Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (30) Free to Fall

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:27 AM with 12 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.

Free to Fall

Author: Lauren Miller
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: May 13, 2014
Link to Goodreads; synopsis from Edelweiss:

The Adjustment Bureau meets Matched in this high-stakes romance set in a near-future world where the entire population is controlled by its personal electronic devices.

Sixteen-year-old Rory Vaughn has always consulted her Lux for everything. Like everyone else, Rory knows the key to a happy, healthy life is doing whatever the decision-making app on her Lux tells her to. When she's accepted at her dream school, the elite boarding school Theden Academy, her future happiness seems assured. But it doesn't take long for her to realize something is wrong beneath the polished surface of her prestigious school. Then she meets North, a handsome hacker living without a Lux, and she begins to fall for his outsider way of life. Soon, Rory is going against Lux's recommendations and instead listening to the voice within (the voice that kids are taught to ignore).

Free to Fall is a smart, romantic, and twisty novel from the author of Parallel.

Why I'm Excited:

I was impressed and really enjoyed Lauren Miller's Parallel and am a sucker for the movie The Adjustment Bureau (although I despised Matched, so points off for that). I really need to write a review on that movie--the chemistry between Matt Damon and Emily Blunt is absolutely incredible. Anywho, this sounds really intriguing. I'll read just about anything set in a boarding school, and when you add in the word "twisty", I'm sold. I'm crossing my fingers this one pops up on EW.

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  1. I haven't read The Parallel nor have I seen The Adjustment Bureau. I had a so-so time with Matched but this book already sounds like a good combo.

    Thanks for the heads up!

  2. I haven't read The Parallel or seen The Adjustment Bureau, but I really want to see see that movie. I really liked Matched (but not book two in the series and gave up), so I should probably check this one out. I love a good sci-fi and the setting sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing this one!

  3. I loved Parallel so I'll definitely be reading this one. And it sounds so good! I really liked Adjustment Bureau and I actually loved Matched, so great combo for me! Great pick! ~Pam

  4. I haven't seen The Adjustment Bureau or read Matched or Parallel, but Free To Fall sound very different and interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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  5. I'm super excited for this! I love the concept of The Adjustment Bureau! Though I wasn't a huge fan of Matched either, but hopefully this one blows us away! Great pick, thanks for sharing!

    Here's my WoW at Bookmunchies (:

  6. I like the Matched series, so I think this one sounds really good too. Great choice.

  7. I'm really enjoying the parallel concept right now (just finishing up Tandem) and this looks like another great read by Lauren Miller. I love this cover almost as much as Parallel. Great pick Natalie :)

  8. This one sounds really good. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I really want to read this one too! At first I thought it was part of the PARALLEL series, but I'm glad it's not considering I haven't read that book yet. This sounds like it is going to be really good. I hope it gets on EW, too. My only problem is that every time I see the name "North" I'm going to envision Kim & Kanye's baby.

    Also, this is completely irrelevant but I wanted to tell you. I had bought a copy of ANNA & THE FRENCH KISS that I was going to get Stephanie Perkins to sign for you at YALLFest on Saturday. I knew how much you really liked her and wanted to surprise you. Unfortunately, though, I didn't make her signing :( I barely missed her and she couldn't stop and sign it because she was late to her next panel. I was so bummed.

    1. Aww. You're so sweet! I would have loved that--obviously--but I'm just touched that you were thinking of me!!!

      And North West. Bahahahahahaha

  10. I'm on the fence about this book. I loved Parallel, but I'm not sure about the premise of this one. I will look forward to seeing what you think!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  11. Oh this sounds really good! I liked the Adjustment Bureau, but I agree with you on Matched---I hope it doesn't have that cold futuristic feel like that one did.


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