December 6, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday - Week 5

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's to spotlight upcoming reads which I can't wait to get my hands on.

This week my books are:
Love & Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
Release date: December 27, 2011

 Summary from Goodreads
My wish
is to fall
cranium over Converse
in dizzy, daydream-worthy

When her parents split, Marcie is dragged from Idaho to a family summerhouse in New Hampshire. She leaves behind her friends, a group of freaks and geeks called the Leftovers, including her emo-rocker boyfriend, and her father.

By the time Labor Day rolls around, Marcie suspects this "vacation" has become permanent. She starts at a new school where a cute boy brings her breakfast and a new romance heats up. But understanding love, especially when you've watched your parents' affections end, is elusive. What does it feel like, really? can you even know it until you've lost it?

Love and Leftovers is a beautifully written story of one girl’s journey navigating family, friends, and love, and a compelling and sexy read that teens will gobble up whole.

Illuminated by Erica Orloff
Release date: December 8, 2011

Summary from Goodreads  
Some loves are not made to last . . . Like Romeo and Juliet, Heloise and Abelard were doomed from the start, and their romance was destined to pass into history. Yet when sixteen-year-old Callie Martin discovers a diary hidden within an antique book, their story - and hers - takes on another life. For the diary leads Callie to the brilliant and handsome August, who is just as mysterious as the secret the diary hides. Their attraction is undeniable. As the two hunt down the truth behind the diary - and that of Heloise and Abelard's ancient romance - their romance becomes all-consuming. But Callie knows it can't last . . . love never does. Will their love that burns as bright as a shooting star flame out, or will these star-crossed lovers be able to defy history?


Sarah (saz101) said...

Oh, I've been in lust with the cover of Illuminated for a few weeks, but this is the first I've read the blurb. Wonderful! I love it!

Jump Into Books said...

I've been in lust over it too! Just something about it. Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Love & Leftovers sounds so good. I'm so looking forward to reading it. I love the cover---cute!!!

Illuminated sounds very good. I like the cover!

Great choices! Thank you for sharing them!

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Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Love and Leftovers looks super cute! I love those kinds of reads!

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A. Knight said...

As much as I complain about them, I love star-crossed lovers. I'm one of those people who find forbidden romance so thrilling and somehow romantic and sweet. Yeah, I'm a bit twisted. But despite the horrific ending, I basically loved Romeo and Juliet. I only hope that Erica's Illuminated doesn't break my heart.

And Tregay's books sounds right up my alley, so I'll be looking forward to that as well.

Have a happy reading week!

- Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

Grace Fonseca said...

These look very good. Very nice. Come check out my WOW as well.

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Sandra said...

I haven't heard about either of these books before. I must add them to my tbr. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Giselle said...

Both of these sound great I have em both on my TBR list! :)

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Janiera said...

Both of these seem like really sweet and engaging reads.

Tribute Books Mama said...

They both sound like interesting reads, enjoy!

A Beautiful Madness said...

They both sound excellent! I really want to read Love & Leftovers. Great picks!
A Beautiful Madness

Maria said...

Grat Pick! Both of these look really good! New Follower!:)


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