Waiting on Wednesday: Summer Love by Jill Santopolo

February 12, 2014 / 5 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 is…a different kind of book: 

Author: Jill Santopolo (website | twitter)

Publisher: Speak
Expected publication date: May 1st 2014

For fans of The Bachelorette, a personalized summer romance with 13 possible endings!

Summer is all about relaxing and having fun. But it’s even better when you find the right guy to share it with. In this original romance, you get to choose how to find your happy ending, which can result in a kiss from one of eleven swoon-worthy guys. At the end of each chapter, you decide how to continue your journey to find love, and the endings are based entirely on the choices you make while reading. Every selection counts and the possibilities are endless. Not ready for romance? No problem! There are different endings to satisfy every reader, so you’re guaranteed one fabulous beachside summer!

Ok, so this is one of those books where I’m totally on the fence, but I’m so curious that I just had to spotlight it. 
If you were a kid in the 80s and early 90s, you probably came across Choose Your Own Adventure books – that is, interactive books where you made choices that determined how your story would go, whether you died or lived, whether you battled snakes or climbed a mountain. They were both fun and silly – sometimes I would just read them front-to-back to see all the possibilities – but only after I tried a few different paths. 
Anyway. I kind of love the idea of a romance version of this – especially since I’m one of those romance readers who likes my endings exactly the way I want them. That said…this is pretty fluffy. As I recall, the CYOA books were all plot, no character development/emotional arc. But hey, that might be just the kind of book I want to read in the summer, on a beach (it’s SO cold here right now!).
Are you interested in SUMMER LOVE or other Choose Your Own Adventure Books? How do you feel about a romance version of this? Too fluffy? Just right for light summer reading? Let me know in the comments!

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5 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Summer Love by Jill Santopolo

  1. Not real sure about how I'd feel about a book where I got to choose the ending. I thought these were great for my kids when they were growing up but have the fun of reading is seeing if the author can surprise me with her ending.

  2. Wow this takes me back. I didn't really like the pick your own ending books because I'd usually end up trying to go back and change the story leaving me holding a whole bunch of pages. :p

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