Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event brought to you by Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming books we can’t wait to read.
On my wish list this week is a YA contemporary book due out in Spring 2014:
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
Publication Date: April 15, 2014 from Little, Brown
Publisher’s summary (from Goodreads) :
Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they’re rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.
Lucy and Owen’s relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and — finally — a reunion in the city where they first met.
A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith’s new novel shows that the center of the world isn’t necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.
The cover on this beauty was just unveiled hours ago so I suspect there will be a lot of us featuring it this week. I love all the covers and titles on Smith’s books and can’t wait to add her latest to my collection.
The premise sounds so cute! Smith comes up with such creative ways for characters to meet, this time during a NYC blackout in an elevator. I also like how long-distance relationships play out in books, with the e-mail exchanges, etc. The cover/title fits the description to a t.
What book(s) are you eagerly anticipating this week?