Thursday, May 14, 2015

Reflect Thursday: Shining Books of Waiting on Wednesday! [2]

Do you ever feel after a day like Waiting on Wednesday your list of TBR grows significantly? I wanted to mention a few titles that really caught my eye this week on the blogosphere after browsing the wonderful Waiting on Wednesday lists!

1. Emmy & Oliver By Robin Benway

Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?

Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.

She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.

Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.

He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?

Readers who love Sarah Dessen will tear through these pages with hearts in throats as Emmy and Oliver struggle to face the messy, confusing consequences of Oliver’s father’s crime. Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story.
(Synopsis Provided By Goodreads)

Once again this is a book I saw around the blogosphere a lot yesterday during Waiting on Wednesday. The cover had such beautiful typography that I had to stop and read the blurb! The blurb sets a really dynamic story with a lot of deep emotions and I'm a huge sucker for books that aim to pull on heartstrings! Thanks to all that brought this to my attention on WoW!

2. Not After Everything By Michelle Levy

A gritty but hopeful love story about two struggling teens—
great for fans of The Spectacular Now, Willow, and Eleanor and Park

Tyler has a football scholarship to Stanford, a hot girlfriend, and a reliable army of friends to party with. Then his mom kills herself. And Tyler lets it all go. Now he needs to dodge what his dad is offering (verbal tirades and abuse) and earn what his dad isn’t (money). Tyler finds a job that crashes him into Jordyn, his former childhood friend turned angry-loner goth-girl. She brings Tyler an unexpected reprieve from the never-ending pity party his life has become. How could he not fall for her? But with his dad more brutally unpredictable than ever, Tyler knows he can’t risk bringing Jordyn too deeply into the chaos. So when violence rocks his world again, will it be Jordyn who shows him the way to a hopeful future? Or after everything, will Tyler have to find it in himself?
(Synopsis Provided By Goodreads)

First I want to say that I absolutely LOVED The Spectacular Now movie adaptation and so when a book sells itself as 'great for fans of The Spectacular Now' I'm going to stop and give it a try! And after reading the blurb, this book bumped it's way up to the top of my TBR and to buy ASAP list! I always love the male POV in a struggle such as the one painted here. Such potential to be amazing and so I thank those who posted this as their WoW!

Anyone else watch The Spectacular Now movie adaptation and love it as much as I did? What books did you discover after WOW? Create a post and leave a link in your description for me to check out!



  1. All these cute YA romance covers are just making me add them to my never ending TBR. *cries* Great picks!

    Blessie @ Mischievous Reads

    1. If I had the time I would totally compile all the covers to create a massive wallpaper! The covers are so current and beautifully designed!