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 going to be completely honest–I hadn’t heard of this book until I worked on my New Year’s Eve Countdown post. Now that I’ve heard of it, though, I’m positively obsessed with it.
Three Key Words for This Week’s WoW: Kidnapping, Romance, TOO MANY FEELINGS (that was three key words in itself, but we’ll let it slide just this once)
Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?
Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.
She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.
Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.
He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.
Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?
Readers who love Sarah Dessen will tear through these pages with hearts in throats as Emmy and Oliver struggle to face the messy, confusing consequences of Oliver’s father’s crime. Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story.
Will Be Available: June 23rd, 2015
While I believe there are better YA books out there, Sarah Dessen books are nice to read every once in a while. They’re nice and fluffy and don’t require a great amount of intelligent thought. With the kidnapping element of this novel, it already seems a bit darker than some of Dessen’s works. It sounds heartbreaking and sweet. So, HarperTeen… I have four words for you.
And, as always, when my friends and parents tell me that I need to slow down with the reading, my continued response will be…