Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (20): Lovely, Dark and Deep

"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:
Lovely, Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara
Release Date: November 13th 2012 by Simon & Schuster 
Format: Hardcover

    Goodreads Summary:
About a high-school senior, who, in the aftermath of a car accident that kills her boyfriend and throws her carefully planned future into complete upheaval, retreats to the deep woods of Maine to live with the artist father she barely knows and meets a boy who threatens to pull her from her safe, hard-won exile.

 Reasons I want to read & own this book: 
1. The title. Lovely, Dark and Deep. Which is a reference to the profound and amazing Robert Frost poem that goes like this:
“These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”

 2. The cover. It's lovely. I like the tree imagery and the snow.

3. The synopsis. From the summary of the book it seems that the main character is going to have to face many fears/issues head on to see if she can overcome them. The woods are a great way to symbolize this. When a person is in the woods they are faced w/ uncertainty and its just them and nature basically.

What do you guys think? :)


  1. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention! I love Robert Frost! I will for sure be reading this! Love the cover! :D

  2. Great pick! This book sounds so good and I love the cover! I'm really excited for this one as well. Also I love that the title references my favorite Frost poem!

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    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  3. This does sound really good. And I am with you, I love the cover!!!

  4. This sounds great! I remember reading that poem in school. Frost is one of my favorite poets.

  5. this one sounds so, so good. great pick! I love the cover and the title, but I had NO IDEA it was in reference to Frost! so awesome.

  6. Haven't heard of this one before. Definitely has me sold.

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  7. AHHH perfect pick! Not many people know about it but the moment I first saw it I was like "MUST.HAVE.NOW" It sounds so cute and the cover looks so serene and lovely. It sort of reminds me of manga art and I absolutely love it! Fantastic pick :)

    Kim @ The Paper Planes

  8. This sounds AMAZING! I must add it to my list. I just followed your blog, too :)

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  9. This is one of those covers that I want to get a poster of---it just looks so peaceful. The story sounds amazing, definitely a must-read for me!

  10. Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention as well! Aside from the absolutely gorgeous cover, I love the title (anything that brings up Robert Frost is an A+ in my book) and the blurb reels me in.

    Melissa @ SheShines.net

  11. Great pick, Jen! It's not the kind of thing I'd pick up, I guess, but if you liked it, I might give it a shot. ;)
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  12. Sounds really good and the cover <3, this ones being added to the tbr :). Great pick!.

    My WoW

  13. I've just recently added this book to my wishlist because it just sounds so good. And I agree w/ your reasons. Definitely sounds like a heart breaking YA contemp. Great pick :)

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  14. Oh my gosh, what a GORGEOUS cover! And it took me a while to make the connection, but that's so cool how the title is from a Robert Frost poem! Just from the synopsis alone, I can already tell that the love-story is going to be sweet & heart-wrenching, and I'm a sucker for sweet & heart-wrenching love stories! :')

    Absolutely amazing pick for you WOW this week, Jen! I just added this book to my TBR pile, and I'm officially waiting on it with you now too! :) <3

  15. Okay, I want to read this book just based on the cover alone! It's absolutely gorgeous and that's my favorite Robert Frost poem. It's not just the cover however, the summary is intriguing enough that I will most likely give this one a chance when it releases in November.

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    -Sarah @ Breaking the Binding

  16. I agree with you, the synopsis, the cover and the title are all wonderful! I'm adding this one to my TBR list right now!

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  17. I've never heard of this one! Sounds really awesome, because Robert Frost FTW! :D

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  18. This one sounds really intriguing. I hadn't heard of it before but have added it to the TBR. Thanks for sharing :)

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  19. Those are some GREAT reasons to pick Lovely, Dark and Deep! I hadn't heard of it yet, so I'm glad you brought it to my attention :) I really like the way you lay out your reasons for why you're excited to read the book :)

    Esther's Ever After - Waiting on Wednesday

  20. Sounds like a great read, nice pick.


  21. Haven't heard of this one thanks for sharing my WOW. http://sonythebooklover.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-59/

  22. This is the first I've heard of this book... intriguing! I love how you list your reasons why you want to read it. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. The title is really pretty! Books where a girl loses her boyfriend are always hard for me to read, haha. They make me so emotional :p


  24. GREAT pick. I've been captivated by this book since I saw the cover art and title. I also love that Robert Frost poem, though every time I hear those words now, I think of the Celine Dion song! o.O

    I will definitely be picking this book up when it debuts :-)

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  25. I love that the title matches Robert Frost's poem. Sounds like the main character will be going through some difficult times. I love those kind of books. Thanks for stopping by!

  26. I tend to gravitate towards this sort of book, but there are a lot of these now, some not done so well. This sounds promising, so I am going to plan on giving it a try. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Thank you for stopping by.

  27. This sounds absolutely breathtaking! It is something that I would pick up without a moments hesitation and now I am having to put it straight on my wishlist because I am going to be waiting with abaited breath!

    That title, that cover, that synopsis... I am melting.

    Great pick! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  28. Ohh, pretty cover :D Seems like an awesome book ;) I hope you'll love it once it comes out. :)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  29. I love this cover. It makes me miss my 2nd favorite season = winter.


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