Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's WoW selection is...

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Title: Faking It
Author: Cora Carmack
Series: Losing It, book #2
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: June 4, 2013

Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.

Why Jen's waiting:  I am fairly new to the new adult genre, but it's growing on me.  I really enjoyed Losing It when I read it with Em earlier this year, and I'm glad we get to see Cade's story now.  I loved his character in the first book, and though I like how that story ended for the main characters, I still wanted Cade to get his own happily ever after.

Losing It (Losing It, #1)Faking It (Losing It, #2)

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Title: Where the Stars Still Shine
Author: Trish Doller
Series: n/a
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Publication Date: September 24, 2013

Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life might be like. She's never had a home, never gone to school, and has gotten most of her meals from laundromat vending machines. Her dreams are haunted by memories she’d like to forget completely. But when Callie’s mom is finally arrested for kidnapping her, and Callie’s real dad whisks her back to what would have been her life, in a small town in Florida, Callie must find a way to leave the past behind. She must learn to be part of a family. And she must believe that love--even with someone who seems an improbable choice--is more than just a possibility.

Trish Doller writes incredibly real teens, and this searing story of love, betrayal, and how not to lose your mind will resonate with readers who want their stories gritty and utterly true.

Why Mendy's waiting:  I love stories like this, depressing and tragic, yet still hopeful.  And I love the cover  and title.  J says I really need to pick up Something Like Normal...

What are you waiting on this week?  Feel free to share it in the comments or leave a link so we can stop by!


  1. Great WoW picks! I am especially excited about Faking It, it sounds amazing & I loved the first book.

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  2. Both of these are books I definitely need to check out! Losing It was a really great read so I hope this follow up will be too and I loved Something Like Normal! Great picks! My W.O.W.

  3. Oomph, this is a sad reminder that I still haven't read Losing It. Since Faking It is coming out in June, I better on it! :P

    Where the Stars Still Shine definitely sounds interesting... tragic, yet hopeful, like Mendy said. Great picks! :)

  4. Seeing these a lot today. Great picks!

    old follower

  5. Nice picks! I'm looking forward to Faking It. I think Cade's story will be great. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Losing It is such a great book and I definitely can't wait for Faking It!

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  7. I still haven't read Losing it but I want to. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  8. Cool picks! I haven't read Losing It yet but it looks really awesome so I'm definitely going to be getting it soon! Thanks for sharing!!

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  9. Wow, they both look first pick would be Where the Stars Still Shine. Enjoy!

    Here's MY WOW POST

  10. I love New Adult books and I've heard great thins about Losing It. Where the Stars Still Shine sounds tragic...don't know if I'd like it. LOL

    New Follower,
    Diayll @Mother/Gamer/Writer

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  11. I so need to start the Losing It series! I love the simple romances.

  12. I am strangely embarrassed by those Losing It/Faking It covers -- maybe I am just feeling stodgy today.

    And … a new Trish Dollar book? I'm excited and adding it to the TBR. it sounds a little like If You Find Me, which I loved.

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

  13. I haven't read Losing It yet, but I've heard great things. Where the Stars sounds interesting. I actually shy away from tragic, hopeful or not, but maybe I'll give this one a try.
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  14. Thanks for WOW-ing WHERE THE STARS STILL SHINE! I'm honored! Also, for those concerned, it's way more hopeful than tragic. :)

    1. Aw, thanks for stopping by and easing our troubled minds. :) I'm sure it will be just as awesome as Something Like Normal, which I LOVED.

  15. I have seen the Cora Cormack books everywhere lately--I really need to give the first one a try! And Mendy, I haven't read Trish Doller's first book yet either, so don't feel too bad about that. ;) Gorgeous cover for her new upcoming book.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  16. I am super excited for Faking It! I liked Losing It, I thought it was a cute read. Maybe I'll get lucky and get this one from Edelweiss. Fingers crossed!

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  17. I haven't read Losing It, but I really like the sounds of Faking It! And Where the Stars Still Shine sounds like something that might break my heart and then put it back together again; great picks!

  18. I can't wait to read Where the Stars Still Shine. I haven't read Losing It yet, and Faking It sounds really good. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by.
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  19. FakingIt is on my post too! I just finished Losing It recently, so I'm pretty excited about this one :D
    Review: Losing It
    Waiting on Wednesday

  20. I love both your picks! I haven't gotten to Losing It yet but I love the premise of Faking It! I think it'll be a lot of fun and I'm very curious about Max's character.
    Where the Stars Still Shine is new to me but if it's well written it's got to be awesome! The changes for Callie must be huge and I wonder how she'll deal with them.
    Thanks for stopping by my post Jen, sorry it took me so long to get back to you :/ I was writing a review / formatting my first author interview and it took loads of time...


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