Wednesday, May 1, 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:
Virtually Yours
Sarvenaz Tash
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: June 4, 2019
Goodreads
Modern love plus online anonymity is a recipe for romantic disaster in this lighthearted new romance from the author of The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love.

How bad can one little virtual lie be?

NYU freshman Mariam Vakilian hasn’t dated anyone in five months, not since her high school sweetheart Caleb broke up with her. So, when she decides to take advantage of an expiring coupon and try out a new virtual reality dating service, it’s sort of a big deal.

It’s an even bigger deal when it chooses as one of her three matches none other than Caleb himself. That has to be a sign, right?

Except that her other match, Jeremy, just happens to be her new best friend IRL.

Mariam’s heart is telling her one thing, but the app is telling her another. So, which should she trust? Is all fair in modern love?
Why I want to read this book

Here's the rundown of why I want to read this book:
  1. Sarvenaz Tash wrote it. 
  2. YA goes to college. 
  3. Lighthearted + Romance = Perfect Sam-read
  4. Set in NYC. 
  5. Virtual reality dating - sounds fun to me.

As Far as the Stars
Virginia Macgregor
Age/Genre: Young Adult,
Publisher: HQ Young Adult
Release Date: May 21, 2019
Goodreads
Praise for Virginia Macgregor:

'I defy you not to fall in love' Clare Mackintosh

How do you change what’s already written in the stars?

Christopher is the sort of guy that no one notices, yet when Air catches sight of him making intricate paper birds in the airport, she can’t look away.

But their worlds are about to collide in ways they never expected. Someone they love is on Flight 0217 from London Heathrow. And it’s missing.

Convinced that her brother was on a different flight, Air drives them hundreds of miles across the country, on a trip that will change their lives forever.

But how do you tell the person you’re falling for that you might just be the reason their life has fallen apart?
Why I want to read this book

I am known for my light and fluffy tastes, but will tag in for a gut wrenching read if the right one presents itself. This book seems to have all the elements, that never fail to work for me, and it also has a road trip, where these two can grow closer and perhaps, fall in love. Heartbreak and heart-make, sign me up!
What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!

38 comments:

  1. Virtually Yours sounds like a story I would enjoy! I love lighthearted romantic reads! I wonder who she'll choose?!! I bet Jeremy!!! Great picks Sam!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. I prefer my books on the lighter side, too, and I love that you are already making predictions.

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  2. I am very excited for Virtually Yours! I love Sarvenaz' writing!

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    1. Geek's Guide was so, so good for me. I picked Three Day Summer as my Discussion Challenge reward, and I am excited to read it.

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  3. Both of these are excellent picks.

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  4. I'm liking both of these. Hope you enjoy them!

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    1. I feel good about these. Fingers crossed the library gets them both

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  5. Boom. I just added both of these to my TBR! I hadn't heard of either, so this is like double winning. ;)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. The second author is new to me, but I love Tash, and am over the moon excited about her new release.

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  6. Cute picks! Not my kind of read but I hope you positively love them both!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. Virtually Yours!!! Love the sound of it!

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  8. There aren't enough books set in college - love the sound of Virtually Yours!

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    1. I think it's great that we are seeing more and more YA goes to college books. It's the niche that NA should fill, but they made that market all college romance.

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  9. Great picks! I'm excited for Virtually Yours specifically because of the college setting and because of NYC. Two of my favorite things in a contemporary.

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    1. I like that they are taking YA out of high school, so that age group can look a bit ahead.

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  10. Virtually Yours looks so complicated, but so good! I hope these are both enjoyable reads for you.

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  11. VR dating sounds sooo intriguing!

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    1. It's a very modern take on dating, and my interest is definitely piqued.

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  12. Ahhh Virtually Yours sounds like a mess but a FUN mess. It sounds like a perfect fluffy read right up my alley!

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    1. It does sound fun, and I think Tash will do an incredible job with the story

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  13. Yes please to Virtually Yours! I love online/virtual romances so much and we need more of those. I also really like the sound of that one being set at college. Yes please :D

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    1. I am really interested to see how that one plays out. I am fascinated to see how Tash uses the VR

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  14. I am super excited for Virtually Yours, too! The concept just speaks to me and it sounds perfect!! As Far as the Stars is new to me and it sounds like another winner! Thanks for sharing these! :)

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    1. I am so eager to see how Tash worked VR into this story

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  15. I love YA in college! Virtually Yours may force me to quite my contemporary light reading life. Thought As Far As The Stars sounds so good when I heard intricate paper airplanes. Happy Reading Sam ❤️

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    1. I like that we are getting more ya in college settings, which we need because it's too late to salvage NA

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  16. Can't waittttttttttttt for Virtually Yours. I was so scared there would be nothing after Geek's Guide, so I'm super excited to see what she does with this one. :) Wonderful post!

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    1. This book does seem like a long time coming, but so far, I am hearing good things.

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  17. I haven't seen these before. They sound good. I will have to add these to my list too. Happy Mother's Day!

    Mary

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