Waiting on Wednesday: Even in Paradise by Chelsea Philpot

February 19, 2014 / 9 Comments / Book Memes, Uncategorized, Waiting on Wednesday

“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 was an immediate must-read for me:

Author: Chelsey Philpot
Publisher: HarperCollins
Expected publication date: October 14, 2014 

When Julia Buchanan enrolls at St. Anne’s at the beginning of junior year, Charlotte Ryder already knows all about the former senator’s daughter. Most people do… or think they do.

Charlotte certainly never expects she’ll be Julia’s friend. But almost immediately, she is drawn into the larger than-life-new girl’s world—a world of midnight rendezvous, dazzling parties, palatial vacation homes, and fizzy champagne cocktails. And then Charlotte meets, and begins falling for, Julia’s handsome older brother, Sebastian.

But behind her self-assured smiles and toasts to the future, Charlotte soon realizes that Julia is still suffering from a tragedy. A tragedy that the Buchanan family has kept hidden … until now.

WOW. This cover was revealed by Epic Reads just a few days ago and I was immediately drawn in by the gorgeous, carefree cover that speaks to something a little darker. I like the fact that the characters look a bit older – kind of like Gossip Girl characters. 
This is totally what this book is going to be like. I hope!
I was even more drawn in by the fact that the author has said the book is loosely based on Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. I love retellings, and I’m pretty into modernist writing (Virginia Woolf is one of my all-time favourites), so this is definitely one I can’t wait to sink my teeth into. 
Are you interested in reading EVEN IN PARADISE? How do you feel about retellings of more modern fiction? Are you into Gatsby-O.C. like dazzle books? What are you waiting for this week? Let me know in the comments!

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