Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - Birthday Edition!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

First of all...

I am officially twenty-four years old. Some people say that's too old to be reading young adult novels (hi Mom). Guess what, though? SCREW THE RULES! I love my ya books. This week, I'm going to post a few of the most anticipated books for me this month, which I'm going to buy with lovely birthday money (I HOPE!) Seriously, all I asked for was a B&N John Green gift card. That's it. Anyway, onto the books.

From Goodreads: Ashleigh's boyfriend, Kaleb, is about to leave for college, and Ashleigh is worried that he'll forget about her while he's away. So at a legendary end-of-summer pool party, Ashleigh's friends suggest she text him a picture of herself -- sans swimsuit -- to take with him. Before she can talk herself out of it, Ashleigh strides off to the bathroom, snaps a photo in the full-length mirror, and hits "send."
But when Kaleb and Ashleigh go through a bad breakup, Kaleb takes revenge by forwarding the text to his baseball team. Soon the photo has gone viral, attracting the attention of the school board, the local police, and the media. As her friends and family try to distance themselves from the scandal, Ashleigh feels completely alone -- until she meets Mack while serving her court-ordered community service. Not only does Mack offer a fresh chance at friendship, but he's the one person in town who received the text of Ashleigh's photo -- and didn't look.
Acclaimed author Jennifer Brown brings readers a gripping novel about honesty and betrayal, redemption and friendship, attraction and integrity, as Ashleigh finds that while a picture may be worth a thousand words . . . it doesn't always tell the whole story.

Date we're waiting for: May 21, 2013

From Goodreads She’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.
Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself.
But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana farm boy who’s too smart for his own good. He knows Meg is hiding something big. And it just might get both of them killed. As they embark on a perilous journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that there’s only one rule that really matters — survival.

Date we're waiting for: May 14, 2013

 From Goodreads:
When all signs point to heartbreak, can love still be a rule of the road? A poignant and romantic novel from the author of Bittersweet and Twenty Boy Summer.
Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath—with candles and a contract and everything—to never have anything to do with one.
Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle—which means hiring a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas?
Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away—no way would she fall for them. But Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak…unless her sisters were wrong?
Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking.

Date we're waiting for: May 21, 2013

From Goodreads: Skye wants to meet the boy who will change her life forever. Seth feels their instant connection the second he sees her. When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it’s obvious to both of them that this is something real. But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did—and if she will ever see him again. Even if they find their way back to each other, can they make a long-distance relationship work despite trust issues, ex drama, and some serious background differences?
Teen favorite Susane Colasanti returns to the alternating-voice style of her beloved debut
When It Happens in this Serendipity-inspired story about summer, soul mates, and the moments that change our lives forever.

Date we're waiting for: May 21, 2013.

Also, today is Susane Colasanti's birthday, too! I'm so lucky to have an amazing author to share my birthday with! 


  1. Happy birthday! And great post, I've seen a few of those titles on netgalley recently and they sound really good. I hope you have an awesome day!

    1. I saw them too, and Edelweiss actually approved my request for Sarah Ockler's, but I just can't wait for the physical copy! Thank you so much!

  2. Happy birthday! I hope it's a spectacular one. And great picks! I actually have galleys for each of these save A Thousand Words, which looks really good. I love books that are about current issues, like sexting. Fingers crossed for a large gift card. And one if NEVER too old for YA!
    My WoW

    1. Thank you! I did manage to somehow get my gift card, so I'm a happy camper. I also believe you're never too old for ya!

  3. Happy birthday! I hope it's a spectacular one. And great picks! I actually have galleys for each of these save A Thousand Words,