Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #154 - Perfect Couple & The Glass Arrow

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Be sure to post a link to your Waiting on Wednesday below!

This week's pre-publication "We can't wait to read it!" selections are...

Author: Jennifer Echols
Release Date: January 13, 2015
Published by: Simon Pulse

 As yearbook photographer, Harper is responsible for those candid moments that make high school memorable. But her own life is anything but picture perfect. Her parent's bitter divorce left her wondering what a loving relationship looks like. And ever since the senior class voted her and star quarterback Brody; Perfect Couple That Never Was; her friends have been pushing her to ask Brody out.

Brody doesn't lack female admirers, but Harper can't see herself with him. He's confused about the match too. Yet they find themselves drawn together first by curiosity about why the class paired them, then by an undeniable bond.

The trouble is, though they're attracted to each other, they have a hard time getting along or even communicating well. If they're the perfect couple, this shouldn't be so difficult! Soon it becomes clear their class was wrong, and they throw in the towel. But they feel so changed from making the effort, they can't forget each other. What if this match made in hell is the perfect couple after all? (Summary from Goodreads)

I love anything by Echols. She always has an insightful twist that helps her characters learn and grow. 

Author: Kristen Simmons
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Published by: Tor Teen

The Handmaid's Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder.

In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year-old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya's luck runs out and she's caught by a group of businessmen on a hunting expedition, fighting to survive takes on a whole new meaning. (Summary from Goodreads)

This reminds me of Orleans by Sherri L. Smith which I ADORED!! It was so hard core and raw! Plus, The Handmaid's Tale left me thinking for months later. If this book can touch either of these at all like this, then WOW...I'm in! 

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I'm reading Perfect Couple right now! I read all of Jennifer's books. The Glass Arrow sounds interesting. I hope you both enjoy your picks this week.
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  2. These are two AWESOME picks!! "Perfect Couple", has such a cute plot! It also makes me "nostalgic" for something I never had -- a boyfriend in high school.....lol. The second one, "Glass Arrow" sounds VERY exciting!! I LOVE reading feminist fiction!! Both of these books are going onto my Goodreads shelves ASAP! Thanks for featuring them!!

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  3. The Glass Arrow is totally on my list. We don't have too long to wait -- I've been counting down for months and now I can finally say that it's mere weeks away =)