"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 selections are...
Author: Trisha Leaver
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: April 28th, 2015
A girl takes over her twin sister's identity in this emotionally charged page-turner about the complicated bond between sisters.
Ella and Maddy Lawton are identical twins. Ella has spent her high school years living in popular Maddy's shadows, but she has never been envious of Maddy. In fact, she's chosen the quiet, safe confines of her sketchbook over the constant battle for attention that has defined Maddy's world.
When—after a heated argument—Maddy and Ella get into a tragic accident that leaves her sister dead, Ella wakes up in the hospital surrounded by loved ones who believe she is Maddy. Feeling responsible for Maddy's death and everyone's grief, Ella makes a split-second decision to pretend to be Maddy. Soon, Ella realizes that Maddy's life was full of secrets. Caught in a web of lies, Ella is faced with two options—confess her deception or live her sister's life.
Twins!!!! Identical. Books involving twins always suck me in. I blame Parent Trap from when I was young. Granted one of these twins bites it, but hey!! I love the idea of her being stuck in her lie, pretending to be her dead sister. I'm really curious to see how she pulls that off. I'm guessing it won't work out too well.
I probably shouldn't be so excited for this one, it will more than likely make me cry, or at least sniffle a bit.
Title: The Trouble with Destiny
Author: Lauren Morrill
Publication Date: Fall 2015
It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. . . .
With her trusty baton and six insanely organized clipboards, drum major Liza Sanders is about to take Destiny by storm—the boat, that is. When Liza discovered that her beloved band was losing funding, she found Destiny, a luxury cruise ship complete with pools, midnight chocolate buffets, and a $25,000 spring break talent show prize.
Liza can’t imagine senior year without the band, and nothing will distract her from achieving victory. She’s therefore not interested when her old camp crush, Lenny, shows up on board, looking shockingly hipster-hot. And she’s especially not interested in Russ, the probably-as-dumb-as-he-is-cute prankster jock whose ex, Demi, happens be Liza’s ex–best friend and leader of the Athenas, a show choir that’s the band’s greatest competition.
But it’s not going to be smooth sailing. After the Destiny breaks down, all of Liza’s best-laid plans start to go awry. Liza likes to think of herself as an expert at almost everything, but when it comes to love, she’s about to find herself lost at sea.
Oh my gosh, this just sounds adorably nerdy and funny and I just love Lauren Morrill, so I'll definitely be picking this one up come Fall of next year. Goodness, I'm already featuring books that come out a year from now...I've hit an all-time low, lol.
What are you desperately waiting for this Wednesday? Let us know in the comments or share a link to your own WoW post!