Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#2)



Is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases were eagerly anticipating.


The book I'm most excited about this week is...






Title: Breaking Beautiful
Author: Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Publication date: April 24th 2012







Blurb from Goodreads:
Allie lost everything the night her boyfriend, Trip, died in a horrible car accident—including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she’s kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship.

When the police reopen the investigation, it casts suspicion on Allie and her best friend, Blake, especially as their budding romance raises eyebrows around town. Allie knows she must tell the truth. Can she reach deep enough to remember that night so she can finally break free? Debut writer Jennifer Shaw Wolf takes readers on an emotional ride through the murky waters of love, shame, and, ultimately, forgiveness.

This book sounds amazing. I just get nervous chills thinking about it. My relationships with books dealing with memory loss hasn’t been so great in the past, but this sounds like it will be a brilliant debut from Jennifer Shaw Wolf.

I’ll leave you with this brief extract the author posted on her page.

I can still see his face, the way he tilted his head. How excited he was for me to see the gift. The pain spreads from the back of my head, cuts across my right temple and curls around the smaller scar above my eye.

I’m saving something special to give you on your birthday.

My whole head throbs.

It hurts too much to remember.

Allie can’t remember the night her boyfriend, Trip died.

She knows they were driving on the cliff road.

That Trip lost control.

That she woke up later broken and bruised.

That somehow, she survived.


I’d love to hear your thoughts on my pick for the week and what you’re waiting on.

20 comments:

  1. well, i was super excited about lover reborn by jr ward. Finished it the other day. Hope you love this :)

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  2. You always pick excellent books! I've seen one friend reading this on Goodreads already but I hadn't bothered to read the blurb, it sounds really intriguing!

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    1. Aww thank you, you should see my pile with the awesome Aussie books you guys have contributed! :D

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  3. I'm sad that I've read a few "memory loss books" in the past year or so and they made me really angry. This one sounds so interesting but I feel like a child who has been burned and doesn't want to use the oven again:) I'll wait to hear what you think of it, for sure.

    I'm not sure what I am most excited about. I think maybe the second Unwind book this fall. I've been waiting YEARS for that one to come out:)

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    1. Flann you and me both I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that I will end up liking this one, it's got a fair amount of positive reviews so far! I will keep you updated! Are you referring to Shusterman's Unwind book? I still have to read that! I hope it lives upto your expectations :)

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  4. Awesome pick hun. Jess has this as her pick last week and I see it's a popular choice. Donna xoxo

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  5. Great pick, Jasprit! This definitely caught my interest. This sounds like something I would really like! Added it on my TBR. :))

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  6. I want this one super bad! For some reason the summary just hooks me. Great pick! :)

    Bonnie @ Sweet Tidbits
    My Wow!

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  7. Oh my gosh, you'll never guess what I literally just found in my school library today, J -- a copy of this book! (It must have released early or something!) I wasn't sure whether or not I was going to pick it up, but since you're waiting on it and it has such a gorgeous cover, I think I'm actually going to! :) It sounds so heartbreaking and sweet and beautiful and awesome. I'm really excited to start it now!

    Amazing pick for your WOW this week, Jasprit! Thanks so much for convincing me to give it a shot! :) <3

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    1. You serious? you're so lucky!!! I'll keep watch to see how you get on! I really hope you like it! :D

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  8. I'm really looking forward to this one too Jasprit! And lucky us, we don't have that much longer to wait. Complete win:)

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  9. I just read an excellent review of this one and it sounds so good, mystery, drama and a big shocking ending. Can't wait for your review, Jasprit :)

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  10. There's a good chance I might have been hallucinating, but I *think* I saw this up on NetGalley. I have heard good things about this book and love the sound of it too! Awesome choice, Jasprit. :)

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    1. Yeah I saw it up on NetGalley too, I requested it, but haven't heard anything back yet :(

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    2. Same here, I requested and never heard back. Just as well, too many to read anyways! :)

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  11. I think I've seen this book before and it sounds awesome! I should add this to my TBR and get the book when it's out!

    Awesome pick, Jasprit! ♥

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  12. I was very excited about this book when I first saw it on the list of this year's debut, but the reviews I've seen so far have been mediocre, with a few exceptions. I'll still read it when I get a chance and hope I'll be among those exceptions, together with you, of course. :)

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    1. Oh no really? I will still probably read it too! *fingers crossed* that we end up liking it! :)

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  13. Jasprit, this is a great pick. I'm lusting for this book too. Seems like a perfect "vanilla" to me! :)

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