Waiting on Wednesday: Dream Things True

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating. Happy middle of the week! 

23848212Title: Dream Things True

Author: Marie Marquardt

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Expected publication date: September 1st, 2015


GOODREADS SUMMARY

A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story in which a wealthy Southern boy falls in love with an undocumented Mexican girl and together they face perils in their hostile Georgia town.

Evan, a soccer star and the nephew of a conservative Southern Senator, has never wanted for much — except a functional family. Alma has lived in Georgia since she was two-years-old, excels in school, and has a large, warm Mexican family. Never mind their differences, the two fall in love, and they fall hard.

But when ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) begins raids on their town, Alma knows that she needs to tell Evan her secret. There’s too much at stake. But how to tell her country-club boyfriend that she’s an undocumented immigrant? That her whole family and most of her friends live in the country without permission. What follows is a beautiful, nuanced, well-paced exploration of the complications of immigration, young love, defying one’s family, and facing a tangled bureaucracy that threatens to completely upend two young lives.

WHY I’M EXCITED FOR IT 

Taking away that beautiful cover, the synopsis of this book is very unique and something I’ve never encountered before. Undocumented immigrants are obviously a real issue and rampant one in any country. For it to be finally depicted in literary fiction is somewhat a miracle. I hope this sheds some light on the terrifying aspect of being deported from the one place you call home and having to face some crippling charges. At this point, I’m very curious how the author will be able to weave a realistic issue into the two lives of teenagers who are at the opposite spectrum of life.

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Waiting on Wednesday: What You Left Behind

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating. Happy middle of the week! 

20933641What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi

Expected date of publication: August 4th, 2015

Publisher: Sourcebooks 


GOODREADS SUMMARY

It’s all Ryden’s fault. If he hadn’t gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead, he’s failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it’s not like he’s had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.

The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She’s fun and energetic—and doesn’t know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg’s journals only stirs up old emotions, and Ryden’s convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can’t let go of the past?

WHY I’M EXCITED FOR IT

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Waiting on Wednesday: Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating. Happy middle of the week! 

22428712Sweet Temptation (The Sweet Trilogy #4) by Wendy Higgins

Release date: September 8th, 2015

Publisher: HarperCollins/HarperTeen


GOODREADS SUMMARY

Bad boy Kaidan Rowe has never wanted for anything—money, popularity, musical talent…hot girls—but seducing them is part of his duty as a Nephilim, slave to the demon Dukes. As the son of the Duke of Lust, Kaidan has learned his father’s ways, becoming a master of passion, a manipulator of chemistry. Disobeying his father would mean certain death. Thankfully for Kaidan, he’s good at his job. And he enjoys it.

Until he meets Anna Whitt—sweet, smart, feisty, and inexplicably good—the one girl seemingly immune to his charms. The daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, she has a certain power over him, one that makes him wish for more than he could ever deserve.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Dark Tide by Jennifer Donnelly

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating. This is my first entry to WoW and I’m happy to be able to participate. Happy middle of the week! 🙂

This week’s anticipated release is:

Dark Tide, Book 3

Dark Tide, Book 3

Dark Tide by Jennifer Donnelly, 3rd book in the Waterfire Saga

Release date: October 13, 2015

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion


GOODREADS SUMMARY

**Disclaimer: Contains spoilers for the 1st and 2nd book.

Once a lost and confused princess, Serafina is now a confident leader of the Black Fin Resistance (BFR). While she works on sabotaging her enemy and enlisting allies for battle, her friends face challenges of their own. Ling is in the hold of Rafe Mfeme’s giant trawler, on her way to a prison camp. Becca meets up with Astrid and learns why the Ondalinian mermaid is always so angry: she is hiding a shameful secret. Ava can’t return home, because death riders await her arrival. And it is getting more and more difficult for Mahdi, Serafina’s betrothed, to keep up the ruse that he is in love with Lucia Volerno. If Lucia’s parents become suspicious, his life–and all of Sera’s hopes–will be extinguished. Political intrigue, dangerous liaisons, and spine-tingling suspense swirl like a maelstrom in this penultimate book in the WaterFire saga

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