Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (14): My Life Next Door

"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:
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
 Release Date:  June 14th 2012 by Dial Books 
  Format: Hardcover

Goodreads Summary:
 A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another

“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.

 Reasons I want to read & own this book: 
 1. The cover. I have a case of coverlove with this one because I just think it is adorable. I love the brightness, the warm colors, and I like the effect of having sunlight shine on the title of the book.
2. The synopsis & title. Especially the 'Next Door' aspect of this novel. I think that it is always interesting to have families live next to each other and still remain total mysteries to one another. And I feel like in this book the families are quite different so it should be interesting to see what misconceptions they have about one another and how those are clarified through our main characters.
3. The genre. Contemporary Young Adult. I really adored Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins and am now always on the lookout for new great YA realistic/contemp fiction to read. 

What do you guys think? :)


  1. Great pick! I'm highly anticipating My Life Next Door! I also love the cover, it's one of my favorites of the year. The story itself sounds so good and I have heard so many great things about it. I also love contemporary so I have a strong feeling I'm going to love this.

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    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  2. dude, I KNOW. I freaking LOVE the cover and the title, too! I can't wait for this one. It sounds so amazing.

  3. I featured this one a few months ago. I love boy next door love stories! I also like the the families seem to be feuding as well so it should be lots of drama. Can't wait! Thanks for visiting My WOW!

  4. So excited to read this one too! For all of the reasons you mentioned and also, it's been getting some great buzz!

  5. I've wanted to read this book ever since the first time I heard about it :)I love contemporary romance stories :)

    Here's my WoW of the week!

  6. Love the sound of it because of all the reasons you listed. I wonder what impossible decision she's faced with.

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    Safari Poet

  7. Very nice pick, I hope you'll enjoy it! =)

  8. LOL I love how we both have the same WOW this week, Jen! Doesn't that just show that great minds think alike?? ;) And I love your list like always too -- especially the second one! I've always wished that I grew up living to a super-cute neighbor next door too, so I'm definitely on the same page as you for that part!

    AMAZING pick as always, Jen! I'm so sad that this book is only releasing in a few months because I really wish I had it in my hands now! x) <3

  9. I'm so excited for this one! It sounds so good!

  10. This book looks so cute !
    I'm pretty sure it's the kind of book that will have me smiling through every second of it.

    I'm a new follower :)

    My WoW

  11. Someone else did the same book and it's making me so excited that you have it too as your WoW! I can't wait for it either :)

  12. this does look totally cute - surprising and tip-toe-y cute. Great pick!!

  13. That one sounds so cute!!!Really want to read it :)

  14. I love the next-door aspect, too! So good!! <3

    Patricia // My WOW

  15. I'm really looking forward to this one as well. I didn't even notice the sunlight shining on the title until you mentioned it. I love the couple on the cover. They look so cute and comfortable. I like the premise of the main character admiring the lives of the neighbors. I just think this will be a really sweet read.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  16. I'm want this one too. It's been on my TBR list.

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  17. This one's pretty high on my wishlist. Great choice! :)

  18. Really looking forward to the release of this book! The blurb makes it sound so good!

    Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW
    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

  19. Great pick :D Seems like a sweet book ;) Pretty cover, as well :)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books


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