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...
The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Publish Date: January 12, 2012
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Green stated, "The title is inspired by a famous line from Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar. The nobleman Cassius says to Brutus, 'The fault, dear Brutus is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.'"
Green also promised that every copy of the first printing will be hand-signed by him. He proposed that the general public vote on the color Sharpie he will use to sign the book. The voting resulted in him signing the books with a variety of Sharpie colors, each in proportion to the amount of votes received for that color. He has also been allowing fans to submit their book cover designs.
The book focuses on a girl named Hazel who is suffering from terminal cancer and is forced by her parents to attend a support group.
Ok. Seriously? I can't find any information about this book at all. Not kidding. I perused the web for hours, and hours and hours. What did I come up with? Nadda. Fine, that one last sentence in bold up there. That's what I know. So why am I so excited for this one? Well, folks, it's John Green. That's your answer, in and of itself. Basically, I have no official cover, no official synopsis and pretty much a release date and an author to go on, and I'm salivating for this one. That's that. I'm sold. But seriously...you should see some of the fan covers made for this one...the one I used is just one example! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?