Waiting on Wednesday 09

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Waiting on Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and it features books that we are eagerly awaiting to be released.

Title: Sway
Author: Kat Spears
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: 16 September 2014

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Synopsis

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.

What am I waiting for this? - I don't read that much YA but this one sounds intriguing. A coming-of-age story with strong romantic elements and touch of humour, told from a male POV - it's right up my alley :) I didn't get approved for a review copy on Netgalley, so I'll be waiting to read it when it comes out in September.

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7 comments

  1. I have this coming up for review and I'm excited to read it. It looks like all kinds of cute. I like that it has a male POV too.
    Great pick! :)

    Nick - My WoW

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  2. Ahhh, I can't wait to read this one, such a cute cover! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  3. I have this one for review and am super excited to read this one as well.

    Grace
    Books of Love

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  4. Just heard about this one from shelf-awareness and it sounds amazing! It'll be a great summer read :)

    Nemo @ Blame it on the book

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  5. I haven't read many male POV YA contemporary's in a while and this one sounds good, plus I love the cover!

    Keely @ ireaditandwept

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  6. It's always interesting to read from a male POV. This sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my WoW :)

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  7. I hadn't heard of this one before but I like the sound of it :D
    Thanks for sharing.

    My WoW

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