Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (93)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

Waiting on Wednesday (93)Torn Away by Jennifer Brown
Published by Little Brown BfYR on May 6th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, YA

Born and raised in the Midwest, Jersey Cameron knows all about tornadoes. Or so she thinks. When her town is devastated by a twister, Jersey survives -- but loses her mother, her young sister, and her home. As she struggles to overcome her grief, she's sent to live with her only surviving relatives: first her biological father, then her estranged grandparents.

In an unfamiliar place, Jersey faces a reality she's never considered before -- one in which her mother wasn't perfect, and neither were her grandparents, but they all loved her just the same. Together, they create a new definition of family. And that's something no tornado can touch.

Jennifer Brown is a fantastic contemporary author and every time I see a new book of hers coming out I know I just have to have it! I saw this one just recently and just the blurb alone breaks my heart so I think I will need to mentally prepare for it, but I think it will be well worth it!

What are you waiting on?

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26 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (93)”

  1. Sam @ Realm of Fiction

    I haven’t actually read anything from this author before! I’ve heard great things though and hope I can try something by her eventually – even though this isn’t really my genre. I hope you like this one when you get to read it! Great pick, Giselle. 🙂

  2. Kelly

    I’ve never read a book dealing with the devastation of tornadoes before. This definitely sounds like something I could get into though.

  3. Megan @ Adrift on Vulcan

    To be honest, I’ve never actually read anything by Jennifer Brown, but I just LOVE the sound of her books. Like THOUSAND WORDS, which touched on issues I’ve never seen before in YA, or HATE LIST, which sounded so dark and depressing. No idea why I haven’t picked them up yet. And I also love how her covers seem to match one another’s. Anyway, this kind of reminds me of THE WAITING SKY by Lara Zielin, only the latter sounds a bit more cheerful (though it wasn’t) than this one.

    Great pick, Giselle!

  4. Savannah

    This sounds awesome. Did you know I once wanted to become a meteorologist and chase tornadoes? I had applied to the university of Oklahoma and everything. But my parents didn’t want me to go too far away. Anyways, I think I will love this book.

  5. Aman

    I saw the Arcs for this one on the author’s fb page yesterday and I’m dying to read it! I’ve only read one Jennifer Brown book and it was okay but I loved the idea behind it, and I hopefully this is the book I’m going to love. Great pick!