Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick is But I Love Him, by Amanda Grace and coming May 8 from Flux.

Summary: Tonight was so much worse than anything before it.
Tonight he didn't stop after the first slap.

At the beginning of senior year, Ann was a smiling, straight-A student and track star with friends and a future. Then she met a haunted young man named Connor. Only she can heal his emotional scars; only he could make her feel so loved-and needed. Ann can't recall the pivotal moment it all changed, when she surrendered everything to be with him, but by graduation, her life has become a dangerous high wire act. Just one mistake could trigger Connor's rage, a senseless storm of cruel words and violence damaging everything-and everyone-in its path.

This evocative slideshow of flashbacks reveals a heartbreaking story of love gone terribly wrong.


My Thoughts: This one sounds so potent and gutting and filled with emotion. Just reading this summary, I already feel so much for Ann... but I also want to know Connor's story. Is it just a temper gone too far, or something else? I want to know everything that drives both sides of this story, and I want to know if Ann is okay in the end. I adore contemporary, and this one really seems to hold all the gritty, rough stuff I love. And I really love this cover, so simple but catching, and the heart is something I could stare at for a long time... and just might hold a whole lot more meaning after reading the book.

18 comments:

  1. This sounds good. I've got to get more contemporary reading in. Nice choice.

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  2. Another awesome sounding contemporary book! I've recently added this on my TBR list, can't wait for it to be released! Great pick :)

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  3. Another new book for me.
    Have never seen it but in your blog.
    Sounds interesting

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  4. I hadn't heard of this book, until now! :) It sounds pretty good. I've added it to my tbr/wish list. :) Thank you, great WoW!

    Here is my WoW:
    http://vintagebookworm.blogspot.com/2011/02/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

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  5. I have seen this one and a couple more dealing with YA abuse by partners. I am glad authors are dealing with this issue as I think it happens a lot more than anyone realizes. Great pick!

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  6. Not normally my kind of read, but there is something about the synopsis that made me interested.

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday.

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  7. Unfortunately, this kind of "love gone wrong" exists...a lot.

    Better to read it then to live it!

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  8. The cover is pretty neat! I like all the colors!

    Old Follower
    Here's my WoW

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  9. A superb pick! It looks great. Happy Reading :)
    Check out what I'm Waiting On Wednesday

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  10. Eh, there's so much emotion I bet. I always said that one should never giver her whole being for a man - at least keep a part of you for yourself.

    Anyway, interesting pick!

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  11. I was about to post this one as my wow pick today, I cannot wait for it. Sounds so intense, great pick!

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  12. I already know I will be in tears with this book...and probably really pissed off, too. Nice pick!

    Hope you get a chance to stop by Gone with the Words and check out what I'm Waiting On this Wednesday!!

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  13. Wow! This sounds really good. I dropped by to check out your pick but I'm a new follower.
    bethfred.com

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  14. This book sounds really good! Great pick!! : )

    My Waiting on Wednesday is:
    http://faybaysbooks.blogspot.com/

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  15. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/waiting-on-wednesday_23.html

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  16. Don't read too many contemporary books. I think need to take up the challenge! The cover on this one is pretty. The story does sound heartbreaking. But I'll give it a shot when it comes out in May!

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  17. This sounds like it will be such an emotional read.

    Reading Lark's WOW

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  18. I really love contemporary too! And this one might just make me cry!

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