Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday, #41


 

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on.

Here's my selection for this week...

Expected Publication: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama.

Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain--people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?

To hear that one of my favorite YA Contemporary writers is finally coming out with another book is nothing short of exciting! I love Simone Elkeles's writing!! She is all sorts of talented with her funny scenes, steamy writing and feel-so-real characters! Also, did I read right that her latest protag is a girl hoping to land a football scholarship??? All I can say is D.J. Schwenk anyone??? This one is at the top of my list and I can wait to meet Derek and Ashtyn in Wild Cards!!

Sooo... what book are you waiting on? Be sure to link me up! 

60 comments:

  1. Hmm...I love the cover. I loved the first half of the summary too and then I got a little disappointed. I'm not a sports reader for the most part. I hope you enjoy!

    Tsuki @ Tsuki's Books

    Tsuki’s WoW

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  2. I definitely think I'd love this! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  3. I saw this on Netgalley :) Sounds good! I've been wanting to check out a book by the author for the longest.

    Janina
    My WW!

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  4. I have this one on my TBR list, as well. I can't wait to read it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

    Holly @ Part of that World

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  5. Picked this one up at BEA and can't wait to read it!!

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  6. I love the whole "girl that's in football" part of the synopsis! It sounds SO cool :)

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  7. Love this cover! Sounds like a interesting read.
    My Wow

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad to see I'm not the only one waiting for this book!!

    Old follower. :)

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  9. I can't wait for this one!!!!! I love Simone!!! She is my fave contemporary author. Love everything she writes.

    Feel Free to pop over and check out our picks this week: Waiting on Wednesday #17

    Siobhan @ Totally Bookalicious

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  10. That one's on Netgalley, but if I'm not wrong, I got denied the sweet eARC. I would've cried if I'd had enough time to do so :((

    Thanks for sharing!
    Here's my WOW

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  11. A female football player? That's enough to make me want to read it right there. Assuming she pulls it off and it's not all cheesy...

    ~Mandi Kaye | My WoW

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  12. This one looks intense and emotionally satisfying. Enjoy! Here's MY WOW POST

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  13. Great pick! I can't wait for this one either although I haven't read any other books by Simone before. It sounds so good!!! :D

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I just saw this one today - I know my students will be excited to see a new Elkeles novel. They love her books.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Reading!

    Crys (The Hodgenator)
    My WoW

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  15. I never got into this author's other series, but I definitely plan on reading this. It sounds really good. I love girl football players. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by!
    -Natalie @Natflix&Books

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  16. Sounds great. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  17. Ooh! I definitely want to read this one! I haven't read a book by Simone yet, but I've heard she's amazing.

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  18. This had me at football! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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  19. Awesome!! Just got this last week from Netgalley and I have a feeling it's going to be a fabulous one! :)

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  20. Cool pick. Thanks for sharing :)

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/06/waiting-on-wednesday-52.html

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  21. I can't wait for this one! Great pick!

    My WoW

    Allison @ Book Fixation
    New follower :)

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  22. Oh my gosh, yes. I love Simone Elkeles, so you'd better believe this is on my list! Great pick this week! :)

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  23. Sounds like a great read! Bad boy gets kicked out of boarding school. Yep, I'm in. hahaha.

    Toni @ My Book Addiction

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  24. I hope you enjoy your pick.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/06/waiting-on-wednesday_19.html

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  25. I'm dying for is too! It sounds amazing!
    Great pick!

    My WoW: http://mycrazybookobsession.blogspot.se/2013/06/waiting-on-wednesday-34.html

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  26. Great pick. I am really excited for this one.

    Thanks for stopping by
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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  27. Amazing Pick Arlene! I love Simone Elkeles, and am looking forward to this one as well! I like your blog--it's very pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Wild cards is on NetGalley right now, you should try to get it!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  28. I can't wait for this one either. Excellent choice!

    Kat
    www.katsbookbuzz.net

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  29. i am sooooo excited to read wild cards!! i was lucky enough to be approved on netgalley the other week. fantastic pick :)

    check out my WoW

    -michelle

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  30. Looks like a good one! I had just entered into the giveaway on goodread! I hope you enjoy it once you read it! :)

    Thanks for stopping by My WoW

    Brenna @ Two-Tall-Tales

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  31. I have to read the Perfect Chemistry books! I have been wanting to for a while but haven't gotten around to it and now that she has a new series coming out, I just have to! Great pick and thanks for stopping by :-)

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

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  32. I just saw this on another Wednesday post. It sounds like a good read and I'm anxious to get my hands on it.

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  33. Great choice! I heard about this through NetGalley, can't wait to read it!
    My WoW

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  34. I've seen a lot of people talking about this one. I actually have never read this author's books. Great pick

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  35. I have an eARC of this one and I'm so excited!

    My WoW

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  36. I've been seeing this everywhere! I'll have to check it out when it is finally released. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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  37. Love Simone Elkeles! This synopsis reminds me of Miranda Kenneally's Catching Jordan.

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  38. Great pick! I love her books :D

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  39. I've only read one book by her, but I liked it. Hope you enjoy! :D

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  40. Great pick! I loved her Perfect Chemistry series :)

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  41. People seem really excited about this one. I guess I'll have to give it a try at some point!
    My WoW

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  42. Great pick! I have been waiting for this book for sooooo long! I am so excited and I can't wait to read my arc. I hope we both love it. Thanks for stopping by.
    My WoW

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  43. Oh, this certainly sounds like a TERRIFIC read!! It's an unusual one, too -- a girl applying for a football scholarship? Definitely interesting! And Derek is the quintessential bad boy...GREAT mix! One more for "ye olde TBR"!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my WOW!! :)

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  44. I have Simone's other books on my Kindle, but I've never read them. I really need to get on that! Great pick!

    And thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

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  45. This looks so good. I saw it was on Netgalley, but I'm hoping to pick up an ARC next week at ALA. Thanks for visiting my WoW.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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  46. Amazing pick! This book sounds fantastic and I am really excited for this one as well. Also... pretty cover!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  47. I have an e-ARC of this waiting for me on my Kindle. Can you believe I've never read anything by this author before? LOL I am way out of the loop.

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  48. Yes! I'll be reading this one on vacation in a few weeks!

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  49. I am sooo excited for this book! I loved her Perfect Chemistry series.

    Thank-you for stopping by my WoW 

    Sharon – Obsession with Books

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  50. I have heard about this book. It sounds really good. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  51. I've been seeing this book around and it sounds really good. Great pick!

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  52. This sounds so good! I love it when a story has a girl playing sports - great pick! :)

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  53. Girl playing football? Love it!!! And the book sounds interesting too, great pick.

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  54. I grabbed this one at BEA and am definitely excited to check it out. Great pick!

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  55. Excellent pic. I have this one from NetGalley and can't wait to read it.

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  56. That sounds like an interesting take for a contemporary YA book. It's not my genre of choice, but I hope you enjoy it when you get to read it!

    Leslie @ Working for the Mandroid

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  57. I still haven't read anything y this author, but then again I've been in something of a contemporary-rut lately :$ I hope you enjoy this one as much as her other books! Thanks for sharing & for stopping by :)

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  58. I can't wait for this one either. I liked Perfect Chemistry and I hardly like contemporary books. Thanks for dropping by!

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    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
    Waiting on Wednesday

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