Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #14

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

Author: Jessica Martinez
Release Date: October 7, 2014

Valentina Cruz no longer exists.
One moment, she was wrapped in Emilio’s arms, melting into his kiss. The next, she was witnessing the unthinkable: a murder in cold blood, ordered by her father and carried out by her boyfriend. When Emilio pulled the trigger, Valentina disappeared. She made a split-second decision to shed her identity and flee her life of privilege, leaving the glittering parties and sultry nightlife of Miami far behind.
She doesn't know how to explain to herself what she saw. All she knows now is that nothing she believed about her family, her heart, or Emilio’s love, was real.
She can change her name and deny her past, but Valentina can’t run from the truth. The lines between right and wrong, and trust and betrayal, will be blurred beyond recognition as she untangles the deceptions of the two men she once loved and races to find her own truth.
I know, the rating isn't great, but in this case I am going to judge a book by its cover because it is beautiful. The description also sounds like something I would love, so hopefully I won't be as disappointed as some readers.

Author: Heather Demetrios
Release Date: February 3, 2015

If seventeen-year-old Skyler Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage-months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.
Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings them together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.
Gritty, romantic, and ultimately hopeful, I'll MEET YOU THERE explores the complicated lives of an unforgettable cast of characters. This is the story of teens outside the picket fence. It doesn't soften the edges of adolescence or the individual consequences of war; it’s life on the fringes—maddening, weirdly endearing…and completely screwed up.
I had seen this on someone else’s WoW a couple a weeks back and it just stuck with me. Just from the summary, I immediately identify with Skyler and I feel like her story can be a really deep one. I’m all for the gritty romance this book is promising.

Tell us what you're waiting for this week!

Until next week!


  1. Jennifer MesserschmidtAugust 20, 2014 at 7:18 AM

    I'm waiting on both of these as well. And they have such awesome covers!

    My WOW

  2. Even with the low ratings, I'm actually really curious about Kiss Kill Vanish as well. I will probably borrow it from a library when it becomes available.
    As for I'll Meet You There, I need that book in my life right away. It sounds too good and I loved Heather's Something Real.
    Great picks! :)

    Nick - My WoW

  3. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsAugust 20, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    I so can't wait to read Kiss Kill Vanish- definitely my type of read, love on-the-run type books. :) And I'll Meet You There is bound to be good, since it's Heather Demetrios, or as I've been told. ;)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  4. Great picks you guys! I'll Meet You There is definitely on my TBR list and I was actually thinking of reading her other book first before this one comes out. Kiss Kill Vanish is really intriguing and a little mind-bending. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW

  5. Amber @ Fall Into BooksAugust 20, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    AHH A Doctor Who image! YAY!

    Kiss Kill Vanish does have a beautiful cover. I'll be interested to see what you think of it. I'm on the fence about whether or not I want to read it at the time, though it DOES sound interesting.

    I'll Meet You There sounds good and really emotional.

    I hope you both enjoy these books!

    My WoW

  6. I'm looking forward to both of these reads!! I saw the premise of Kiss Kill Vanish a while back and I'm going to read it, regardless of what other people say about it. lol, also, I really liked Something Real, so I'll definitely be checking out I'll Meet You There too! Happy reading!!

    My WoW.

  7. Hmmm the first one sounds like an adult novel and I try to avoid those because they're gross! :D The second one sounds interesting and I've added that on my waiting-for-the-release list :)

  8. Oooh. That's a good idea. I'll probably wait until it hits the library, too.

    Thanks for stopping by, Nick. Can't wait to see what was on your WoW for this week.

  9. LOL I'm glad I'm not the only one willing to ignore critics. That cover is too pretty to pass up!

    Thanks for stopping by! Heading over to your WoW!

  10. Thanks, Amber. Hopefully I love it, but either way I think I'll review it simply because the cover alludes to such pretty words.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Mind bending is the perfect description. I think that's what has me intrigued.

    Thanks for stopping by, Camille. Heading to your WoW now. :)

  12. Mine, too. Despite what people say Kiss Kill Vanish sounds right to my alley.

    Thanks for stopping by, Kirsty! Can't wait to see what's on your WoW.

  13. Agreed! If it weren't for the cover I may reconsider reading Kiss Kill Vanish, but it's too pretty to pass up.

    Thanks for stopping by! Can't wait to see what you WoW was for this week.