Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Bitter End by Jennifer Brown
* Published by: Little, Brown (US)
* Format: Hardcover (US)
* Release Date: May 10th, 2011 (US)
* On Amazon: here
Summary from Amazon.com:
When Alex falls for the charming new boy at school, Cole -- a handsome, funny, sports star who adores her -- she can't believe she's finally found her soul mate . . . someone who truly loves and understands her. At first, Alex is blissfully happy. Sure, Cole seems a little jealous of her relationship with her close friend Zack, but what guy would want his girlfriend spending all her time with another boy? As the months pass, though, Alex can no longer ignore Cole's small put-downs, pinches, or increasingly violent threats. As Alex struggles to come to terms with the sweet boyfriend she fell in love with and the boyfriend whose "love" she no longer recognizes, she is forced to choose -- between her "true love" and herself.
I loved Jennifer's debut novel, Hate List, and I can't wait to read more by her. Luckily there's not long to go before this one hits shelves, and I have had my copy pre-ordered for a while. The summary reminds me of Deb Caletti's Stay, though I haven't yet read that one either. Jealousy and threatening behaviour happens, and I'm glad that people aren't worried to write about it in a realistic way. I hope it's as good as Hate List!