Waiting on Wednesday – Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

Bone GapPublisher: Balzer + Bray

Author: Laura Ruby

Release date: March 3, 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That’s just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?

Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.

As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap—their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures—acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.

Why I’m excited: This book sounds unique and very, very interesting, a mix of fantasy and contemporary young adult fiction. I’m really intrigued by the summary and I’m looking forward to checking out Bone Gap.

What are you waiting on?

Waiting on Wednesday: My Heart & Other Black Holes

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

Publisher: HarperCollins / Balzer + BrayMy Heart & Other Black Holes

Author: Jasmine Warga

Release date: February 10, 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads:

     Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner.

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.

Why I’m excited: First, that title. Second, nerds. Third, that summary. Wow. That sounds incredible. She must convince him “to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together” – how awesome does that sound? Yep. I want to read this. RIGHT NOW, please and thank you.

What are you excited about? 

Waiting on Wednesday: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Author: Becky Albertalli

Release date: April 7, 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

Why I’m excited: I hadn’t heard of this one until the Decatur Book Festival, where I got an ARC of the book. I think it sounds really interesting. All of the reviews on Goodreads have rated it quite highly and said that the voice is really authentic. I love authentic voices in young adult literature. And “messy dynamics”? Sounds right up my alley. Anything that deals with someone figuring out how to not compromise themselves is usually something I like; be yourself, you guys!

What are you excited about?