3.12.2013

WoW [20]


Waiting on Wednesday [WoW] is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s WoW feature is:

Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet
Expected Publication: August 6, 2013
Publisher: Crown

Summary via Goodreads...
Patrick Cusimano is in a bad way. His father is in jail, he works the midnight shift at a grubby convenience store, and his brother's girlfriend, Caro, has taken their friendship to an uncomfortable new level. On top of all that, he can't quite shake the attentions of Layla Elshere, a Goth teenager who befriends Patrick for reasons he doesn't understand and doesn't fully trust. The temptations these two women offer are pushing him to his breaking point.

Meanwhile, Layla's little sister, Verna, is suffering through her first year of high school. She's become a prime target for her cruel classmates, not just because of her strange name and her fundamentalist parents: Layla's bad-girl rep proves to be too huge a shadow for Verna, so she falls in with her sister's circle of outcasts and misfits whose world is far darker than she ever imagined.

Kelly Braffet's characters, indelibly portrayed and richly varied, are all on their own twisted paths to finding peace. The result is a novel of unnerving power-darkly compelling, addictively written, and shockingly honest.

Why I Can’t Wait....
Every once in a while I like a dark intense and intriguing read. This one seems to fit the bill. It seems like this book has a great cast of characters and I’m really interested in seeing what becomes of this story. Looks like a good break from all the sunny and fun loving summer reads that will be out around that time.

That’s what I’m waiting for…please share yours.

21 comments:

  1. Oh. My. God. I want this book in a bad way. I want it now. I NEED it!!! I must do something about this. I must find a way. Thanks for this awesome WoW.

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    1. No problem. Thanks. You could try Edelweiss I got approved for it today. Hope you read it soon.

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  2. This book definitely sounds dark and intense. It's on Edelweiss? I'm going to try to get it approved through there. Want!

    My WOW post.

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    1. Yes it is. I got approved pretty quickly. Hope you get it.

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  3. This sounds soooo good. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW #40

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    1. No problem. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. This does sound pretty intense! Great choice.

    Kat
    www.katsbookbuzz.net

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    1. Thanks so much. Thanks for following!

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  5. This one sounds very good...thanks for sharing!

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  6. This sounds really good! I'm going to look into this one, thank you so much for sharing :-)
    My WOW

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  7. Sounds like a good choice.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday_1088.html

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  8. I haven't heard of this book, but I'm really liking the cover!

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. It is an amazingly good and creepy cover.

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    1. Doesn't it? I love a creepy novel every once in awhile.

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  10. I haven't heard of this before, but it's sounds great! Creepy cover!
    New follower
    ~Ashley
    My WoW

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    1. I just heard about it the other day. I was lucky enough to get approved for it so I will be reading it soon. That creepy cover makes me even more interested in finding out what this is all about. Thanks for following!

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  11. You know, based on the cover, the synopsis didn't quite sync with what I thought this book would be about, lol! It looks interesting though, and painful... I'm very interested in reading your review.

    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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