8.07.2013

WoW [40]


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:

Great by Sara Benincasa
Expected Publication: April 8, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen

Summary via Goodreads
In Sara Benincasa's contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, a teenage girl becomes entangled in the drama of a Hamptons social circle, only to be implicated in a tragedy that shakes the summer community.

Everyone loves a good scandal.

Naomi Rye usually dreads spending the summer with her socialite mother in East Hampton. This year is no different. She sticks out like a sore thumb among the teenagers who have been summering (a verb only the very rich use) together for years. But Naomi finds herself captivated by her mysterious next-door neighbor, Jacinta. Jacinta has her own reason for drawing close to Naomi-to meet the beautiful and untouchable Delilah Fairweather. But Jacinta's carefully constructed world is hiding something huge, a secret that could undo everything. And Naomi must decide how far she is willing to be pulled into this web of lies and deception before she is unable to escape.

Based on a beloved classic and steeped in Sara Benincasa's darkly comic voice, Great has all the drama, glitz, and romance with a terrific modern (and scandalous) twist to enthrall readers.

Why I Can’t Wait…
I’m really curious to see how this all plays out. I’ve always been kind of scared when I see people do retellings of my favorite books. However I like how this one seems to have a twist to The Great Gatsby so we shall see.

17 comments:

  1. I liked The Great Gatsby, so I'm also looking forward to how everything plays out in this book. I got a copy off EW and I'm excited to read it!
    Great pick! :)

    Nick - My WoW

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    1. Me too! I cant wait to read it either.

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  2. This book sounds really interesting & I love the cover!

    Sharon – Obsession with Books

    Happy reading! :)

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    1. Thanks Sharon! I love a good face cover lol

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  3. I hadn't heard of this one. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Here is my WoW

    Have a great day! :)

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    1. No problem. I hope you get to read it.

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  4. I have not read the original The Great Gatsby - I've started it a few times but just never gotten to finish it. This sounds good and i like the cover.

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday

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    1. I love The Great Gatsby! Hope you can finally read both of these.

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  5. Great choice! I can't wait for this either : )

    my WOW and giveaway

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    1. Thanks. I hope to get to read this one soon.

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  6. YES, YES and YES!
    Great choice

    Anyways I’ve been reading for posts and I seriously put 4 books in my TBR shelve so thank you for that!

    I’m a new blogger and would really appreciate it if you would check out my WOW and followed my blog @ http://straightfromthereadersmouth.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks and thanks for following. I'll def check out your blog.

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  7. Thank you for picking up my first novel, Monica! I am excited for you to read it!

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    1. OMG! Thanks Sara for stopping by! Recently got approved for this so I cant wait to read it. I know I'm love it!

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  8. Loved the Great Gatsby, can't wait for this! Just followed you :D

    Crim Reviews WoW

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