Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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.

I am combining CWW with Books From the Backlog hosted by Carole at Carole's Random Life in Books. This will allow me to feature some newly "rediscovered" books, which I plan on reading, alongside a new release.

This week I can't wait for:
Where the Road Leads Us

Robin Reul
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: April 6, 2021
Goodreads
Sometimes the best path is the unexpected one.

Jack is on the verge for leaving for college, but before he does, he wants to track down his estranged brother, Alex and find some closure in the wake of their father's death. Meanwhile, Hallie has just found out some upsetting news about a friend in Oregon, and she has a small window to go see him before it's too late.

Jack and Hallie are practically strangers. They shared a class together years ago and haven't seen each other since, though they have more in common than they'd ever imagine. And when fate puts them into the same rideshare to the bus terminal, it kicks off an unconventional and hilarious adventure that may lead them to their own true selves…and maybe to each other.
Why I want to read this book

I love that we are seeing more of those post-high school/pre-college books. It's such an interesting time to look at for a young adult. One big part of your life ending and another just beginning. Add to that a character, who is grieving and looking for closure with his absent brother, and my heart strings are humming. I am already curious about what happened to Hallie and am looking forward to getting to meet her and see what Jack and Hallie discover together. 
 

Operation Prom Date

Cindi Madsen
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Entangled: Crush
Release Date: March 13, 2917
Goodreads
Kate ships tons of fictional couples, but IRL her OTP is her and Mick, the hot quarterback she’s crushed on since, like, forever. With only one semester left of senior year, it’s now or never if she wants to land him in time for prom. Since she’s flirtationally challenged, she enlists Cooper Callihan, the guy who turned popular seemingly overnight but who used to be a good friend.

Cooper lives and breathes rowing, but his partner just broke his wrist. When he remembers Kate’s good with a set of oars, he strikes a deal: help him train, and he’ll make sure her crush notices her. Only he didn’t know how addicting spending time with her would be. Or how the more successful the Operation is, the more jealousy he experiences.

The mission has been set. The troops have their marching orders. But what if the target is the wrong guy all along?

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains stargazing, accidental swimming, and poker swindling. This kissing practice will melt your ereader…and give you a new couple to ship.
Why I want to read this book

I was looking for something fun and cute to add to this week's TBR, and Entangled books normally fit the bill for me. I have read several adult books by Madsen and know she will produce a story that will make me smile. The premise is cute, and I am pretty sure about how this will shake out, but I am still looking forward to spending time with this two rowing and learning how to flirt. 

What are you waiting on?
Any backlog books you want to read soon? 
Let us know in the comments!

30 comments:

  1. I hope you enjoy both of these when you get around to reading them, Sam!

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  2. The first one is new to me, but sounds good! And I love Cindi Madsen, but haven't read that one yet. Great picks!
    Lisa Loves Literature

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  3. I agree about the post high-school books! It's such an important age group that doesn't get repped in trad publishing.

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    1. It really is an interesting time period in a young adult's life, and there's not a ton of books, but I am seeing more and more.

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  4. Where the Road Leads Us sounds like my type of read. I also like that it's at the age between young adult and adult.

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    1. I am glad that age/time of life is getting more attention

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  5. I'll be interested in hearing what you think of Madsen's book. This is one I haven't read yet.

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    1. Sounds super cute. I am confident it will make me smile.

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  6. I started with Madsen' YA before her adult but they're all sweet and fun.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  7. The first book has the most beautiful cover, I love those colours.

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    1. It is very pretty and captures a summer mood too

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  8. Operation Prom Date does sound a bit predictable, but totally adorable!

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  9. I love those post HS, pre college books too. Such an important coming-of-age moment. That cover is beautiful too.

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  10. I had my eye on Where the Road Leads Us, sounds really good!

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    1. Definitely has a bunch of elements I enjoy in books.

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  11. I'm familiar with Madsen's name from her adult romances - and I have a couple on my TBR. I had no idea she had branched into YA. Hope it's a good one!

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    1. This is an old book. Not sure if YA was before adult or not, but it's very much her style. Fun and cute, and I love that the heroine is a math nerd

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  12. I would love to read The Prom Date Sam!!!

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    1. Operation Prom Date was adorable. I needed a pick-me-up, and it did the job

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  13. Both of these sound really good! I do like that Where the Road Leads focuses on that time right after high school. I hope you enjoy these!

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    1. I am becoming a big fan of books set during that time period, and I really like when they explore the options available too

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  14. The cuteness of operation Prom Date just makes me wnat to draw hearts around this book! And You're right the time of life in Where the Roads Lead Us is really interesting -- I haven't read anything in that period of a young person's life and honestly, until you pointed it out, I don't think I notice timeframes like you do. It's an interesting, different perspective for me.

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    1. Prom Date was as adorable as I hoped it would be. A very fun read.

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  15. Ooh, I absolutely love the sound of Operation Prom Date! Fake dating, the guy is falling in love with her!, and a sport is in the center of the plot? Love it. I am looking forward to reading Eyes Like Stars. I originally read it when I was a teenager and I remember really enjoying it. It's fairies, plays, and Shakespeare in a YA book.

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    1. Prom Date was adorable. I am not familiar with Eyes Like Stars, but it sounds like an interesting take on Shakespeare.

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