Waiting on Wednesday: When We Collided by Emery Lord

June 17, 2015 / 9 Comments / Book Memes, Uncategorized, Waiting on Wednesday

When We Collided
Author: Emery Lord
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Expected publication: April 5th 2016

Meet Vivi and Jonah: A girl and a boy whose love has the power save or destroy them.

Vivi and Jonah couldn’t be more different. Vivi craves anything joyful or beautiful that life can offer. Jonah has been burdened by responsibility for his family ever since his father died. As summer begins, Jonah resigns himself to another season of getting by. Then Vivi arrives, and suddenly life seems brighter and better. Jonah is the perfect project for Vivi, and things finally feel right for Jonah. Their love is the answer to everything. But soon Vivi’s zest for life falters, as her adventurousness becomes true danger-seeking. Jonah tries to keep her safe, but there’s something important Vivi hasn’t told him.

Perfect for fans of E. Lockhart and Jandy Nelson, When We Collided is a powerful story of two teens whose love is put to the test by forces beyond their control.


Emery stole my heart with Open Road Summer. I haven’t even reviewed it yet because I don’t know how to honour a book that made that big an impression on me. It inspired me to listen to Taylor Swift. It made me hug my best friend. It made me work on an entire essay about characters who have their guards up and how to read Reagan.

I’m starting The Start of You and Me this week, and I can’t wait to sink back into Emery’s world of summer and friendship and banter and picture-painting with words.

When We Collided sounds different, like it might be more heart-breaking than the other two…and I’m okay with that. I think what Emery does best is bring out every emotion and put it out there, bare, for people to see. I’m really looking forward to seeing what she does with Vivi and Jonah.

Let’s talk: Are you excited for WHEN WE COLLIDED? Have you read Emery’s other books? And what about that awesome, sophisticated cover? What are you waiting for this week?

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

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9 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: When We Collided by Emery Lord

  1. I just found out about this one recently and I just finished The Start of Me and You and I loved it! So, this is already on my list and I cannot wait until it comes out!! Great pick!
    Here's my WoW

  2. I haven't read Open Road Summer but I really enjoyed The Start of You and Me. This one looks a bit more angsty which is even more up my alley 😉 Thank you for sharing!



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