Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (57) I'm Glad I Did

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:35 AM with 13 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.



21467481 I'm Glad I Did

Author: Cynthia Weil
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release Date: January 27 , 2015

Link to Goodreads:

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and songwriting legend Cynthia Weil's extraordinary YA debut opens the secretive doors of the Brill Building-the hit factory that changed history. Part Mad Men, part Grace of my Heart, part murder mystery, I'm Glad I Did is a coming-of-age story at an unforgettable cultural tipping point: the summer of 1963.

JJ Greene, a gifted 16-year-old songwriter, defies her lawyer parents by secretly applying for a job in the famed Brill Building-the epicenter of songwriting for a new genre called rock-n-roll. But their warnings about the evils of the music industry prove far darker than she imagined when she finds herself at the heart of a cover-up that involves hidden identity, theft, and possibly murder.

Story Locale: New York, NY

   
Why I'm Excited:

Everything about this sounds amazing. A book about rock-n-roll in the 60s + a murder mystery. How awesome can one book be? I'm also completely charmed by this cover. The hairdo, the old time-y microphone, that wallpaper! Adorable.

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13 comments:

  1. This looks great! What an interesting era to set a story in--the onset of rock and roll!! Love the cover, too. Very cute! :D

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  2. This looks really good, and the story looks really interesting. That cover is really nice too!

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  3. Ahh! I am obsessed with Mad Men and anything 60s, so I will definitely have to add this to my TBR list. Great pick!

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  4. I was approved for this one on Edelweiss, but haven't started it yet. I think the premise is great though and I love the look of the cover.

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  6. I'm a little unimpressed with the cover actually, but the blurb is a whole other story. Super interesting! I'm a fan of murder mystery books as well and the time period is one you don't see featured very often in YA. Probably would have missed this one if you hadn't highlighted it. :)

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  7. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing.
    My WoW

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  8. I sorta wish this book comes with a soundtrack! That would be so awesome. 1960's rock and roll and murder? Yes, please! Awesome pick, thanks for sharing Nat!

    Here's my WOW (:

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  9. This actually looks SO good! I'm loving the sound of all the elements of this book: the rock and roll, the '60s, and the murder mystery. I also really like that cover, the hair-do is just adorable. ;)

    Lovely pick, thanks for sharing! <3 I'm thinking that this one definitely has to go on my TBR. =)

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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  10. How in God's name did I not know this was a book? I mean this sounds like the perfect book for me on all the levels! Thanks for the heads up!
    My WoW

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  11. I hadn't heard of this one, but it does sound good. I love Mad Men, so add a murder mystery to that and I'm sold. Great pick! ~Pam

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  12. Just added this to my TBR! I haven't heard of this, but anything that can be called "part Mad Men" is an automatic add. thank you for bringing this to my attention! :D

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  13. Huh, haven't heard of this one before, but that cover is all kinds of adorable, even if it doesn't sound like it really matches the material between the covers. Thanks for sharing!

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