Waiting On #scandal by Sarah Ockler

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.

On my wish list this week is #scandal by Sarah Ockler. The first title I’ve seen with a #hashtag – surely there will be more! #scandal is about school, friendships, and messy crushes that blow up on social media.

#scandal by Sarah Ockler

Publication Date: June 17, 2014 from Simon Pulse

Book Info: Goodreads * BookLikes * Amazon

Title Summary:

#scandal by Sarah Ockler

Lucy’s learned some important lessons from tabloid darling Jayla Heart’s all-too-public blunders: Avoid the spotlight, don’t feed the Internet trolls, and keep your secrets secret. The policy has served Lucy well all through high school, so when her best friend Ellie gets sick before prom and begs her to step in as Cole’s date, she accepts with a smile, silencing about ten different reservations. Like the one where she’d rather stay home shredding online zombies. And the one where she hates playing dress-up. And especially the one where she’s been secretly in love with Cole since the dawn of time.

When Cole surprises her at the after party with a kiss under the stars, it’s everything Lucy has ever dreamed of… and the biggest BFF deal-breaker ever. Despite Cole’s lingering sweetness, Lucy knows they’ll have to ’fess up to Ellie. But before they get the chance, Lucy’s own Facebook profile mysteriously explodes with compromising pics of her and Cole, along with tons of other students’ party indiscretions. Tagged. Liked. And furiously viral.

By Monday morning, Lucy’s been branded a slut, a backstabber, and a narc, mired in a tabloid-worthy scandal just weeks before graduation.

Lucy’s been battling undead masses online long enough to know there’s only one way to survive a disaster of this magnitude: Stand up and fight. Game plan? Uncover and expose the Facebook hacker, win back her best friend’s trust, and graduate with a clean slate.

There’s just one snag — Cole. Turns out Lucy’s not the only one who’s been harboring unrequited love… (source: author)

This author is auto-buy for me, and I think the topic is #relevant and #scandalous. I like that Lucy is a gamer who knows to stay under the radar, but gets caught in the ultimate scandal. I read that the book used to be called Love & Other Internet Disasters, but I think #scandal is more fitting. The cover is a perfect match too, and the photo tags really set up the story.

What book(s) are you eagerly anticipating this week?


10 thoughts on “Waiting On #scandal by Sarah Ockler

  1. Annie says:

    Scandal is definitely the stronger title! There’s a cool Gossip Girl vibe here that I can’t quite figure out and I love the artwork. Cool pick honey, I shall have to check SO’s novels out. 🙂

  2. leydylaura says:

    That looks interesting, will check it out. thanks!
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  3. Andi ABCs says:

    I’m obsessed with that cover now that it has been revealed. Sarah Ockler is one of my favorite authors ever and I can’t wait!

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  4. Tammy Sparks says:

    I love the sound of this! And I agree, the title is perfect and very current. Great choice!

  5. BermudaOnion says:

    I bet that’s good!

  6. Oh, I must check this out! I don’t usually read YA books, but this one hooked me just a little…lol.

    I do like seeing how the social media can turn against us….a cautionary tale?

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  7. bebeboss666 says:

    That cover is kind of confusing lol But looks interesting!

    Thanks for sharing (:

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  8. I haven’t heard of this author before. Definitely checking her out.

  9. Jess says:

    !! I didn’t realize Sarah Ockler had a new book on the way – thank you so much for sharing, because I wouldn’t have realized otherwise!

    This isn’t just going on my TBR list, it’s going on my must-by list! 😀


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  10. kay says:

    Ockler is an autobuy for me too, and I hadn’t heard of this one yet. I’m excited now! 😀

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