Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Promise of Amazing

Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.


The Promise of Amazing
 by Robin Constantine

* Published by: Balzer + Bray (US)
* Format: Hardcover (US)
* Release Date: December 31st, 2013 (US)

* On Amazon: here

Summary from Goodreads:

Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who's always done what she's supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how. Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how. One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.

This sounds like a great contemporary read and I absolutely love the cover. Also I like that it's described as "complicated, awkward, hilarious", which, let's face it, is actually what being a teenager is like. I'll definitely be pre-ordering it!


caroline.taylor078 said...

That does sound really good, I find contemporary books a bit hit and miss sometimes but this sounds intriguing!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I love the sound of this and totally agree about the cover. I really wish contemp like this made it over here more frequently.