Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday!


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for 
Better Than the Best Plan
Lauren Morrill
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Release Date: June 25, 2019
Goodreads
Lauren Morrill's Better Than the Best Plan is a fresh, funny, romantic YA novel about a teenage girl who finds an unexpected silver lining in her life when plans get turned upside down.

Plans are made to be broken.

It’s the last day of junior year, and seventeen-year-old Ritzy—short for Maritza—is pretty sure she has a great plan. Summer job—check. Hang with friends at the beach—check. Keep looking after herself as she’s been doing since her mom bailed to follow her bliss—check. Or no check?

After someone reports that Ritzy is living alone, a social worker shows up and puts her into foster care. That’s surprise enough. Even more surprising? Ritzy has been in foster care before, as an infant, and the woman who cared for her then takes her in again. But maybe the greatest surprise of all for Ritzy is that living with her foster mother, Kristin, in Kristin’s gorgeous house, isn’t all that bad. And neither is the cute, friendly boy next door. If Ritzy’s mom hadn’t gotten her back all those years ago, this is the life she could have had. But is it the life she should have had?

When Ritzy’s old life catches up with her new one, she has some decisions to make. Can she plan for the worst, but still hope for the best?
Why I want to read this book

I have read and enjoyed other books by Morrill, so I am always willing to take a chance on one of her books, but I loved the premise too. Ritzy is reunited with the woman, who fostered her as an infant. What are the chances? I am also curious to find out what sort of choices she will be faced with and what choices she will make.

Technically, You Started It
Lana Wood Johnson
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: June 25, 2019
Goodreads
When a guy named Martin Nathaniel Munroe II texts you, it should be obvious who you're talking to. Except there's two of them (it's a long story), and Haley thinks she's talking to the one she doesn't hate.

A question about a class project rapidly evolves into an all-consuming conversation. Haley finds that Martin is actually willing to listen to her weird facts and unusual obsessions, and Martin feels like Haley is the first person to really see who he is. Haley and Martin might be too awkward to hang out in real life, but over text, they're becoming addicted to each other.

There's just one problem: Haley doesn't know who Martin is. And Martin doesn't know that Haley doesn't know. But they better figure it out fast before their meet-cute becomes an epic meet-disaster . . .
Why I want to read this book

My understanding is that this book is told via text messages. I am always up for an alternate format book, and I like that it starts with an accidental text and a case of mistaken identity. I am really eager to find out what happens, when Haley discovers which Martin she has been getting to know better. Sounds like a rom-com setup to me.

What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!

34 comments:

  1. Better Than the Best Plan sounds good! I think the premise sounds interesting. I've never read anything by this author, but want to check her out for sure! I like the cover too!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. I haven't read the author before, but the premise sounds fun

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  2. Oh cool way of book formatting through texts! You should check out cellphone/ verse novels, they are quite a big genre and have some great stories too~

    Lotte | www.lottelauv.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I hope it's texts using a full keyboard, because the abbreviations make me nuts

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  3. Ooh I feel like it's been a while since Morril has released a book right? Both of these books sound super cute!

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    1. I read her last book, which was released in 2016, but now that I am looking, BTTBP looks like a re-release.

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  4. These look fun. I'm especially curious about Technically You Started It.

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  5. Lauren Morrill's new book is one I'm looking forward to as well!

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    1. Her books have worked well for me in the past

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  6. I’ve seen Morrill’s books but have never read anything by her. This new one sounds really interesting, though.

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  7. I love the blurbs on both of these. Hope they're both as good as they sound!

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  8. I think the second one is already on my TBR list. Great picks!
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    1. I read the synopsis and knew I had to read it

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  9. Technically You Started It sounds really cute, and I LOVE books told in different formats.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  10. Ooh, Technically You Started It sounds so good!! I love romcom setups like that!

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    1. I love that we are seeing more and more rom-coms because they are my faves

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  11. I swear Sam I will stop coming to your blog as my TBR grows every single time!!!

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  12. Cute picks! They totally coordinate with one another too! Lol! Hope you love them both!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  13. Technically, You Started It - what a fantastic title!

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    1. It makes me think of the Ross and Rachel dynamic for some reason

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  14. A story told via text messages sounds pretty intriguing. I'll be curious to see what you think of that one.

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    1. It's been done before, but I am hoping it's not heavy with text speak. I mean, we have full keyboards now. No need for all those abbreviations

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  15. Ooo that sounds cool a book with text messages. I am interested. I will have to check that one out.

    Mary

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  16. I've seen aome buzz surrounding Technically, You Started It. May add that one to the TBR. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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    1. It looks like a lot of fun, and I am all about a fun read.

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  17. I haven't heard of either of these books before, but it sounds like you have some good reasons for wanting to read them. The one told entirely via text messages could especially turn out to be interesting!

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    1. The text thing was done back in the day, but it's the premise that really has me interested in the book.

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