Waiting on Wednesday (117)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

"Sweet, tender, and true!" - Laurie Halse Anderson

Jesse cuts her own hair with a Swiss Army knife. She wears big green fisherman's boots. She's the founding (and only) member of NOLAW, the National Organization to Liberate All Weirdos. Emily wears sweaters with faux pearl buttons. She's vice president of the student council. She has a boyfriend.

These two girls have nothing in common, except the passionate "private time" they share every Tuesday afternoon. Jesse wishes their relationship could be out in the open, but Emily feels she has too much to lose. When they find themselves on opposite sides of a heated school conflict, they each have to decide what's more important: what you believe in, or the one you love?
This book sounds like an interesting twist on the "forbidden love" trend. Plus any book that Laurie Halse Anderson takes the time to blurb is a book I'll be reading for sure! :)

The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee
Sixteen-year-old Rinn Jacobs has secrets: One, she’s bipolar. Two, she killed her grandmother.

After a suicide attempt, and now her parents' separation, Rinn and her mom move from California to the rural Ohio town where her mother grew up. Back on her medications (again!) and hoping to stay well, Rinn settles into her new home and school. She refuses to be daunted by the fact that the previous owner hanged herself in Rinn's bedroom, or that her classmates believe the school pool is haunted by Annaliese, a girl who drowned there. But when a reckless séance goes awry, and terrible things start happening to her new friends—yet not to her—Rinn is determined to find out why she can’t be "touched" by Annaliese...or if Annaliese even exists.

With the help of Nate Brenner, the hunky “farmer boy” she’s rapidly falling for, Rinn devises a dangerous plan to uncover the truth. Soon reality and fantasy meld into one, till Rinn finds it nearly impossible to tell the difference. When a malevolent force threatens the lives of everyone she cares about--not to mention her own--she can't help wondering: who should she really be afraid of?

Annaliese? Or herself?
Ooh, this one sounds so good! There's not many books with bipolar main characters so that will be an interesting aspect for sure. Plus the séance part sounds awesome as well! And the cover? Gorgeous!


  1. Ooh. This was the first time I heard about either of the books and wow do they sound amazing. Definitely adding them to my to-read books. Can't wait!

  2. Great picks Lauren! This is the first time I have ever heard of either of these.

  3. Oh wow, I haven't heard of either of these, but they both sound fantastic. And I love the covers! Great picks! :D

  4. Haven't heard too much about the first one. I can't wait for The Unquiet. Great picks.

  5. The Unquiet sounds really good, like it could be made into a creepy horror movie or something. I'm also loving the cover! Can't wait for its release!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  6. The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee looks so good. It really caught my eye. :) I want! :)

  7. I think these two have to be the best Wow picks Ive seen today - I hadn't heard of either of them before, thanks for choosing them :)

    Check out my WoW on the blog :)

  8. Both sound really good and I can't wait to get my hands on them!


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