Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday #26

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release (or releases) that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

The Waiting Sky
By: Lara Zielin
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release Date: August 2, 2012

Seventeen-year-old Jane can’t quite face her mother’s alcoholism even though it sucks to spend all her time and energy keeping them afloat – making sure her mom gets to work, that the bills are paid when there’s money to pay them, and that no one knows her mom is so messed up. But when Jane’s mom drives drunk almost killing both them and Jane’s best friend, Jane can no longer deny her mom is spiraling out of control. Jane has only one place to turn: her older brother Ethan, who left years ago to go to college. A summer away with him and his tornado chasing buddies may just provide the time and space she needs to figure out whether her life still includes her mother.

Why I’m Waiting: This book sounds so awesome. I love that Jane is dealing with such a serious issue – it has the potential for some really gut-wrenching scenes. Plus, I love sibling stories, so the fact that she goes off to spend the summer with her older brother makes me really happy. (And his tornado-chasing buddies, can’t forget the possibility of a love interest! :P) ALSO. Tornado chasing? SO COOL. I’ve always kind of had this secret desire to be a storm chaser, so the fact that there’s a YA book about it is fantaaaaastic. And the cover is GORGEOUS. I love how the tornado in a jar echoes catching fireflies in a jar when you’re a kid. Especially because she’s dealing with such awful mom problems. Aaaahhh I can’t wait for this one!!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. That cover is wicked cool! Like you, I really like sibling stories, too. Dysfunctional families and tornado chasing all in one book, this one definitely sounds like fun :0)

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  2. I just made a comment a minute ago that I've never read a book involving alcoholism and here is another one I'm interested in. Good choice!

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  3. The Waiting Sky sounds so gooood!!! Love the cover! Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

    Books For All Seasons

  4. The book sounds "too serious" for me so I'm not too sure if I'll pick it up. But spot on about the cover. It looks yummy. :)

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  5. I haven't heard of this book but I'll have to check it out, here's mine

  6. Chasing Tornados sounds awesome but scary at the same time. Great pick! Here is My WoW if you'd like to check it out!

  7. Oh, tornado chasers! Sounds awfully dangerous and fun at the same time. It sounds like a book that will make me cry too. Great pick! :)

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  8. Haven't heard of this one! It sounds really good. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Pam @ jellylovesbooks

  9. The cover is what first captured my attention... you look at it once and then have to do a double-take at the jar. SO COOL! And I just love the idea of tornado chasing... scary as hell, but thrilling and so fascinating to witness! Why is August so far away, Andie? WHY?

  10. I LOVE the tornado in the jar on the cover. It really tells some of the story. I've added this one to my TBR. It sounds great!

  11. This is interesting. Sounds like something that I would read. Great pick. Come visit me as well.

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  12. I picked this one too to feature in an upcoming WoW post! Doesn't it sound awesome? I'm not a huge contemp. fiction fan but there is something about this one that intrigues me. I love the cover too. The tornado in a jar is awesome. In the catalog, the synopsis does hint at a love interest with her brother's friend, but the synopsis makes it sound like he's a bad guy. I can't wait to read this one and find out!

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  13. Love stories of families addressing addiction...and this one has a nice twist, being from the girl's POV.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  14. It's not something I'd usually read, but it definitely sounds intriguing. :) Great pick.

    Fictional Distraction

  15. Wooww, that is a crazy appealing cover and the book sounds pretty intriguing, too. Thanks for the heads up! I'm dying for the third Hex Hall book myself... :)


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