Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
I’m so pumped for this week’s WoW!
In Kat Spears’s hilarious and often poignant debut, high school senior Jesse Alderman, or “Sway,” as he’s known, could sell hell to a bishop. He also specializes in getting things people want—term papers, a date with the prom queen, fake IDs. He has few close friends and he never EVER lets emotions get in the way. For Jesse, life is simply a series of business transactions.
But when Ken Foster, captain of the football team, leading candidate for homecoming king, and all-around jerk, hires Jesse to help him win the heart of the angelic Bridget Smalley, Jesse finds himself feeling all sorts of things. While following Bridget and learning the intimate details of her life, he falls helplessly in love for the very first time. He also finds himself in an accidental friendship with Bridget’s belligerent and self-pitying younger brother who has cerebral palsy. Suddenly, Jesse is visiting old folks at a nursing home in order to run into Bridget, and offering his time to help the less fortunate, all the while developing a bond with this young man who idolizes him. Could the tin man really have a heart after all?
A Cyrano de Bergerac story with a modern twist, Sway is told from Jesse’s point of view with unapologetic truth and biting humor, his observations about the world around him untempered by empathy or compassion—until Bridget’s presence in his life forces him to confront his quiet devastation over a life-changing event a year earlier and maybe, just maybe, feel something again.
Will Be Published: September 16, 2014
WHY I’M EXCITED:
I love the story of Cyrano de Bergerac! To see that there’s a new, modern-day twist on this classic tale, well, I’m so excited for this book! I’m also looking forward to reading a book from a male’s perspective. I haven’t read a male-narrated YA book in some time… 🙂
What books are you excited for? Link your WoW up and let’s talk books! 🙂
9 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday #4”
i got a chance to meet the author at the ALA conference back in july and the way she was talking about the characters made me really want to pick it up. awesome pick 🙂
hope you can stop by my WoW Post.
-michelle @ Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks
Oh, really? How cool! They sound like really fun, lovable characters in blurb. 🙂
You’ve got a great pick, too! Can’t say I’ve heard of Inherit Midnight, but it sounds captivating!
I saw this book for the first time yesterday and I immediately thought that it was cute. Great pick!
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This sounds interesting and I cant wait to see what people who have read the book think 🙂
Me too! Right now it seems like most people like it on Goodreads, so I hope that that trend continues 🙂
Ahhh, can’t wait to get my hands on it, sounds really fun and such a cute cover! 🙂
Kirsty @ StudioReads
I’ve been seeing this everywhere lately! I guess I need to add it to my TBR! Thanks for sharing 😉
I know! I cannot wait for it to be released! 🙂
This one sounds so good! I’ve got my name on a list already at the library. Thanks for sharing!