Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (140) You in Five Acts

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 11:57 PM with 3 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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You in Five Acts

Author: Una LaMarche
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: November 1, 2016

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The latest contemporary novel from Una LaMarche, acclaimed author of Five Summers, Like No Other, and Don’t Fail Me Now. In the high-pressure months leading up to the performance that will determine their futures, a group of friends at a performing arts school look back on when an unexpected event upended everything. The moment that changed their relationships, their friendships, and their lives forever.
It's always been you—you know that, right?
With these first, simple words, Una LaMarche paints an intricate portrait of five friends connected by one dream of stardom. But for Joy, Diego, Liv, Ethan and Dave, that dream falters under the pressure of second semester, senior year. Ambitions shift and change, new emotions rush to the surface, and a sense of urgency pulses among them: Their time together is running out.

Diego hopes to get out of the friend zone. Liv wants to escape, losing herself in fantasies of the new guy. Ethan conspires to turn his muse into his girlfriend. Dave pines for the drama queen. And Joy needs to finally appreciate what's been right in front of her all along.

An epic ensemble piece in the vein of Fame and Let’s Get Lost, You in Five Acts is a eulogy for a friendship that captures the excitement, pain, longing, and melancholy surrounding transitions.


Why I'm excited:
I've always been slightly obsessed with performing arts high schools (I'm going to assume that is the setting based on the synopsis and Fame reference). I would love to work at one someday. I also really like multiple POVs. So basically this is the book for me. I'll definitely be keeping my eyes out for this one.

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3 comments:

  1. Great pick! I have been seeing this one around the blogosphere a lot lately. Love the cover!

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  2. I'm a little obsessed with performance arts schools too. Maybe it's my love for Fame lol

    Here's our WoW @ Lazy Book Lovers!

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  3. I need to keep my out for this as well! I recently got into loving performing art plots.

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