Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (132)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith 

If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

In This is What Happy Looks Like, Jennifer E. Smith's new YA novel, perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O'Neill meet—albeit virtually—when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an email about his pet pig, Wilbur. In the tradition of romantic movies like "You've Got Mail" and "Sleepless in Seattle," the two 17-year-olds strike up an email relationship, even though they live on opposite sides of the country and don't even know each other's first names.

Through a series of funny and poignant messages, Graham and Ellie make a true connection, sharing intimate details about their lives, hopes and fears. But they don't tell each other everything; Graham doesn't know the major secret hidden in Ellie's family tree, and Ellie is innocently unaware that Graham is actually a world-famous teen actor living in Los Angeles.

When the location for the shoot of Graham's new film falls through, he sees an opportunity to take their relationship from online to in-person, managing to get the production relocated to picturesque Henley, Maine, where Ellie lives. But can a star as famous as Graham have a real relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie's mom want her to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs?

Just as they did in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, the hands of fate intervene in wondrous ways in this YA novel that delivers on high concept romance in lush and thoughtful prose.
Okay, I have to admit something: I own every YA book Jennifer E. Smith has written but I haven't read any of them. Crazy, right?! Well, this looks amazing, and I've made a promise to myself that before I read this one, I have to read Jen's other three.

This Is What Happy Looks Like will be released in April 2013!

Then You Were Gone by Lauren Strasnick

Two years ago, Adrienne’s best friend, Dakota, walked out of her life. One week ago, she left Adrienne a desperate, muffled voicemail. Adrienne never called back.

Now Dakota is missing, and all that remains is a string of broken hearts, a flurry of rumors, and a suicide note.

Adrienne can’t stop obsessing over what might have happened if she’d answered Dakota’s call. And she’s growing more convinced each day that Dakota is still alive.

Maybe finding and saving Dakota is the only way Adrienne can save herself.

Or maybe it’s too late for them both.
I loved Lauren's first book (Nothing Like You) and this one sounds AMAZING. Plus I just love the cover, especially the way in which the letters appear.

Then You Were Gone will be released in January 2013.

12 comments:

  1. I loved Statistical a lot! I so excited for Jennifer E. Smith's next book. I have feeling it will be amazing!

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    1. It seems like everyone loved Statistical...I really have to read it sometime soon. :)

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  2. I like the comparisons of "This Is..." to a romantic movie-I'm a sucker for those kinds of films and am interested to see how this book version stacks up.

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    1. So am I! That's actually one of the thing that originally drew me to HAPPY.

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    1. I know, right? I'm so pumped about both of them! :)

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  4. I seriously can't wait to read This is What Happy Looks Like. It looks awesome.

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    1. I know, right?! Oh, if only 2013 could come faster. ;)

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  5. The first book sounds fun and very cute! :)

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    1. I know, and I'm sucker for cute books so I'm sure I'll love it.

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