Hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine
This week’s spotlight is…
Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
A twisty story about love, loss, and lies, this contemporary oceanside adventure is tinged with a touch of dark magic as it follows seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling on a search for her missing surfer brothers. Wendy’s journey leads her to a mysterious hidden cove inhabited by a tribe of young renegade surfers, most of them runaways like her brothers. Wendy is instantly drawn to the cove’s charismatic leader, Pete, but her search also points her toward Pete’s nemesis, the drug-dealing Jas. Enigmatic, dangerous, and handsome, Jas pulls Wendy in even as she’s falling hard for Pete. A radical reinvention of a classic, Second Star is an irresistible summer romance about two young men who have yet to grow up–and the troubled beauty trapped between them.
Publication date: May 13th 2014 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Why I’m Waiting
Peter Pan is one of my favourite stories of all time, and to see it set in a contemporary setting and in such a fun and unique way, I need this book basically yesterday! And that cover is so so pretty, with it’s pastel colours, shimmeryness of the water and the sun in the background, it all feels very magical. Also, a love triangle between Peter, Hook and Wendy?! WANT/NEEEEEEEEEED.
What are you waiting on this week?