and heartaches that have divided a family for generations.

Why I'm Waiting:
This sounds like such a cool story. I like how it's kind of like uncovering a mystery several years later. I think it is also going to be really interesting to see how the two stories intertwine.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #11

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

For Review:
The Kiss by Lucy Courtenay

Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter

30 Lays in 30 Days

The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Even When You Lie to Me by Jessica Alcott
Release Date: June 9, 2015

Goodreads Summary:
Fans of John Green's Looking for Alaska as well as Lauren Oliver and Sarah Dessen will embrace this provocative debut novel, an exploration of taboo love set against the backdrop of a suburban high school.

Charlie, a senior, isn't looking forward to her last year of high school. Another year of living in the shadow of her best friend, Lila. Another year of hiding behind the covers of her favorite novels. Another year of navigating her tense relationship with her perfectionist mom.

But everything changes when she meets her new English teacher. Mr. Drummond is smart. Irreverent. Funny. Hot. Everyone loves him. And Charlie thinks he's the only one who gets her.

She also thinks she might not be the only one with a crush.

In this stunning debut, Jessica Alcott explores relationships-and their boundaries-in a way that is both searingly honest and sympathetic.

Why I'm Waiting:
I'm a little iffy about this book. I think there's a way that it could definitely be written well, but it could also be done very poorly. I am interested to see how this book will end up being.