Waiting on Wednesday #26

Posted May 29, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Waiting on Wednesday / 15 Comments

 Welcome to this week’s Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we showcase upcoming releases we are looking forward to.

As you are reading this, I am probably leaving on a jet plane to New York City. I bet I am nervous and grumbling, bitching under my breath about the annoying passenger in the seat next to me. Or…looking at my iPhone, waiting for Giselle at Xpresso reads to pick me up from the airport. Or…hugging some of my very best friends for the first time. I wrote this on Sunday, preparing for the days I would be gone. I had a lot on my mind that day, but I had work to get done so I would be ready to have shenanigans with my girls.

But before I ramble for too long, this week’s Waiting on Wednesday features two YA contemporary novels I am looking forward, one of which I requested and got declined for. *grumbles angrily* It happens to all of us, trust me. Anyway, as you might no, I’m really picky about my contemporary novels. But Lauren Myracle is one of my favorite authors and the other one sounds unlike anything else I’ve ever read. I hope you find something here you like. 

Title: Sex & Violence
Author: Carrie Mesrobian
Publisher: Carolrhoda LAB
Release Date: October 1st, 2013

Description from GoodreadsAT FIRST YOU DON’T SEE THE CONNECTION.

Sex has always come without consequences for seventeen-year-old Evan Carter. He has a strategy–knows the profile of The Girl Who Would Say Yes. In each new town, each new school, he can count on plenty of action before he and his father move again. Getting down is never a problem. Until he hooks up with the wrong girl and finds himself in the wrong place at very much the wrong time.


After an assault that leaves Evan bleeding and broken, his father takes him to the family cabin in rural Pearl Lake, Minnesota, so Evan’s body can heal. But what about his mind?


Nothing seems natural to Evan anymore. Nothing seems safe. The fear–and the guilt–are inescapable. He can’t sort out how he feels about anyone, least of all himself. Evan’s really never known another person well, and Pearl Lake is the kind of place where people know everything about each other–where there might be other reasons to talk to a girl. It’s annoying as hell. It might also be Evan’s best shot to untangle sex and violence.

Title: The Infinite Moment of Us
Author: Lauren Myracle
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release Date: August 20th, 2013


Description from GoodreadsFor as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now . . . not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know what they are?

Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie—at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.

And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them . . .

Sexy, romantic, and oh-so-true to life, this is an unforgettable look at first love from one of young adult fiction’s greatest writers.


So?? Don’t these sound freaking fantastic? I can’t wait because I might be able to grab copies at BEA. Also, I will be trying to take pictures for you guys that aren’t going this year so you can see if you want to go next year. And I will be tweeting as much as I can, but I might get overwhelmed in the crowd so I can only say I will do my best. BUT…I will do a huge write-up, maybe two when I get back. Most definitely. And if you can’t go this year, and you are upset or a little green over the bloggers that ARE going, remember many of us were in your shoes last year. This is my first time going and I watched everyone else with envy for two years before I decided to take the leap and do it. YOU CAN DO IT TOO. Anyway, I just needed to say that because I have been there. Leave me a comment and I will promise to try and answer them when I get back. I already miss you guys!


15 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #26

  1. Amy

    I have Sex & Violence for review, but I hadn’t heard of the other one. It sounds really good. Hope you can get these at BEA. I will be sitting at home living vicariously through all of you guys tweeting and stuff. I wish I could be there and meet all of you, but I’m just happy for everyone who was able to go! Have a blast! 🙂

  2. Wow, Sex & Violence, WTF?? Sounds like a crazy book. Great choices Kara! I’m so jealous I’m not at BEA, but I hope you have a wonderful time and get lots of loot:)

  3. Okay, the first one is super interesting and bound to piss people off unless it is handled really well. I’m curious but I don’t know. It takes a certain type to write something like that and pull it off. We’ll see. Hope you enjoy your trip to BEA and GET THEM BOOKS! Have fun.

  4. I really want to read both of these books too-I’m such a big fan of contemporary novels and I like the sound of both. I have enjoyed Myracle’s writing before so I already know I like her but Mesrobian would be new to me.

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