Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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.



The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone

Author: Adele Griffin
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release Date: August 12, 2014

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Two-time National Book Award finalist Adele Griffin offers an ingenious fictional take on the "oral history" celebrity bio that defined a bestselling genre: Edie, American Girl by Jean Stein and George Plimpton. In presenting herself as interviewer and curator of memories, Adele paints the portrait of a tragic young celebrity who allegedly committed suicide-presented in a series of brief first-person recollections-that ultimately results in the solving of a murder.

Adele's words: "From the moment she burst into the downtown art scene, seventeen-year-old Addison Stone was someone to watch. Her trademark subversive street art and her violent drowning left her fans and critics craving to know more about this brilliant wild-child who shone so bright and was gone too soon. By means of more than one hundred interviews with those who knew her best-including close friends, family, teachers, mentors, art dealers, boyfriends, and critics-I have retraced the tumultuous path of Addison's life, with research that sheds new evidence on what really happened the night of July 28, 2013. With photo inserts and previously unpublished supplemental material."
   
Why I'm Excited:

Holy crap! How good does this sound? It sounds so intriguing and original. I love that the author is trying something new and so different. I'm such a sucker for a good mystery and love that this one pieces together interviews and has photos, etc. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one.

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10 comments:

  1. Wow, this does sound REALLY different. I love a good mystery, too, and I'm excited to pick this one up. I've not read this author before, but I've always heard good things. Thanks for sharing...off to add it to my TBR!

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  2. This one does sound like a really interesting read. I like books that sound so different and this one sounds like it has that in spades!
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  3. I haven't heard of this before, but it sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing!
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  4. This one sounds really unique- I love the art and mystery part of it, Natalie. First times seeing it too- great pick. :)

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  5. This one sounds brilliant! It's so original and just utterly intriguing, I definitely need to get myself a copy when it releases. Great pick!

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  6. I haven't read this author yet, but this title just got added to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing! ~Megan
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  7. Wow, this one does sound really interesting! And completely different! Thanks for sharing Natalie!

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  8. Wow- this does sound good. I didn't even know Adele Griffin had a new novel coming out. I met her once at a signing a few years ago and she was so nice and very cool. Great pick!

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  9. I hadn't heard of this one, but I loved Adele Griffin's Loud Awake and Lost. This sounds amazing, thanks!

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  10. This sounds like a really interesting book!! Great Pick :)

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Hello, there! Thanks for taking the time to comment. I read each and every one and will do my best to respond--usually on your blog instead of on mine. I will, however, always answer direct questions. Due to serious time restraints, this blog is now an award free zone, but I appreciate the thought!