Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday #6

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week's pick:



The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
By: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy
Release Date: January 2, 2012

From Goodreads:

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. She’s stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s in seat 18B. Hadley’s in 18A.

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.

I am swooning over this description; doesn’t it just sound delicious? In my mind it seems kind of like a combination between Nick and Norah’s Infinte Playlist and Anna and the French Kiss, both of which I absolutely adore.

I also love that it only takes place over 24 hours. To be completely honest I’m not normally a huge fan of love at first sight stories; I like my romance to have buildup and development, but I think this has so much potential that I’m not even letting that bother me. I’m totally prepared to love this novel.

Why is January so far away??

18 comments:

  1. Great pick! This one sounds really good and I love the cover :)

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  2. "Why is January so far away??" GOOD QUESTION! I so cannot wait to read this. I prefer my romances to be slowly built too, but I think this will be awesome. I haven't read any books where they spend the entire novel in 'real time' so to speak. Like, not skipping ahead a few days or a week or something. But we're seeing every hour and I think it will be an intesne 24 hours!

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  3. This one sounds really cute. I usually read PR & UF, but I've been looking for some contemp to try. This sounds like it might be a good one!

    Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter

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  4. This looks pretty interesting; might need to pick this up when it hits the shelves. I would love if you checked out my WoW too!

    Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I quickly became a NEW follower.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

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  5. Tiffany - I love the cover too! I'm a big fan of black and white with a splash of one other color. The cover reminds me a lot of this picture, which I've always loved.

    Brodie - Hi! Every time I see something from you I look guiltily at the VA books sitting on my shelf, haha. They're next on my TBR list though, I promise. As soon as I finish my Harry Potter reread. :D Also, I hadn't even though about the fact that we'll get to see every little thing unfold in real time. But I guess a full-length novel covering only 24 hours will leave room for all those wonderful little details. I can't wait!

    Marla - If you're looking for good contemporary romance, I'd definitely try Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. It is sooooo good, I can't recommend it highly enough. My review for it should be up in the next couple of days and it's pretty much just full of excited squeeing and gushing in ALL CAPS with lots of exclamation points. :P

    Anti-Drug Reads - Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll definitely check out your WoW, heading over now! :)

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  6. A great choice! it sounds interesting.

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week :)

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  7. I've heard a lot good things about this one! I love the cover as well!

    New follower!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

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  8. YES! This is definitely one I'm looking forward to as well. How crazy is it that we're already counting down to 2012 releases though? Haha.

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  9. I think I am joined by legions of people who are very excited for this book. Never mind the long title but I am absolutely envious of everyone who've already read this book. I'd do anything to read it! Great pick :)

    Check out my WoW picks here

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  10. Wow this book sounds really good!! You're right, it totally reminds me of Anna and the French Kiss, which happens to be one of my favourite YA contemporary boooks (:

    January 2 NEXT YEAR!? Oh man...it's going to be a long wait.

    My WoW

    Felicia @ A Novel Paradise

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  11. Oh wow I love the sound of this one. I am definitely putting this one on my wish list. Great pick!

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  12. Love the title! The long winded ones tend to stick out in my head!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day and Happy Reading!

    Old Follower :)

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  13. I agree that this sounds like Nick and Norah. Sounds very interesting.

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  14. Good pick, enjoy your reads.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday_22.html

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  15. It's hard not to swoon over a description like that. If only stuff like that happened in RL. *le sigh*

    LOL

    Great choice.

    My WoW

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  16. I think I am going to totally love this book! But January!!! So far away.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday-24.html

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  17. Ooh, this one sounds so wonderful. I love reading about 2012 picks! I haven't read Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist so I don't know that part of your comparison... but have you seen the movie Before Sunrise? This reminds me of it but in teenage form & as a book. Delightful :). Thanks for sharing!
    -Christina Reads YA

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