Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Second Chance Summer and Where It Began

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Second Chance Summer

Second Chance Summer  by Morgan Matson

Hardbound: 224 pages
Release date: May 8th, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Goodreads Summary: Taylor's family might not be the closest-knit – everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled – but for the most part, they get along fine. Then they get news that changes everything: Her father has pancreatic cancer, and it's stage four – meaning that there is basically nothing to be done. Her parents decide that the family will spend his last months together at their old summerhouse in the Pocono Mountains. 

Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven't actually gone anywhere. Her former summer best friend is suddenly around, as is her first boyfriend. . . and he's much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.

As the summer progresses, the Edwards become more of a family, and closer than they've ever been before. But all of them very aware that they're battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance – with family, with friends, and with love.
I loved Morgan Matson's debut novel, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. I know this one's going to be awesome.

Where It Began

Where It Began  by Ann Redisch Stampler 

Hardcover: 384 pages
Release date: March 6th, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Goodreads summary: Gabby Gardiner wakes up in a hospital bed looking like a cautionary ad for drunk driving and lacking a single memory of the accident that landed her there. What she can remember, in frank and sardonic detail, is the year leading up to the accident.

As she takes us through her transformation from invisible girl to on-trend Girl Who Dates Billy Nash (aka Most Desirable Boy Ever), she is left wondering: Why is Billy suddenly distancing himself from her? What do her classmates know that Gabby herself does not? Who exactly was in the car that night? And why is Gabby left alone to take the fall?
Putting the pieces together will take every ounce of Gabby's strength. As she peels back the layers of her life, she begins to realize that her climb up the status ladder has been as intoxicating as it has been morally complex...and that nothing about her life is what she has imagined it to be.
I was instantly inlove with this cover the moment I saw it on Goodreads.

What are you anxiously waiting on this week? Just leave a comment of the link to your WoW post!
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  1. I keep meaning to read A & R Epic Detour as everyone keeps saying how good it is so I'm sure her next novel will be great too. The girl looks really young on the cover though.

  2. both books sound lovely, emotional reads and i love their covers too.

    check out our WoW post this week. :)


  3. Where it began looks awesome!! I will have to check out both books!

    check out my waiting on Wednesday!

  4. I loved Morgan Matson's first book and I am really looking forward to this one! Great pick! New follower :0)

    Sarah @ The Book Life

  5. GAHHH!!!! WANT IT! NOW!!!! Both covers look absolutely GORGEOUS. Need this. Great WoW :D

  6. Second ChancE Summer sound absolutely heart-wrenching. i can already tell it'll be a good tear-fest for me. This is a great post. thanks for sharing!

    New Follower!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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