Waiting on Wednesday 5/11

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: Sass & Serendipity
Author: Jennifer Ziegler
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: July 12, 2011
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 350

Daphne Rivera and her sister Gabby could not be more different.

For fifteen-year-old Daphne, the glass is always half full, a dab of lip-gloss can ward off a bad day, and the boy of her dreams—the one she's read about in all of her beloved romance novels—is waiting for her just around the corner.

But Daphne’s older sister Gabby wishes Daphne would get real. In Gabby’s world, everyone’s out for themselves, wearing makeup is a waste of time, and boys only distract you from studying before they break your heart. The only boy Gabby trusts is her best friend, Mule, who has always been there for her.

Both Gabby and Daphne are still reeling from their parents’ divorce, though in very different ways. While Gabby will never forgive her unreliable father for failing her mother, Daphne idolizes her daddy and is sure that everything would work out fine if her cranky mom would just let him back into their lives.
I want to read Sass & Serendipity for several reasons, the first being the super cute cover because, yes, I am THAT shallow. I'm also on a bit of a contemporary kick right now, and I'm looking for books that are sweet, push the envelope without trying too hard and still have a great theme. And finally, this is meant to be a play on Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility, which I adore, and as one of three daughters, any books with sisters, trials and tribulations speaks to my soul. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

26 comments:

  1. That does sound interesting. I'm definitely Gabby :-) I think the glass isn't half empty - it's entirely empty.

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  2. This sounds interesting and like the relationship between the two sisters will make for an interesting relationship.

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  3. A retelling of Sense and Sensibility!? I am definitely going to read it!

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  4. I love this cover too. Cute not too flashy and I do like a GOOD contemp. Great pick!

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  5. I had never heard of this book until now .. So thank you Melissa !! It sounds awesome and the cover looks so pretty =) !

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  6. This one does sound really good! I am pretty shallow when it comes to book covers too lol! Thanks for the pick! I am adding it to my list! :)

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  7. This looks good, I haven't read that much contemporary YA lately so I'm going to add this to my wish list.

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  8. Hmm, this sounds like a great twist on a old classic. I will have to add it to my tbr pile!

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  9. nice cover! and it sounds interesting! I'm surely adding this on my TBR list (: Here's my WoW (:

    btw, you might also want to join our GIVEAWAY!

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  10. This does look really cute, and I'm shallow enough to want to read a book just for it's cover too. I can't help it!

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  11. This does sound cute, and I love the cover!

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  12. This sounds really good! I'm really enjoying Contemps right now as well, so this is right up my alley. Great pick! Thanks!

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  13. Oh! I hadn't heard about this one yet! It sounds really cute. (And I totally agree with you on the cover!)

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  14. This sounds like a great read! I agree that the cover and title are both charming, I would be won over by those alone. Luckily it sounds great as well!

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  15. I have not seen this one but glad you pointed it out. Of course one for the Austen likeness and two for the sisters thing. It was me and my sister and we had opposite feelings about my father. Still do. Will put this one on order. I've been on a realistic fiction kick lately even though previously I'd have avoided it. Only had one or two disappointments. Glad you're back!

    Heather

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  16. Lol, we love books so we get to be shallow over covers :D

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  17. I'm looking forward to Sass & Serendipity as well! It sounds like another fun novel with modern-day Jane Austen twists. :)

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  18. This sounds great, and I'm always attracted to books because of their covers:)

    Here's my WoW this week.

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  19. I had no clue this was a retelling! :) Thanks for sharing otherwise I would have been clueless!

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  20. This one looks totally cute - love the cover, and I don't think I've read a S&S retelling before (certainly not many) so that's a bit different.

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  21. I have this one and it's on tour if you want to read it. ;)

    Jen is a local and we run into each a lot. She is so sweet! Hope you get to meet her someday.

    Jen

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  22. That is a super cute cover! Thanks for sharing :)

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  23. I've nerve heard of this book before but that sounds interresting !
    I love the cover :).

    I'm a new follower ! Love the design of your blog :o !

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  24. How freaking cute is that title & cover! Great pick!

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