Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #18

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...

Wild Awake
Hilary T. Smith
Publication date: May 28th 2013

Things you earnestly believe will happen while your parents are away:

1. You will remember to water the azaleas.
2. You will take detailed, accurate messages.
3. You will call your older brother, Denny, if even the slightest thing goes wrong.
4. You and your best friend/bandmate Lukas will win Battle of the Bands.
5. Amid the thrill of victory, Lukas will finally realize you are the girl of his dreams.

Things that actually happen:

1. A stranger calls who says he knew your sister.
2. He says he has her stuff.
3. What stuff? Her stuff.
4. You tell him your parents won’t be able to—
5. Sukey died five years ago; can’t he—
6. You pick up a pen.
7. You scribble down the address.
8. You get on your bike and go.
9. Things . . . get a little crazy after that.*
*also, you fall in love, but not with Lukas.

Both exhilarating and wrenching, Hilary T. Smith’s debut novel captures the messy glory of being alive, as seventeen-year-old Kiri Byrd discovers love, loss, chaos, and murder woven into a summer of music, madness, piercing heartbreak, and intoxicating joy.
Wow just wow where do I even begin with this book? It seems to have EVERYTHING! Romance, fun, mystery, music and heartache. Can this book sound anymore awesome? And it has a cover to die for too! I love how the first paragraph of the book sounds cute and fun and it looks like this books going to go down in typical fashion. But then the next paragraph throws a huge spanner into the works! I am so so excited about this book, I think this will be on my pre-order list for next year for sure. 

Are you waiting on anything this wonderful Wednesday? If so leave us a link and we'll pop by and check it out. 


  1. this sounds awesome. I can't believe it isn't coming out until May, though. Oh well, it's a couple days before my I might need to get it for myself in honor of that. LOL


  2. That cover is gorgeous! This sounds pretty interesting.

  3. Yes! Wow was my reaction while ready the summary. At first it sounded like a normal story, then the brilliant second part and last line made me like" I need to read this book NOW!" this book sounds incredible! Murder! need to read! Because I murder mysteries are exciting to me. :0 Can't wait for Wild Awake to come out now! Thanks for the introduction Jasprit!

  4. I adore that cover and the premise is terrific! *fist pump* And I love your enthusiasm, Jas. :) Really great pick!

  5. This definitely sounds like my type of book Jasprit! Great pick!!

  6. Sounds very interesting. A bit of everything. Love the cover as well. Thanks for sharing :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  7. LOL at summary. This sounds like a fun book indeed. Great pick!

    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
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  8. From the cover I knew this has something to do with the music! I'm so in! :) Then I read the blurb and it sounds like a fun book. Amazing pick! :)

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  9. This is such an awesome pick!sounds really cool :)
    new follower :)
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    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  10. LOVE the cover! And it sounds like a better version of 10 Things We Did And Probably Shouldn't Have!

  11. What the what?!?! This sounds completely unique. And I love that! Thanks so much for bringing Wide Awake to my attention.

  12. Wow...first I've seen of this book, but WOW! It sounds like so much fun and yet it's got some mystery in there, too. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Hey, now this sounds (and looks) intriguing! Great pick this week!

  14. Oh my this looks fantastic!! I want I want I want lol! Great pick!

  15. Ahhhhh! This sounds AWESOME Jasprit. And I really want to know who she falls in love with if not Lukas. My only disappointment with your choice is the fact that it doesn't release until May. That's a long wait my friend:( *stares at calendar and cries*

  16. This sounds so amazing, Jasprit! :D love it love it love it!

  17. This is already on my TBR list. One of my favorite covers I've seen lately, too! Great choice.

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  18. I've never heard of this! But it looks AWESOME! I'm going to have to add it to my shelves. Thanks for sharing! Happy Wednesday!

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    XOXO, Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire

  19. "love, loss, chaos, and murder" sounds good to me too!

    Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

  20. This does sound like a lot of fun and mayhem all rolled into one! I loved the little list as well. I will be on the lookout for this one!

  21. Great pick! I haven't heard of this one but it definitely caught my eye! I'll be adding it to my TBR shelf. I loved the premise, it sounds mysterious and exciting and it has music, which is always a great thing to read about!

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    Kar @ Pause Time

  22. Orange cover art tends to be my least favourite, but I LOVE this cover! A great pick this week! I think this is the sort of book I'd enjoy too. :)

  23. Wow! I've never heard of this one before, but it seems to be amazing! I love the cover and it really does have a little bit of everything. Amazing pick, Jasprit! I'll have to add it to my TBR at once! :)

  24. Ooh, this sounds like something that I would absolutely LOVE! I really love the cover and the sound of this - fab choice, Jasprit! :D

  25. This does sound really good and fun Jaspirit. I hadn't heard of it before, thanks for sharing. It's going on the tbr :)

  26. omg i agree! This does seem like it has everything in it!! and it sounds SO MUCH FUN! First time hearing about it, so thanks a lot for sharing this!!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  27. I LOVE the blurb! I actually don't like the cover much...but I'll definitely be adding this to my TBR since the blurb has me SO intrigued :D

  28. This sounds like it's a combination of everything.

    Great pick, Jasprit!

  29. The first book I officially read start to finish in 2013, WILD AWAKE gives me more reason to shout about contemporary YA from the mountaintops. Or from my couch-top, seeing as how the mountains here have many feet of snow and it would be hard to get up there.

    The current synopsis for WILD AWAKE is mostly bullet points, which sometimes doesn't do a book much justice, but somehow works for this one. You get enough of a glimpse into the story to be intrigued, and the bullet points are actually quite accurate, or as much as they can be for being the bare bones parts of a story.

    Kiri is a pianist working towards an audition that she has been practicing for for years. Her older sister, basically disowned by her parents and living on her own in a "studio" so she can focus on her art, is killed. Rather than reschedule their vacation, Kiri's parents decide to go anyway, leaving Kiri alone at home for a big part of the summer, where she is to be practicing piano while internally dealing with her sister's death.

    Along with the piano and her sister, Kiri is also involved in a Battle of the Bands with a boy she has been in love with for a long time, and also receives a mysterious phone call from someone claiming to have her sister's stuff. The combination of all of these things force Kiri to find out the truth about many things she was unaware of before while discovering what is important to her.

    Hilary T. Smith has a writing style that is engaging and flowing. The bits of mystery that are mixed in to the plot will keep you reading, and each of the characters are well defined.

    An excellent start to 2013, WILD AWAKE is a must read in 2013 for fans of contemporary, particularly those who love music in a plot.

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