Aug 21, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday {27}

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where bloggers post about much-awaited releases!

Title: Relativity
Author: Cristin Bishara
Release Date: September 10th 2013
Publisher: Walker Children's
If Ruby Wright could have her way, her dad would never have met and married her stepmother Willow, her best friend George would be more than a friend, and her mom would still be alive. Ruby knows wishes can't come true; some things just can't be undone. Then she discovers a tree in the middle of an Ohio cornfield with a wormhole to nine alternative realities.
Suddenly, Ruby can access completely different realities, each containing variations of her life—if things had gone differently at key moments. The windshield wiper missing her mother’s throat…her big brother surviving his ill-fated birth…her father never having met Willow. Her ideal world—one with everything and everyone she wants most—could be within reach. But is there such a thing as a perfect world? What is Ruby willing to give up to find out?
I've recently discovered the awesome that is alternate realities in books. They all sound similar to one another, yes, but they're all actually quite unique. Relativity seems like another one I'll enjoy, and that wormhole tree just makes me think of Narnia.

Title: Cherry Money Baby
Author: John M. Cusick
Release Date: September 10th 2013
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Hollywood glitz collides with workingclass aspirations in this satirical tale of an impulsive starlet and a sharp-witted small-town teen.
Cherry Kerrigan loves her simple life, her family’s tiny trailer, even working at Burrito Barn. Forget college — she’s marrying her sweetheart from next door. But here comes Ardelia Deen, a glamorous starlet who sweeps Cherry into a world of fast cars and penthouse parties. Now Cherry’s small-town life just seems so . . . small. When Ardelia drops a bomb of an offer — one involving a baby — Cherry knows her life will change forever, no matter what she decides. John M. Cusick focuses his signature wit on Hollywood royalty and the wide-eyed dreams of Small Town, U.S.A. in a novel about discovering who you are . . . and changing your mind.
I have a thing for "small-town girl wants more out of life" stories, and Cherry Money Baby sounds exactly that. And that cover's just gorgeous!


  1. I just read a book about relativity that I wasn't that impressed with so I think I need to detox from the genre! Cherry Money Baby sounds really cool though!

    Here's my WoW!

  2. I've seen Relativity before but I don't think it's my kind of read. Cherry Money Baby sounds nice.

    Here's my Wednesday post.

    Michelle, The Escapist.

  3. I love the description for Cherry Money Baby. I will have to give it a try. Thank you for the introduction.
    I Can't Wait to Read...

  4. Cherry Money Baby sounds really interesting. I haven't read anything by that author but I am going to check him out. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Time travel/alternative universes is becoming more of a trend in YA, and I think it's a good one! These kinds of stories DO seem similar, you're right, but they always end up so different. I'm excited to read Relativity to see just how unique it is! Plus, that cover is GORGEOUS. Also, Cherry Money Baby's synopsis intrigued me after the word 'satirical'. This one looks like it's going to have some awesome twists, and I can't wait to read it!

    Awesome picks Kazhy! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  6. Cherry Money Baby sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out.

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