Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WWW Wednesdays (71) / Waiting on Wednesday (71): Sway

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

I just started reading The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher.

Finished Reading:

The Bees by Laline Paull (review here) and Blindsided by Natalie Whipple (review here). I marked Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis as DNF.

Read Next:

Prelude for a Lord by Camille Elliot

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on.

by Kat Spears

Expected publication: September 16th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin

Blurb (Goodreads):
In Kat Spears’s hilarious and often poignant debut, high school senior Jesse Alderman, or "Sway," as he’s known, could sell hell to a bishop. He also specializes in getting things people want---term papers, a date with the prom queen, fake IDs. He has few close friends and he never EVER lets emotions get in the way. For Jesse, life is simply a series of business transactions.

But when Ken Foster, captain of the football team, leading candidate for homecoming king, and all-around jerk, hires Jesse to help him win the heart of the angelic Bridget Smalley, Jesse finds himself feeling all sorts of things. While following Bridget and learning the intimate details of her life, he falls helplessly in love for the very first time. He also finds himself in an accidental friendship with Bridget’s belligerent and self-pitying younger brother who has cerebral palsy. Suddenly, Jesse is visiting old folks at a nursing home in order to run into Bridget, and offering his time to help the less fortunate, all the while developing a bond with this young man who idolizes him. Could the tin man really have a heart after all?

A Cyrano de Bergerac story with a modern twist, Sway is told from Jesse’s point of view with unapologetic truth and biting humor, his observations about the world around him untempered by empathy or compassion---until Bridget’s presence in his life forces him to confront his quiet devastation over a life-changing event a year earlier and maybe, just maybe, feel something again.

Just looking at the cover and the teaser makes me sigh. I just wanted this book SO bad.


Tell me about your books this week!
Happy Wednesday! :)


  1. I like Sway's cover and blurb. Seems interesting.

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  2. Away sounds really good. I hope you get to read it soon. Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  3. I heard about that one from Shelf Awareness, it looks really good :)

    Nemo @ Blame it on the Book

  4. Sway sounds like it will be an emotional story. I hope you enjoy reading it!
    My WoW

  5. Awesome pick! I haven't heard of this one yet. I have to go check it out!

    Come check out my blog and maybe even hit the follow button? It'd be greatly appreciated!

  6. This sounds like a cute read, great pick :D

    My WoW


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