Waiting On Wednesday: This Girl and Left Drowning

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting 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 HooverThis 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.

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Left Drowning by Jessica Park

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.

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What books are you waiting on this week?


27 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday: This Girl and Left Drowning

  1. This Girl is really all over the blogs today! Very nice pick, I’ll have to look into this series, and fast! Left Drowning sounds very good as well, thanks for sharing! My WoW

  2. tinalinatime says:

    The second book sounds like it could be an interesting read 🙂 I like dark haired seniors lol

  3. This Girl sounds great and I’d love to read it but I haven’t had the chance to read the first two books yet. I hope you enjoy reading both your picks!
    Come check out my WOW post.

  4. These both sound really good…especially Left Drowning. Thanks for sharing…and here’s MY WOW POST

  5. BermudaOnion says:

    I love that This Girl is told from a male perspective!

  6. Brittany says:

    Oooh Left Drowning sounds intensely beautiful! Great choices!

  7. Kathleen says:

    These are both great choices!

  8. Tammy Sparks says:

    Both of these books sound really good, even though I don’t get around to reading contemporary much. Left Drowning sounds really good! Great choices as always, Lucy!

  9. Ooh I hadn’t even seen the Left Drowning cover – how did I miss that?! Anyway, I can’t wait, and I have a feeling it will be awesome. It’s too bad so many NA’s have come out in the past 6 months with similar sounding plots, because I know Jessica has had this one in the works for a long time. Oh well, either way I bet it will be great, and hopefully we can spread the word that it goes far beyond other similar titles.

    As for This Girl, I am definitely looking forward to it, though I am curious about a whole book told over again, just from another POV. I mean, I think it will work (I just read Flat-Out Matt, and it was fabulous), but I’d almost rather read a new story from Colleen.

    1. Lucy says:

      I think the Left Drowning cover was unveiled just a few days ago. It does look good, but I can see you’re point that some of the NA descriptions blur together. I have faith in Jessica Park though and I know you do too 🙂 So glad you loved Flat-Out Matt!
      I just started it last night.

      It is an interesting trend seeing books like Beautiful Disaster, Slammed and Hopeless through another POV. Really interested to see how it works. And yes, I’d love another new story from Colleen.

      Thanks for your feedback, Ashley!

  10. Lisa says:

    Left Drowning seems pretty interesting. And Chris sounds like he could be pretty swoony. We’ll see!

  11. Kelley says:

    Left Drowning sounds very interesting! Great picks this week. 🙂

  12. Aaah YES! I really want these books too! I haven’t read any of the “slammed” books though – shame on me! But I they are definitely high on my TBR list. 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Zenia @ The Obsessive Reader

    1. Lucy says:

      All of Colleen Hoover’s books are fabulous- hope you give Slammed a try 🙂

  13. Tiffany Drew says:

    Left Drowning looks amazing! I just added it to my wish list and can’t believe it’s on pre-order for only $5! I think I might just have to buy it now lol. Great picks!

    My WoW

    1. Lucy says:

      That is an awesome price for the pb! Just $1 more than the ebook. Now I can’t decide which one to get 🙂

  14. Sunny says:

    They sound very interesting! I still really want to read Slammed though so I have to start catching up 🙂

    Sunny @ Blue Sky Bookshelf

  15. Merin says:

    Ooh, Left Drowning sounds awesome! I may have to check that one out. 🙂

  16. I still haven’t read any of Hoover’s books, but I’ve heard so many great things about them. Left Drowning sounds really good as well. 🙂

  17. Maria says:

    Haven’t read a NA book in a while 🙂 I need to check out Slammed series soon. Happy reading, Lucy!

  18. fishgirl182 says:

    Is it weird that when I saw Jessica Park’s name I automatically thought it said Jurassic Park? Yeah probably just me. Anyway – wow Colleen Hoover seems to be everywhere. I really need to read one of her books soon. I have never heard of left drowning. Def sounds intense but could be really good. Great picks this week, Lucy!

  19. Rashika says:

    I didn’t know Jessica had another book coming up!!! AAHHHH I WANT!
    I loved Flat-Out Love and Flat-Out Matt. I gotta read this one! 😀

  20. Not really my type of book, but I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

    ~ Lynette @ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time

  21. Colleen Hoover seems to be quite the rising author. Great picks. Hope you enjoy when they come out! 🙂

  22. MsJohannah says:

    Left drowning sounds good!!

  23. VeganYANerds says:

    Eep! I won the first two Slammed books from you and still haven’t read them! I keep putting off Kindle books because I’m saving them for my flight to L.A 😉

  24. I need to get started on Slammed.

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