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.
There were a couple New Adult covers revealed within the last few days and I’m quite excited to read both of them.
This Girl by Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: April 30, 2013, Atria Books
Book description (source: Maryse’s Book Blog):
There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.
Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache. Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.
In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.
I’m a big fan of Slammed, and I think it will be really interesting to read about the events of the book through Will’s eyes. The cover is cute, and in a different style than Slammed and Point of Retreat. But I love the stool and butterfly nod to those books on the cover of This Girl.
Left Drowning by Jessica Park
Publication Date: July 16, 2013, Amazon Children’s Publishing
Book Description (source: Goodreads):
What does it take to rise from life’s depths, swim against the current, and breathe?
Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn’t expect—an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she’s been in since the night a fire took half her family. She begins to heal, and even, haltingly, to love this guy who helps her find new paths to pleasure and self-discovery. But as Blythe moves into calmer waters, she realizes Chris is the one still strangled by his family’s traumatic history. As dark currents threaten to pull him under, Blythe may be the only person who can keep him from drowning.
I’ve been eager for Jessica Park’s next book since reading Flat-Out Love. Left Drowning sounds intense, and I’m interested in seeing how these two damaged characters get together and heal their wounds.
What books are you waiting on this week?