Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.
Since You’ve Been Gone
Author: Morgan Matson (website | twitter)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Expected publication date: May 13th 2014
The Pre-Sloane Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell. But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try… unless they could lead back to her best friend. Apple Picking at Night? Ok, easy enough. Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not? Kiss a Stranger? Wait… what?
Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?
Go Skinny Dipping? Um…
Morgan Matson’s Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour inspired me to start writing my own YA novel, so of course, this is on my TBR. I still haven’t gotten to Second Chance Summer (but it’s sitting on my bookshelf, begging me to read it), but I’m pretty sure that Matson is one of the freshest and best voices in contemporary YA today. I love how she writes books about summer, this epic, finite amount of time where anything can happen for teens. I love how she pushes and challenges her characters to do more and be more creative. Since You’ve Been Gone is no exception. I’m really looking forward to seeing how Emily try to finish the to-do list and figure out how to deal with her best friend’s absence.
Also, this cover has to have the best font treatment ever. LOVE the vintage-y vibe.
i've never heard of this but it sounds interesting! new follower 🙂
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That is a great cover. I normally don't like covers with people on them but the fonts make it work.
I really enjoyed Epic Detour so I think this one is another one to add to my TBR list, thanks for letting us know about it!
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I've never seen this one before but I really like the sound of it. I'm going to add it on my to-read list now. Great pick and thanks for sharing!
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I love the sound of this book and how gorgeous is that cover? I just love it! It's so different from your usual YA book. 🙂
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This sounds really good! Thanks for the suggestion! Please check out my WoW!
This book would be perfect in January when its grey and gloomy and we are all looking forward to summer! ~Sheri
Oooooo, great choice!! I love Morgan Matson and didn't even realize she was coming out with a new book!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
YES! YES! YES! Been dying for this one something fierce. Morgan Matson's last book left me a crying mess so I NEED this one!
Not heard of this one but it looks awesome, added it to my list!!!
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Ohh this one sounds awesome! Added to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing.
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I see this title and I can't help but hear the song even though the book is something totally different! 🙂
Gotta love Morgan Matson and her books<3 The cover is so cool! SO excited for this book to come out 🙂
woah! nice pick 🙂
I love Morgan Matson too especially Second Chance Summer. So I'm waiting for this book too
I'm waiting on it now; it sounds like fun!
Morgan Matson is one of my favourite contemporary authors. Definite pre-order for me.