Waiting on Wednesday (147)

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

My pick this week is:

Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle 
(coming January 2, 2018!)
Combining the emotional deftness of Sarah Dessen with the magical spark of New York City in wintertime, this affecting novel will inspire readers to pay closer attention to the world around them.

What does it really mean to be kind . . . and why does it sometimes feel like the hardest thing in the world to do? High school senior Kendall, who just returned from a life-changing semester in Europe, and Max, who is drifting his way through a gap year before college, struggle with these questions when they witness a tragic accident in New York City during the holiday season. Racked with guilt, the two accept a dare to perform random acts of kindness to strangers. The challenge pulls these two teens, who have a history together from back home, closer and closer as they explore a vibrant city filled with other people’s stories and secrets.

Kendall and Max can’t deny their growing bond, even though they both have other romantic entanglements and uncertain futures. As the clock counts down on New Year’s Eve, will they find themselves together at midnight?

Jennifer Castle’s latest novel is a romantic, thought-provoking tale of human connection and how we find—and make—our place in the world.

Reasons Why I Want to Read This:
  • A long time ago I read Jennifer's debut novel The Beginning of the After and loved it. Seriously, if you love contemporary YA and haven't read this book, what are you waiting for? 
  • The cover of this is GORGEOUS and gives off holiday vibes. I can already picture myself sitting by the fire in January reading this book. 
  • The setting!
  • The premise. It sounds tragic yet hopeful. I'm excited to read about their random acts of kindness. 
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What are you "waiting on" this Wednesday? Are you excited about this one as well? Let me know in the comments!


  1. This sounds beautiful! I was sold at "New York in wintertime", lol ;) That's enough to grab my interest! It looks magical.
    Hope you get to read it soon and enjoy it :) And thanks for visiting my WOW earlier!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. No problem, Amy! :) And I agree about "New York in wintertime." Anytime something like that is mentioned I'm sold.

  2. I love the setting of this one - New York City during the holidays really is a magical place!

    1. It really is! It used to be family tradition when I was younger to go there every year in December, and I always loved seeing all the lights and holiday spirit.

  3. I love the cover for this one! I hadn't heard of this one until now but it sound like one that I would enjoy. Hope you love it when you get to pick it up

  4. Ooh...new to me and sounds promising. Thanks for the share! ^-^

  5. OHHHH, OMG! I remember reading The Beginning of After, a long long time ago! I remember checking it out from the library. :D I think I liked it up until the ending which crushed me, but I liked the book overall (if that makes sense). Neat! I hope you enjoy this new book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Lauren. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Yes, that totally makes sense! That's the way I felt after reading Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall.

  6. Thanks for letting me know about this - I really liked The Beginning of After!
    Jen Ryland


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