Waiting on Wednesday #2

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…..
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Details & Summary:

Title: The Color Project
Author: Sierra Abrams
Publisher: Gatetkeeper Press
Release Date: July 18th 2017
Pages: 464

Bernice Aurora Wescott has one thing she doesn’t want anyone to know: her name. That is, until Bee meets Levi, the local golden boy who runs a charity organization called The Color Project. Levi is not at all shy about attempting to guess Bee’s real name; his persistence is one of the many reasons why Bee falls for him. But while Levi is everything she never knew she needed, giving up her name would feel like a stamp on forever. And that terrifies her. When unexpected news of an illness in the family drains Bee’s summer of everything bright, she is pushed to the breaking point. Losing herself in The Color Project—a world of weddings, funerals, cancer patients, and hopeful families that the charity funds—is no longer enough. Bee must hold up the weight of her family, but to do that, she needs Levi. She’ll have to give up her name and let him in completely or lose the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

Why am I waiting?

First of all, look at that cover! It’s so beautiful. I know, I know, you’re not supposed to read a book just because the cover is pretty, but I can’t help myself. If I see a beautiful cover, I want to read it.

But, don’t worry, I’m also interested in the storyline. Particularly why Bernice a.k.a. “Bee” (cute nickname by the way!) doesn’t want Levi to know her full name?

I’m thinking there’s a family scandal or something of the sort. But then there’s also the illness in the family, so instead of a family scandal it could be a personal scandal, or maybe she’s keeping a secret. I don’t know. It sounds like Bee has a lot on her plate though.

Oh, and a golden boy who runs a charity organization?? Yes, please!

What book are you waiting for? I’m always looking for recommendations, so feel free to let me know in the comments and / or give me a link to your Waiting on Wednesday.

Waiting on Wednesday

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…..

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I know what you’re going to say: “But, Lauren, The Hate U Give was released in February.” To which I respond, “Unfortunately not for me.” Ugh, I hate how I’m living in a non-English country and we have to wait for AGES for new books to release. Okay, it’s two months tops, but still. Everyone has read it by now and raving about how good and important this book is and I’m stuck here, waiting for it to release on…

April 6th.

That’s right. I have to wait 10 more days until I can get my hands on this one. And The Hate U Give is not the only one by the way. I’m also waiting for other books that have already been released in the US and the UK like “The Inexplicable Logic of My Life”; “List of Cages” and so many more. It’s so unfair.

*sigh*

I’m sure you know what the book is about (you’ve probably all read it by now) but here’s the summary anyway.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, Khalil’s death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Starr’s best friend at school suggests he may have had it coming. When it becomes clear the police have little interest in investigating the incident, protesters take to the streets and Starr’s neighborhood becomes a war zone. What everyone wants to know is: What really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could destroy her community. It could also endanger her life.

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Is anyone else in the same boat as me? What books are you waiting for?

See you soon,
Lauren