Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (13) The Promise of Amazing

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 9:14 AM with 43 comments


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.

I'm sure this was everywhere last week, but I was out of town and didn't do a WoW post. 


The Promise of Amazing The Promise of Amazing

Author: Robin Constantine  
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: December 31, 2013

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who's always done what she's supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.

Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how.

One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.

Why I'm Excited:

I'm such a sucker for contemporary YA romances. This is one of the most charming covers ever. The colors. The height difference. The elbow patches. This cover truly is promising something amazing. I'll definitely be ringing in the new year with this one. 

What about you? What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Link me up!

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43 comments:

  1. So excited for this one!!!!!!! I can't believe I ever *wasn't* a sucker for contemporary YA romances. I love them so much now! And I agree, such a charming cover!!! I hope this one lives up to our expectations!

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  2. Nice pick.Thanks for sharing :))

    bloglovin follower

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/07/waiting-on-wednesday-55-all-that-glows.html

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  3. I'm waiting for this one, too! It does have the promise to be amazing ;D December, please come faster!

    Thanks for dropping by my WoW! Oh, and I followed you on Bloglovin :D

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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  4. Yep! I really want to read this one as well!

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  5. I used to not read contemporary YA, then I read Anna and the French Kiss and I have loved them ever since. This one sounds like it could be another great one to add to my list :-) great pick! My WoW.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

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  6. I am too a sucker for YA Contemporary! This one looks amazing! Great pick!

    My WoW

    Ally @ Book Fixation

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  7. This book seriously has such a cute cover! And I like the title too! Great pick!
    My WoW

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  8. I've started reading contemporary YA recently. Great pick! And I agree, love the cover.

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  9. This book looks SO SO SO good! Great choice :)

    Jess @ Such A Novel Idea

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  10. Ooooh! I haven't seen this one yet and it sounds fabulous! I love the cover too. Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by my WOW!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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  11. This sounds fantastic! My teenage self would have loved a book like this. I was a short quiet "good" girl too. :)

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  12. I'm DYING to read this one. Great pick. Such an adorable cover too!

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  13. I can't wait to read this one either! I love the cover, I think it's adorable. It sounds like a great YA contemp, and I love those kind of books so I think I'll definitely enjoy this one.

    My WoW

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  14. Hey hey! I'm new to your blog - I love the background! And this book sounds great! I love contemporary novels, and the cover of this one looks adorable. I can't believe they are releasing it on the last day of the year! D:

    Check out my WoW post!

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  15. I saw this last week! And I wrote it down because it looks ADORABLE! :D Awesome choice Natalie!

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW earlier!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  16. I LOVE the sound of this one. It sounds too cute and the cover is just so adorable. I actually have never heard of this book, so thanks for sharing this one!

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  17. OMG! This sounds so cute and awesome! I'm definitely adding this to my TBR list.
    Great pick! :D

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  18. The cover is super adorable, and the story sounds like so much fun! It's already on my TBR! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Ashley @ Book Junkie: Not-So-Anonymous

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  19. Yep, this one sounds so cute! I'm definitely going to be checking it out when it's released.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    ~Merin @ Read and Reviewed~

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  20. Nice! Been seeing a lot of this one lately! Hope you enjoy it!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

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  21. Great choice! I had this as my WoW last week. I am so in love with that cover! I can't wait to read this.
    My WoW

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  22. Great pick! I haven't heard of it before but it sound really good :D

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. I'm not a contemp fan but the cover is cute! I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by my WoW :)

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

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  24. This book has the cutest cover! I'm excited for this as well.

    Thank-you kindly for stopping by my WoW!

    Sharon – Obsession with Books

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  25. I think I'm a sucker for New Adult like you're a sucker for contemporary YA romances!

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  26. The sounds adorable! I'll have to check this one out!

    My WoW:
    http://vampireandotherparanormalthingsqueen.blogspot.com/2013/07/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

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  27. I just love the cuteness of the cover and the book sounds great too! Great pick this week! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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  28. This is a cute and popular pick this week! I love the way they meet! Thanks for stopping by!

    Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal

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  29. YES! I am also super excited for this one :) Thanks for stopping by my post!

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  30. It's new to me today, but I love the cover, love the sounds of it, and now I can't wait. Great pick :)

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  31. Oh my goodness, I hadn't heard of this one until today...what a great pick! I immediately put it on my Goodreads list. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW today.

    Erin @ YA Book Crush

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  32. Yes this looks so cute! I added it when I saw it on a few WoWs last week. Great pick.

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  33. The cover is so cute ! I too am anticipating the release of this book! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    - Gayatri @ Notorious Writer.

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  34. I'm so darn excited for this book! I LOVE the cover. That couple is so cute! I hope it comes out soon. Lovely pick!

    Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by my WoW earlier.

    Happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  35. Oh wow, this looks like a fantastic book! I love me some contemporary. :3 I love the cover as well, it's so cute - If I'm being honest, I'm not a huge fan of the font used. Oh well! :) Thanks for spotlighting this, I'm adding it to my TBR list right! Thanks also for stopping by my WoW post. ^.^
    Happy Reading! :D

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    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

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  36. This was my pick last week! I'm really excited for this. ;)

    Thanks for dropping by my WoW. :)

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  37. I agree that your choice sounds lovely...thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  38. Ooh I've been seeing this book around a lot lately and it sounds so freaking cute! Will definitely have to check it out :D thanks so much for sharing it and for dropping by my WoW! :D

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  39. That's a super cute cover, and it sounds great. I hope you love it :-)

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Check out what I'm waiting on!

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  40. Hi, Natalie!

    So sorry for the delayed comment back...got a little TOO busy...but here I am now!

    I ADORE your choice for this week!! Such a cute cover, and the plot sounds just wonderful and heartwarming. Although I usually prefer to read YA paranormal romances, I do sometimes pick up a contemporary, and I'm DEFINITELY picking up this one!

    I'm now following you with GFC and Bloglovin'! If you want to follow back with GFC, just click on my name, and you'll be taken to my Blogger profile, where you'll be able to access my blog. As for Bloglovin', you know what to do!

    Thank you SO much for dropping by and commenting on my WOW!! : )

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  41. OMG, I've been dying for this one too! I can't for it to come out.
    Thanks so much for passing by my post!

    Jenn @ Books and Swoons.

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