Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s can’t wait to read selection is
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill
Publication Date: January 7th 2014

Being Sloane Jacobs - Delacorte
Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure-skater from Washington, D.C., who choked during junior nationals and isn’t sure she’s ready for a comeback. What she does know is that she’d give anything to escape the mass of misery that is her life.
Now meet Sloane Devon Jacobs, a spunky ice hockey player from Philly who’s been suspended from her team for too many aggressive hip checks. Her punishment? Hockey camp, now, when she’s playing the worst she’s ever played. If she messes up? Her life will be over.
When the two Sloanes meet by chance in Montreal and decide to trade places for the summer, each girl thinks she’s the lucky one: no strangers to judge or laugh at Sloane Emily, no scouts expecting Sloane Devon to be a hero. But it didn’t occur to Sloane E. that while avoiding sequins and axels she might meet a hockey hottie—and Sloane D. never expected to run into a familiar (and very good-looking) face from home. It’s not long before the Sloanes discover that convincing people you’re someone else might be more difficult than being yourself.
Synopsis from goodreads.com

After reading so much about monsters, mythology and magic lately, this book is a nice change for me. It sounds perfect for cold winter evenings spent reading in an armchair. It also has the added bonus to remind me of a childhood tale by Erich Kästner: "Lottie and Lisa" (only without the twin factor). I guess it is normal to wonder what it would be like to step into another's life. Will it be better and more fun than the life you leave? Both Sloane girls seem to think so at first, but naturally there are complications on the way. :) I'm looking forward to see how they master the complications and their life in the end.
Which are your winter reads? Leave us a comment with your waiting on-choice.

4 comments:

Book Blather said...

I think I will pick this one up in January, as you say a YA Contemporary can be an extremely nice change of pace these days. I read Lauren Morrill's first book and thought it was OK but not brilliant, yet the setup of this one really appeals so I think I might give her another chance. Great pick, thanks for highlighting this one honey!

Dani @ Refracted Light said...

I'm definitely waiting on this one too. I loved Meant To Be -- one of my favorite YA contemporaries -- so great choice! :)

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Ashley @ Bookaholics Anonymous said...

this sounds interesting

Andy Estrada said...

Awesome choice, I'll be sure to add it to my TBR list. :D

By the way, we are giving away a SIGNED copy of Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz & Michael Johnston! Make sure to stop by and enter! :)

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