Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday, #21

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...
The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
Publication Date: May 21, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath — with candles and a contract and everything — to never have anything to do with one.

Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle. No one wants to end up with a toaster on wheels, so they hire a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas?

Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away — no way would she fall for them. But old warnings fade fast, because Emilio turns out to be the first guy in forever she likes. Really likes. Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak…

But what if her sisters were wrong?

Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking.

Sarah Ockler proved her worth to me in Twenty Boy Summer when I came to experience how seamlessly I tend to fall for her characters and writing. And since then, I hold Ockler in the same regard as I do my other YA contemporary favorites such as Sarah Dessen, Jandy Nelson and Tricia Mills. They all seem to have that magical spell of creating a perfect plot with likable characters I don't easily forget. I'm definitely looking forward to getting my hands on her upcoming novel The Book of Broken Hearts as I'm eager to meet her newest cast.

Sooo, what book are you waiting on???


  1. Sounds lovely! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

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  2. I cannot wait for that one either!!

    So excited!

    Great pick!

  3. Oh...I've seen this book around! I recognize and absolutely love the cover! The story sounds sweet as well. I'm sure the sparks are going to fly with Emilio and Jude. Good choice! :)

  4. Aww! The cover is so cute and the book sounds nice too. Great pick!

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  5. This might just be a book I could really love! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Nice to hear new book from her!
    I'm currently reading Twenty Boy Summer. :)
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  7. Love the cover and the story sounds good too! Nice pick.

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  8. Oh wow, this sounds so very awesome! Definitely need to add this to my to-read list immediately. Thanks for putting it on my radar! :)

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  9. This sounds lovely - it's a new one for me but thanks for spotlighting it! Hope you'll love this one as well when it comes out :)

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  10. Awesome selection on WoW I haven't heard of the book before :) but it's always nice to learn something new

  11. I haven't read Twenty Boy Summer yet but I've been told that it's fantastic. I didn't know Sarah was coming out with another book, so I'm going to have to read it before this is released!

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  12. This was also my pick a few months ago. I love the storyline for it :) Great pick!
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  13. Perfect pick. I loved Bittersweet so much and want to read all of Ockler's books. Thanks for sharing!

  14. I love the cover to this book. Its very different from what I usually read. But I will definitely look out for this book. :D Great Pick!

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  15. Oh, this looks like a really interesting, fun read! Thanks so much for sharing :) Happy Wednesday!


  16. This book sounds really good! I haven't read anything by Sarah Ockler before, but it's never too late to try!

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  17. This sort of reminds me of Perfect Chemistry. I loved Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler so I definitely want to pick this up. Great pick Arlene. :)

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