Waiting on Wednesday #15

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

My Life Next Door
 by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Expected Publication: June 14th 2012 by Dial Books for Young Reader 
Synopsis from Goodreads:

 “One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen year old Samantha wishes she was one of them… until the day Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything.

Jase can sense that his beautiful neighbor is missing something in her sterile home, and as the two fall fiercely in love, his family makes her one of their own.

But when the bottom drops out of Sam’s world, which perfect family will save her–and will her perfect love survive?

Set among the haves and have-nots of a coastal New England town, My LIFE NEXT DOOR captures the angst, the heartache, and the raw-nerve emotions of first time loveβ€”and biting loss.

Something Like Normal
by Trish Doller
Expected Publication: June 19th 2012 by Bloomsbury
Synopsis from Goodreads:

A powerful debut novel about a young Marine’s return home from Afghanistan and the new life and love he finds while fending off the ghosts of war.

When Travis Stephenson returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are on the brink of divorce, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and his car, and nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper Gray, a girl who despises him for trashing her reputation with a middle school lie, life actually starts looking up. As Travis and Harper see more of each other, he starts falling for her and a way through the family meltdown, the post-traumatic stress, and the possibility of an interesting future begins to emerge.

His sense of humor, sense of his own strength, and incredible sense of honor make Travis an irresistible and eminently lovable hero in this fantastic and timely debut novel.

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44 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #15

  1. I love the cover of My Life Next Door!! I like the story too! I'm glad it's on my To Be Read list. Something like Normal sounds interesting. I've seen lots of people featured this book today!Great choices! Thank you for sharing!Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog!Samhttp://beautifuldiaries.com/2011/11/30/im-being-interviewed

  2. I really do not read enough contemporaries, but the ones I do get my hands on are always AMAZING. These both sound so so so good!! I am really excited for both. Fantastic picks!

  3. I've heard of My Life Next Door (which sounds amazing!) but I haven't heard of Something Like Normal. I think I saw the cover but didn't pay attention until now. And sdckihkcnnccijcqwbn <- I'm freaking out! I want it now! :O- Mary | Anxirium

  4. Wow, both books sound like really great reads! πŸ™‚ I need to add more contemporary books into my reading, so I'll add both to my Goodreads TBR list. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I am eagerly awaiting both of these books! *taps foot impatiently* Great WOW picks. Also, thanks for stopping by my cover reveal on Lindsay's blog. It was so sweet of you to leave such a nice comment–thanks so much!!!!

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