“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pick is one thought I’d chosen before, and then couldn’t believe that I hadn’t already:
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Expected publication date: October 15, 2013
After spending an amazing day and night together in Paris, Just One Yearis Willem’s story, picking up where Just One Day ended. His story of their year of quiet longing and near misses is a perfect counterpoint to Allyson’s own as Willem undergoes a transformative journey, questioning his path, finding love, and ultimately, redefining himself.
Two days ago, I found myself thinking about Just One Day, and I ended up picking it up and reading the second half of it again. Trust me, it does not disappoint on later readings. As one of the only books I’ve ever given 5 stars to on my blog, I find myself thinking of moments from it at least once a week. Gayle Forman does those big emotional moments so well, and I’m pretty sure that by the time Just One Year comes out, my copy of Just One Day will naturally fall to my favourite spots.
So, yeah, now I’m yearning again to get Just One Year and to find out what the heck happened to Willem after all that time. Plus, I want more Allyson and more Shakespeare. And I just want to know if everyone gets their happily ever after, okay?!
If you haven’t seen it already, there’s an excerpt of Just One Year on the USA Today website
. But I beg you, if you haven’t read Just One Day yet, PLEASE go out and get it right now. It completely and totally deserves your time, even if you’re not normally a contemp reader.
Are you going crazy for JUST ONE YEAR as well? Have you read JUST ONE DAY? Let me know in the comments!
Tags: 2013 releases, 5 stars, boy protagonist, contemporary, gayle forman, just one day, just one year, oct 2013, romance, sequels, travel, waiting on wednesday, YA