Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf

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

I haven't done a Waiting on Wednesday in a while because I have been so insanely busy with teaching that I haven't had much time to even think about my blog during the week, let alone write in it.

But alas, I have returned, and here is my pick for this week:

Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Expected Publication: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Walker & Company
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Audience: Young Adult

From Goodreads:

Allie lost everything the night her boyfriend, Trip, died in a horrible car accident—including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she’s kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship.

When the police reopen the investigation, it casts suspicion on Allie and her best friend, Blake, especially as their budding romance raises eyebrows around town. Allie knows she must tell the truth. Can she reach deep enough to remember that night so she can finally break free?

This is one of those books that I totally judged by its cover. The distinctive red high heels along the road near the guardrail clearly indicate an ominous foreboding in the air and it makes me want to know more. But sometimes I judge the book by its cover and then read the synopsis and decide to pass on it because even though the cover is compelling, the synopsis does not make the story seem so. But, after I read the synopsis of this book this book, I still definitely want to read it. 


  1. Oh wow this book sounds really good! I've never actually heard of it before. Another add on my TBR list :)

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  2. Never heard about this book before!! thanks for sharing =P Im going to read a bit more about it ^_^

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  3. I agree - I love the cover, and the blurb makes it sound great as well. Definitely a mystery with her memory being an issue. And a tough issue with the abusive relationship. Sounds like a great read and it's going on my wishlist.

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  4. This book sounds so good! The cover really does do a good job of drawing you in, but the synopsis sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this and it's definitely on my TBR list now. Great pick!

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  5. I want to read this one too. The premise sounds a little bit familiar for various reasons, but I'm sure that when I read it, it will be completely different from what I think it's going to be like.

    Yeah, and the cover pulled me in too!

  6. Too funny, I think the story sounds more interesting than the cover would lead you to believe. I'm not a fan of the red high heel on the highway. Still, good choice! I don't think I've heard of this one, but I'll keep an eye out for it now :)

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