Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. The cover from this week’s book came from the author’s webside. All publishing dates are according to Amazon.co.uk The cover and blurb are taken from Goodreads.com
This week I am “Waiting On”…
by Rainbow Rowell
Published: 30th January 2014
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park.
A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .
But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
I have heard great things about this book both from bloggers and non-blogger friends. I haven’t read anything by Rowell before, so I’m really interested to see if this book will live up to my expectations.
So this is the book I am looking forward to this week. Please let me know in the comments if you’re looking forward to it too, and what book you’re looking forward to this week.