Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (10): Pretty Amy

"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:
Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein
 Release Date: May 15th 2012 by Entangled Publishing 
Format: Paperback
 Goodreads Summary:
Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she’s somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands—earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx—Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating “rehabilitation techniques” now filling up her summer. Worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing—like she is nothing.

Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it’s worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy. Bringing readers along on an often hilarious and heartwarming journey, Amy finds that maybe getting a life only happens once you think your life is over.
 Reasons I want to read & own this book:
1. The cover. Love it. It's pretty yet intriguing because while the girl in the cover is in a very pretty blue dress and stilettos, why is she in jail? And on what seems to be prom night O_o That is not right so I wanna know what the story behind this is, don't you?
2. The genre. Contemporary Young Adult. After reading and loving Anna and the French Kiss & Lola and the Boy Next Door, I have been dying to find more YA contemporary books to read :)
3. From the synopsis & cover this book looks like it's gonna be very fun and like it's gonna have a lot humour and insight so I can't wait to read it.
 

22 comments:

  1. I just got a ARC of this one! :) Come back April 28th to my blog and I will have an interview with the author! Great pick!

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    1. Thank you!

      Oh really? that's awesome. Will do ;) and thanks so much for letting me know :)

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  2. I <3 that cover so much too!! I was wondering the exact same thing about the pretty girl in a pretty dress sitting in a not-so-pretty jail cell... but I guess that it's the true mystery of it! ;) And post-Anna and post-Lola, I'm definitely craving to read an awesome contemporary book like you!

    Perfect pick for your WOW this week, Jen! <3 Let's hope that this one is going to be the contemp we're all looking for together! :)

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    1. Most definitely :)

      Agreed on the cover, dying to know the backstory to it, haha!

      And thank you, Mimi <3

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  3. Oh, I see we both started to love contemporaries after reading Stephanie Perkins' books. ;D I did a contemporary WoW this week too!

    Pretty Amy is definitely on my list, sounds like a fun read. :)

    Here's my WoW ♥
    Check my international giveaway!

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    1. Yes, indeed :)

      Oh. I know, right? looks super fun and thanks for the invite :)

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  4. Yeah OK, you got me I totally want to know what she did to land in jail on prom night. I have seen this before but it didn't catch me until now. Thanks:)

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    1. Hahaha. Yay :)

      Glad to hear that, Rebecca.

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  5. This seems like an interesting book ;) And yeah. The cover is pretty :) Hope you'll like it :D
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  6. Hm. Haven't heard of this one before. I love the cover too.

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Livin' Life Through Books

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  7. Great choice! I haven't heard of this one yet but it sounds really good and is going on my list. I have started to read more contemporary lately so I will definitely have to check this out then.

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

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    1. Yay. Happy to hear that!

      Oh same here. Have been reading more contemporary lately and thanks. Glad you like it :)

      And you're welcome!

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  8. This book was on one of my past WOW. I can't wait to discover what it's really about. I'm sure we'll spend a wonderful time with Pretty Amy. Great pick!

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    1. Oh really? Awesome! Yea, I think this is gonna be a super fun read and thanks =)

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  9. OoOO I want to read this one!!! Such a cute cover and the premise is awesome!

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    1. Glad you like it. Oh yea, the cover is super cute. Agreed :)

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  10. So many good books on your blog…now I need to have the unlimited money to purchase them all!

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    1. Haha, I hear you. It doesn't come cheap and I have the same dilemma. Thanks Amber :)

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  11. I've seen this one a lot this week. looks good. my wow http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-8-black-heart-by.html

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