Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday 5-8-13



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine  to share what book you are highly anticipating the release of.



 I haven't done one of these in like a month. Honestly, I have been super lazy this past week and didn't feel like writing a review and had this in draft so I decided to post it. This week my WoW is Learning Not To Drown.

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
There is a pecking order to every family. Seventeen-year old Clare is the overprotected baby; Peter is the typical, rebellious middle child; and Luke is the-can't-do wrong favorite. To their mother, they are a normal, happy family. And then there are the roles we give ourselves. Clare: the ambitious striver; Peter: the angry ticking time bomb; and Luke: a drug addicted, convicted felon who has been in and out of jail for as long as Clare can remember. To Clare, they are a family on the verge of disaster. Clare has long refused to believe her brother is truly bad...he dotes her, doesn't he? But as Clare starts piecing together the truth about her brother's stints in jail, it starts changing the way she thinks about him. It has also changes the way the community views the family. The only thing it hasn't changed is the way their mother feels about Luke. Each time she welcomes him home with open arms and brushes off his crimes as "wrong place and wrong time," Clare can feel a little piece of her happy home life being taken away. And when her mother does the unthinkable--takes Clare's hard-earned college savings to post bail for Luke's latest transgression--Clare has to decide if sticking up for herself and her future means selfishly turning her back on family...or if it's the only way to keep herself from drowning along with them.

Debut novelist Anna Shinoda's raw, gritty, powerful novel cuts right to the bone and brings to life the skeletons the lurk in the closet.

I am such a sucker for books like this. It sounds like it will be really emotional. I love the cover too. I hope they don't change it. Most of the sites say this isn't until April of 2014, but The Book Depository has it listed as June 25, 2013. I am assuming that is wrong, but one can hope right!! It might be coming out first in a different country. (It's on Edelweiss in case you are interested, I got declined, so I will go cry in a corner now.)

So what are you waiting on? Leave me a link and I will hop over to your blog and check it out!


36 comments:

  1. WOW That sounds like a super emotional family drama. Took her college money?!?!?!? Oh heck no! It is hard to turn your back on family though. But if that was me that would have been the last straw. The cover is great too!
    Urg I've been lazy and busy too. Every time I try to write a review something comes up and I've just been out of the mood.

    My WOW

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    1. I haven't really been on the computer barely at all so when I am, I'm trying to visit other blogs and then forget I need to write my own posts too lol!

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  2. This sounds emotional indeed! I hadn't heard of this one before, so thanks for the heads-up! I'm definitely adding it to my GR to-read list. Too bad it won't be released until 2014.

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    1. I might try to request it again. Sometimes a second time works, though I don't really do that often. This is one I really want though, so I might.

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  3. Ooooo! I haven't heard of this one before. It sounds really great!! Yes, August 2014 seems like a long wait... We'll hope the 2013 date is correct. ;) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. 2014 does seem far away! This book really sounds awesome though. I almost cried when I got declined on Edelweiss for it.

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  4. Oh hell no if a family member took all my savings I'd so be done with them all and probably a whole bunch of things would be smashed in anger. I'm sort of intrigued by this one but also know these type of books tend to tee me off as well. Interesting pick though.

    My WoW

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    1. Yeah dude!! Like, I could see if it was like important medical stuff or something, but to bail someone out of jail. NO! I would flip!! This sounds so good. I need this book in my life!

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  5. Looks so good! I love the cover too
    here is mine-http://turnthepagereviews.com
    thanks

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  6. Oh this one is far :) and i really wanna read it now.
    nice pick!

    follower

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  7. The cover for this one is super pretty. Also, I think Jenni already has the e-galley of this, which boggles my mind.

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    1. They have it up on Edelweiss. I got declined for it. *sobs*

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  8. I hope it'll go up on Netgalley - I hear it's easier to get approved there so maybe you'll get it from there:-) I LOVE the cover! LOVE IT!!! I also like the synopsis:-) TBR pile, sorry, you're getting yet another book to your list. Thanks so much for sharing, Amy!

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  9. I’ve never heard of this one but it sounds really good. I like the cover.
    Here is My WOW

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  10. Oh wow, I love this cover and the story concept! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Amy!

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  11. Wow! This sounds like quite a book - adding it to my list.

    Here's my WoW

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  12. This sounds like the sort of book I would love! Very emotional! Thanks for letting us know about it!

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  13. Wow -- this one sounds really dark and interesting -- can't wait to hear what you think of it!

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

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  14. I'm not a huge fan of tear jerkers. I do like books that are dark, though. Hope you enjoy this one.

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

    Jennifer
    YA Sisterhood

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  15. This is the first that I've heard of this one! I really like the cover though; underwater covers are always amazing. :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  16. That cover is so pretty! I've never heard of it before, but I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list! Great pick :)

    Here's my WoW!

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  17. This one sounds kinda gnarly and I like that sometimes! I hope this one is as good as it sounds.

    My WoW

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  18. Oooh this one sounds intense! I love this cover, too bad it doesn’t come out for another year…

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  19. Awesome pick! This one sounds chock-full of emotion. Love the new WoW banner!

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  20. WOW! This sounds amazing! How have I not heard of this one?! I just added it to my TBR and I will be stalking this one for sure. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! Here’s my WoW post! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

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  21. Oh, I LOVE the new banner you got there for WoW. Very pretty! The book looks cool, too. The synopsis has me intrigued. I'll have to check it out some time.

    Vivian
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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  22. Ooh I love the cover! I don't really read this type of book so you'll have to let me know how it is :)

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

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  23. OMG I totally agree this one does sound so emotional and NOOO you didn't get accepted? D: It's totally their loss! Harumph! But judging by the synopsis I am SOOOOO excited for this one I love a really gritty contemporary :)

    Fantastic post!

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    1. Blargh I meant "pick" lol. I think I'm going a little cross-eyed today beeeeheeee

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  24. Oh I love that cover. I'll have to check this one out.

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  25. Another gorgeous new banner: LOVE it! Oooh man, your pick sounds intense & emotional this week! I probably couldn't take it but I hope it knocks your socks off dude! Thanks for sharing :)

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  26. This sounds like it could be great. I hadn't heard of this at all, so thanks for putting it on my radar!

    Sorry for being MIA, btw, I usually read blogs once a week and got seriously sidetracked because I was sick for a couple of weeks. Good to be catching up with you, though. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  27. This one looks as if it can put the feels right into you. I'll keep an eye out for this one. Thanks!

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