Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (88) Young Widows Club

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:05 AM with 7 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.


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Young Widows Club

Author: Alexandra Coutts
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: November 10, 2015

Link to Goodreads:

First came love, then came marriage, and then...

For seventeen-year-old Tam, running off to marry her musician boyfriend is the ideal escape from her claustrophobic high-school life on the island, and the ultimate rebellion against her father and stepmother. But when Tam becomes a widow just weeks later, the shell-shocked teen is forced to find her way forward by going back to the life she thought she’d moved beyond—even as her struggle to deal with her grief is forcing her to reinvent herself and reach out to others in ways she never imagined.
 
Why I'm Excited:

I love a good contemporary, and the teen as widow is definitely new. I thought this was going to be an adult novel looking at the title (not that that's bad--I read adult novels, too), and so was surprised to see this is YA. I've been leaning towards meatier reads lately, so this looks right up my alley. I'll be keeping my eye out for this one.

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7 comments:

  1. A teenage widow sounds amazing, and I've been hoping a good, new contemporary YA would pop up this week on WoWs! Thank you! :)

    I'm following by bloglovin' :)

    You can check out my WoW picks here

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  2. I don't think I have ever read a book involving a teenage widow…definitely unique for sure! Great pick, Natalie!

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  3. Great pick!! I'm adding this to my TBR list for sure. Thanks for sharing :)

    Here is my WoW: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2015/02/waiting-on-wednesday-raven-king-by.html

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  4. This is the first that I've heard of this one but it does sound pretty good. Thanks for bringing this one to my attention! Have a good week. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  5. How weird for a book about widows to be classified as YA. That's eye-cathcing. I'm intrigued.

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  6. I'll have to wait and read reviews for this one…it sounds like it could be super depressing. Definitely different, though, with a teen widow. Great pick! ~Pam

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