Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is meant to showcase upcoming books that you can't wait to read.

My anxiously awaited title this week is:

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
Publish date: March 13, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 400
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Audience: Young Adult

From Goodreads:
It all begins with a stupid question:

Are you a Global Vagabond?

No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path.

Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages, remote Belizean islands, and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they've got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. And the secret to escaping the past, Rowan’s found, is to keep moving forward.

But Bria comes to realize she can't run forever, no matter what Rowan says. If she ever wants the courage to fall for someone worthwhile, she has to start looking back.

I love travel memoirs and I love contemporary YA fiction so this book sounds like a perfect amalgamation of the two. So excited for this one!


  1. I REALLY can't wait for this one. I love travel memoirs, too and Kirsten Hubbard caught me with her writing in LIKE MANDARIN. Awesome pick!
    Happy reading,
    Mary @ Book Swarm

  2. Sounds cute!!

    Paranormal Wastelands' WoW