Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (7): The Thing About the Truth

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt 
Release Date:  July 10th 2012 by Simon Pulse 
Format: Hardcover

Goodreads Summary: 
In this humorous love story from the author of Two-Way Street, an unlikely romance is the best sort of surprise—but the wrong secret can ruin everything. Kelsey’s not going to let one mistake ruin her life. Sure, she got kicked out of prep school and all her old friends are shutting her out. But Kelsey’s focused on her future, and she’s determined to get back on track at Concordia High.

Isaac’s been kicked out of more schools than he can count. Since his father’s a state senator, Isaac’s life is under constant scrutiny—but Concordia High’s his last stop before boarding school, so Isaac’s hoping to fly under the radar and try to stay put for a change.

When Kelsey and Isaac meet, it’s anything but love at first sight. She thinks he’s an entitled brat, and he thinks she’s a stuck-up snob. So it surprises them both when they start to fall for each other. Kelsey’s happy for the first time in months, and Isaac’s never felt this way about anyone before...But nothing’s ever completely perfect. Everyone has secrets, and Isaac and Kelsey are no exceptions. These two may have fallen hard, but there’s one thing that can ruin it all: the truth.
Reasons I want to read & own this book:
1.  Unlikely romance? I'm in! There is just something about unlikely romances that I love. The idea of learning to love someone who you thought you could never like is always fascinating to me. How is that two characters who kinda hate each other, learn to see each other in a new light? How do they break down the barriers of their preconceived notions? I know that I want to know. And that dynamic always reminds me of Darcy & Lizzie's relationship in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. 'Nuff said
2. Contemporary Young Adult fiction w/ a romance? hells yea. After reading and loving Stephanie Perkin's Anna and the French Kiss & Lola and the Boy Next Door, I have been wanting to widen my horizons and venture out into the YA contemporary world and I've heard great things about Lauren Barnholdt's writing so I'm excited to read this book.
3. The title. The thing about the truth. With that alone, I know that the truth won't be easy things for the characters to handle. And I'm already wondering, what is this truth that the characters seem to be hiding? O_o
4. The cover - so pretty. He seems to be whispering a secret in her ear or close to it and it seems like she doesn't want to hear it or is avoiding it or afraid of it!! Or maybe I'm just reading too much into it. Regardless, I just kinda like it.


  1. I'm waiting on this one too. It sounds awesome. Great pick!

  2. Great pick, I just added it to my TBR!

    Thanks for check out my WoW Happy Reading! Jen @ A Reader's Journey

  3. This book was on one of my past WOW! ;)
    I'm curious about it too. I hope we won't be disappointed.

    PS: I've got a giveway that ends March 14th.

    1. Oh really? that's awesome! And I hope so, too! Thanks for the invite :)

  4. Great pick! This one sounds like my kind of read, so I am definitely adding it to me TBR list - thank you for sharing it! :)

    Here's mine:

    1. Yay for putting it on your tbr list and so glad you liked it! :)

  5. This was my WoW pick a few weeks ago and with every week that passes, the more I want this! It sounds fantastic and yes, I love that cover too! :D

    Great pick. :)

    1. Really? *high five* for having awesome taste, haha! And thanks, Carina :)

  6. Oh gosh, Jennifer, I don't think anyone's WOW posts get me as excited for a book as yours always do!! I LOVE all of your reasons for wanting to read this book! Unlikely romances are the sweetest, and I'm trying to read more contemporary fiction because I'm looking for something as great as Anna or Lola too! :)

    Amazing pick for your WOW, Jennifer! Thanks so much for putting this super-sweet sounding book on my radar -- I can't wait to read this now too! :) <3

    1. I know, right? I'm dying to find that next contemporary book that I will love, just as much as I loved Anna and Lola.

      You are so right. Unlikely romances really are the sweetest.

      And thanks so much, Mimi <3 Such a compliment for me. Glad you liked my WOW pick :)

  7. oh my lanta, this book sounds SO GOOD. And I love that you list your reasons out. Makes me want to read the book a little bit more. :) great pick!

    thanks for stopping by!

    Ashelynn @ Gypsy Book Reviews.

    1. I'm glad :)

      And yay! I know, right? I am dying to get my hands on this one and thanks for stopping by, too :)

  8. Great pick! I am so excited for this book. It sounds so good! I recently read Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt and really enjoyed it. So I am definitely kooking forward to reading another book by her.

    Thanks for stopping by my post!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

    1. Oh really? that's awesome! That is another book I have on my radar and thanks :)

  9. Yes I've been seeing this one around and looking forward to reading it it sounds so good! Great pick Jennifer!

    Xpresso Reads

  10. ooo! great pick! wasn't aware of this one! thanks for stopping by! :)

  11. Oh, seems like an awesome book :D Pretty cover :) I hope you'll love it when it comes out ;)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  12. Oh thank you so much for spotlighting this. I've read all of Lauren's books but somehow missed hearing about this one...hopping over to add this baby to my lists =)

    Rachel Harris, YA Author


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