Wednesday, 20 November 2013
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
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Publication Date: May 6th 2014
|Since You've Been Gone –|
Simon & Schuster
The Pre-Sloane Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell. But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just ... disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try ... unless they could lead back to her best friend. Apple Picking at Night? Ok, easy enough. Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not? Kiss a Stranger? Wait ... what?
Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?
Go Skinny Dipping? Um ...
Synopsis from goodreads.com
Depending on how the book I just finished made me feel, I often turn to the opposite (even in the books I’m waiting for). My last book was absolutely teary, so this story is right up my alley with a cheeky voice and crazy tasks. Kissing a stranger, huh? I wonder how that’s going to work out for Emily.
The mystery of the missing friend gives it a bit of a sombre note, though. Could there be an innocent reason for Sloane to be gone like that? I doubt it, but I like the idea that by working through the to-do list, Emily might get closer to her friend.
Opposites attract holds true for me when choosing a book. How do you decide what to read next? Share your thoughts along with your waiting on choice.