Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spinethat spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Genre: YA, Contemporary Publication Date: February 23, 2016 Pages: 368 Published By: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
“Was this story written about me?”
“Yes or no?”
I shrugged again, finally earning a little scowl, which somehow made the girl even more pretty.
“It’s very rude not to answer simple questions,” she said.
I gestured for my journal, but she still wouldn’t give it to me. So I took out my pen and wrote on my palm.
I can’t, I wrote. Then, in tiny letters below it: Now don’t you feel like a jerk?
Parker Santé hasn’t spoken a word in five years. While his classmates plan for bright futures, he skips school to hang out in hotels, killing time by watching the guests. But when he meets a silver-haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he’ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for.
From the celebrated author of We All Looked Up comes a unique story of first and last loves.
Why I'm Waiting
This is a book with a strong storyline, characters that make the pages come alive as if you were inside the story with them. This is an authors that writes books with meaning and full of heart. One would be definitely missing out not to pick up anything by Tommy!
Genre: YA, Retelling, Historical Fiction Publication Date: February 9, 2016 Pages: 320 Published By: Simon Pulse
Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything. This is their story.
Edward "Teach" Drummond, son of one of Bristol's richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. There's just one problem: convincing his father to let him leave and never come back.
Following her parents' deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of sailing to Curaçao—where her mother was born—when she's stuck in England?
From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay.
Why I'm Waiting
When it comes to a retelling or a twist on a tale, I just can't help myself. They call to me, they beg to be read. To be honest they have become somewhat of an addiction lately, and I will not complain about one more coming out to add to my list. What I love about this is that I don't believe I have ever read a retelling on anything to do with Blackbeard (though he has been mentioned in other books). I believe that this book has all of the elements needed to be AWESOME!! That is why this book is on my MUST HAVE list for 2016.
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