Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re all excited about! This week I’m waiting for…..
Details & Summary
Title: Words in Deep Blue
Author: Cath Crowley
Release Date: June 6th, 2017 (it’s not available in my country yet)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Love lives between the lines.
Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came.
Now Rachel has returned to the city—and to the bookshop—to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction, and the escape. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore. She can’t see her future.
Henry’s future isn’t looking too promising, either. His girlfriend dumped him. The bookstore is slipping away. And his family is breaking apart.
As Henry and Rachel work side by side—surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages—they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.
Why am I waiting?
First off, this book has one of the most appealing summaries I’ve read in a while. It’s perfect for bookworms like you and me. I just love the idea of reading about two characters who love words and books and literature as much as I do. It makes them instantly relatable. And to make it even better, there’s a (cute?) love story, and it also deals with serious topics such as grief. What more could you want?
Second, I loved Graffiti Moon, written by the same author. I admire Cath Crowley for taking the most ‘simple’ ideas and really turning them into unforgettable stories. It takes real talent to do that.
What book are you waiting for? I’m always looking for recommendations, so feel free to let me know in the comments and / or post a link to your Waiting on Wednesday.