Tuesday, July 10, 2012

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY



Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week's WoW selection is...

Uses for BoysIf you give boys what they want, they give you what you need. Right? Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now her mom’s gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, the next stepfather. And Anna has learned a new way to make sense of the world. A way to fill her empty afternoons, her empty house. Anna discovers that boys – from Desmond to Joey, from Todd to Sam - can make you feel less alone. Everyone at school has heard about Anna and the boys; everyone calls her a slut. Anna’s only friend, Toy, is a girl like her. Toy is a master at using boys, who seems to get everything she wants from them. Anna longs to be Toy, to have Toy’s romantic life, because even when Anna gives boys what they want, she still fails to get what she needs. When Anna loses Sam, a boy who is more than just useful, a boy so perfect that even Toy could be jealous, she discovers the truth about Toy’s stories – and a truth about herself. That no matter what she barters or gives away, she still has to confront herself – the child inside that’s spent her life yearning for family, belonging and affection. Now, with so much of what she thought true proven to be a lie, Anna finally takes a new look at herself and her life. Could there be a different way of seeing boys? And could she, for the first time, find the strength to take her destiny in her own hands? ~From GoodReads


Why I'm Waiting ~ I. Love. The. Cover. So much. And this story seems like a beautiful contemporary with a message. Only problem? USES FOR BOYS isn't due until 2013. Wah!


Expected publication: 2013 by St Martin’s Press

28 comments:

  1. WOOO! I LOVE THE COVER!!! SO PRETTY! I had this one up a few weeks ago. Sounds awesome! I have many uses for boys ;-)
    My WOW

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  2. I totally can't wait to read this! I love the cover!

    Here's mine: http://shatterbooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/waiting-on-wednesday-10.html

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  3. YES YES YES PLEASE!!!!! i cant wait to see how this turns out!!! i hope its amazing and just GRR!!! yes! thank you very much!
    Tara's WOW
    And her AMAZING Giveaway
    Make sure to VOTE FOR KAIDAN on July 13!!!

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  4. I am loving that cover and the synopsis is interesting. I think so many girls these days are like Anna. Just trying to find that someone to fill in the voids that they are desperately needing. Great pick!

    My WoW

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  5. A great pick! I only saw this book for the first time today & it sounds amazing.

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/waiting-on-wednesday-11th-july.html

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  6. I have seen this one around a lot today, I really love the cover! Awesome choice!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

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  7. I've seen this one around a lot today and lately in general :) I just love the cover for it!
    Check out my WoW post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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  8. This is really new to me... but it sounds awesome! plus the blurb by Ellen Hopkins? yay! this is definitely going on the pile! another 2013 book to look forward! Awesome pick! ;)

    My WoW picks

    ~Jay
    We Fancy Books

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  9. I haven't seen this one. I'll have to look into this ones, sounds pretty good. Great choice.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever
    http://booksliveforever.com/?p=2434

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  10. Ok so I love the cover! I love the idea of her life being surrounded in darkness
    Except for this first true relationship that is Hedgi light on her life! Very cool!!

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  11. What a great cover!! This really sounds like a fantastic book!! I had not heard of it before so thanks for sharing!!

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  12. ::adds to GoodReads:: This sounds really, really amazing. Unfortunately, the book addresses an issue that SO many girls deal with on a daily basis. I love that it will address the fact that having a man in your life and/or having sex will NOT make you feel happy or whole. If the book is as good as it sounds, I will be passing this on to the few younger teenagers I know.

    Thanks for the heads-up! Great pick :-)

    My WoW Pick

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  13. Great pick! I just added this one on Goodreads yesterday! Love the cover too :-)

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  14. I love the cover to, and it sounds like it is going to be great. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I want to read this one too. I thought you read it already. Maybe it was someone else. Hmmm...lost my mind again.

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  16. Sounds like an interesting read. Can't wait to get myself a copy.

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

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  17. I agree...that cover is awesome! And I could think of a few "uses for boys" myself. :P (I'm going to use that one every time I see this book. Lulz.)

    Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my WoW post! Happy Wednesday! :D

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  18. I've seen this one around a few times, it looks like it's going to be a really intersting read! Thanks for sharing.

    My WoW

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  19. Second time I've seen this one, and I'm still excited to read it. This one looks so interesting! Fantastic pick :) Thanks for sharing!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    Our WoW

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  20. This was one of my WOW picks last week. I can't wait for this book! The cover is amazing and the synopsis is unlike anything else I've read in YA. Too many good books coming out next January and it's too far away! Awesome pick!

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  21. This sounds really interesting. It's already on my TBR list. I'll be reading this once it releases in 2013.

    My WOW: http://breathofbooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/waiting-on-wednesday-16-live-through.html

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  22. Love that cover! The story sounds really good, too.

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  23. Dang that's a long wait! I love the cover too! AND it does sound fabulous.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  24. Enjoy! your pick.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/07/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  25. Every time I see this book, I get goosebumps. I absolutely have to read this one. Great pick!

    Here's mine

    ~Danica Page
    Check out my giveaway for any book under $15

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  26. Oh, Andrea, WOW! I've NEVER heard of this one before, but... uh... DID I MENTION WOW? :O
    It sounds amazing... I've only recently discovered the awesome that is contemporary, and this sounds like a CAN'T MISS.
    And oh. my. WOW.
    THE COVER! SO PRETTY!

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  27. Never heard of this but now I have to read it. It sounds so good. So sad I have to wait so long though :(

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  28. I totally have not seen this yet...why...why! Well it was probably for the best as I was not blessed with the "waiting" gene! Regardless - thank you for sharing totally gave me shivers with the cover!

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