Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick is Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwing, coming March 12, 2012 from Katherine Tegan.
Willa’s secret plan seems all too simple: take from the rich kids at Valley Prep and give to the poor ones.
Yet Willa’s turn as Robin Hood at her ultra-exclusive high school is anything but. Bilking her “friends”—known to everyone as the Glitterati—without them suspecting a thing is far from easy. Learning how to pick pockets and break into lockers is as difficult as she’d thought it’d be. Delivering care packages to the scholarship girls, who are ostracized just for being from the “wrong” side of town, is way more fun than she’d expected.
The complication Willa didn’t expect, though, is Aidan Murphy, Valley Prep’s most notorious (and gorgeous) ace-degenerate. His mere existence is distracting Willa from what matters most to her: evening the social playing field between the haves and have-nots. There’s no time for crushes and flirting with boys, especially conceited and obnoxious trust-funders like Aidan.
But when the cops start investigating the string of thefts at Valley Prep and the Glitterati begin to seek revenge, could Aidan wind up being the person that Willa trusts most?
My Thoughts: I love the Robin Hood aspect of this, but also that it's in a contemporary and fun setting. This one sounds like it will be mostly cute and hilarious, but with some heavier stuff mixed in to it. I want to see not only the trouble Willa gets herself into, but what ends up happening... and okay, so I want to see some romance with Aiden. And then there's the cover, which is eye catching and flirty. So. Yeah. Want.