Tuesday, October 6, 2015

 
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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Cure for the Common Universe

Author: Christian McKay Heidicher
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: June 2016

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sixteen-year-old Jaxon is being committed to video game rehab . . .

ten minutes after he met a girl. A living, breathing girl named
Serena, who not only laughed at his jokes but actually kinda sorta
seemed excited when she agreed to go out with him.

Jaxon's first date. Ever.

In rehab, he can't blast his way through galaxies to reach her. He
can't slash through armies to kiss her sweet lips. Instead, he has
just four days to earn one million points by learning real-life
skills. And he'll do whatever it takes—lie, cheat, steal, even learn
how to cross-stitch—in order to make it to his date.

If all else fails, Jaxon will have to bare his soul to the other teens
in treatment, confront his mother's absence, and maybe admit that it's
more than video games that stand in the way of a real connection.

Prepare to be cured.

Why I'm excited:
How awesome is that cover? I cannot stopping looking at its bright, colorful nerdiness. This sounds fun and funny, albeit with some serious undertones. I love a witty, male protagonist, and something tells me Jaxon and I are going to be friends. WANT!
 
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4 comments:

  1. Great pick! This one does sound fun and the cover reminds me of the 80s, which is a good thing. :)

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  2. this sounds like a great book, i'll surely add it to my tbr list for when it comes out :) i love a book with a good story and an awesome cover like this.

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  3. Ohh love the cover! And the typography!

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  4. That is really a gorgeous cover and the book sounds really good as well. Thanks for sharing it. I have never seen it before.

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