This week's can't-wait-for-it release is by an author whose older release made me cry:
A Blind Spot for Boys
Author: Justina Chen
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Expected publication: August 12th 2014
Shana has always had a blind spot for boys. Can she trust the one who's right in front of her?
Sixteen-year-old Shana Wilde is officially on a Boy Moratorium. After a devastating breakup, she decides it's time to end the plague of Mr. Wrong, Wrong, and More Wrong.
Enter Quattro, the undeniably cute lacrosse player who slams into Shana one morning in Seattle. Sparks don't just fly; they ignite. And so does Shana's interest. Right as she's about to rethink her ban on boys, she receives crushing news: Her dad is going blind. Quattro is quickly forgotten, and Shana and her parents vow to make the most of the time her father has left to see. So they travel to Machu Picchu, and as they begin their trek, they run into none other than Quattro himself. But even as the trip unites them, Quattro pulls away mysteriously... Love and loss, humor and heartbreak collide in this new novel from acclaimed author Justina Chen.
My best book buddy Sarah introduced me to North of Beautiful, which was a gorgeous, heart-rending story about a broken family made whole through a trip to China. I loved how much the trip changed the main character and her mom, and I loved the romance that threaded through it. I haven't read any of Justina's books since, but since this one seems to have a similar concept to NoB, I'm really excited to see what Justina can do with it.
Also, can we talk about Machu Picchu?
I'm DESPERATE to go...and if I can't go in real life, reading about it is the next best thing!
Are you into books about travel, grief and healing? Does A BLIND SPOT FOR BOYS sound like your kind of book? Have you been to Machu Picchu or any other places in South America? What are you waiting for this week? Let me know in the comments!