Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday #28

“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:

Something Like Normal
By: Trish Doller
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: June 19, 2012

A powerful debut novel about a young Marine’s return home from Afghanistan and the new life and love he finds while fending off the ghosts of war.

When Travis Stephenson returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are on the brink of divorce, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and his car, and nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper Gray, a girl who despises him for trashing her reputation with a middle school lie, life actually starts looking up. As Travis and Harper see more of each other, he starts falling for her and a way through the family meltdown, the post-traumatic stress, and the possibility of an interesting future begins to emerge.

His sense of humor, sense of his own strength, and incredible sense of honor make Travis an irresistible and eminently lovable hero in this fantastic and timely debut novel.

Why I’m Waiting: This one sounds really serious and intense and it just looks so so good. And it has a male protagonist, which is so refreshing in YA lit. Plus, I absolutely adore love stories where the characters have some sort of not-so-great history. Can’t wait to read it!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. Cool cover! I like it! I've seen it a few times. I like the sounds of it! Excellent choice! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I've seen this a few times before and it really does sound like a good read. Awesome choice!

    My pick for this week
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  3. I see this everywhere lately! Sounds really intense and interesting. New follower

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  4. Haven't heard of this one I don't think, but it sounds awesome!

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  5. Okay definitely agree male protagonist is really refreshing in YA lit! OMG just saw you're reading the catastrophic history of you and me! Cannot wait to read that!!!!

    ARGHHH love your blog, it's really minimal but in a good way, like it's pleasing for the eyes loool, haha but some blogs are great just they have overstuffed blogs with like neon sign etc :P Following now!!:D


  6. Emotional and intense indeed! And I'm with you on romances between characters with bad pasts. Makes it all the more interesting watching them take The Fall. I only just heard about this one last week and since then felt like I've been waiting years for this. I WANT.

    Have a superb reading week!

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  7. This sounds really good! I really need to get this when it comes out. Great pick!
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  8. This one sounds amazing!! There are so many great books coming out in 2012, it really can't get here soon enough! Awesome pick :0)

  9. I am so excited to read this it sounds so good! I can't wait for June 19th!! :)


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