Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine where you can spotlight a book you're giddy with excitement to read so other people can be giddy with excitement too :)
Release Date: April 10 2012
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Fifteen-year-old Isabelle Scott loves her less-than-charmed life by the boardwalk on the wrong side of the tracks in North Carolina, but when a social worker must place her to live with a long-lost uncle and his preppy privileged family, she's taken away from everything she's ever known.
Unfortunately, inserting Isabelle into the glamorous lifestyle of Emerald Cove doesn't go so well. Cousin Mirabelle Monroe isn't thrilled to share her life with an outsider, and, she is ready to pull her hair out of her head over all the rumors and backstabbing that lurk beneath their classmates' Southern charm about her new family member. Like each other or not, Izzie and Mira are going to learn to get along, especially when they learn a life-changing secret that will turn both their worlds upside down.
Author: Sarah Singleton
Release Date: 29th March 2012
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Ellie is staying with her maternal grandparents for the summer, while her recently bereaved dad takes off on holiday with his new girlfriend. Upset by his apparent callousness, missing her mother, and jealous for her dad's attention, she begins to spiral into depression. Her grandparents suggest she joins a local theatre group, to meet people her own age and get away from the dark thoughts that threaten to engulf her. But then she gets roped into a seance at the theatre, and is the only one who actually sees a real ghost. Now a spirit is contacting her from beyond the grave - and as the dead boy's story unfolds, Ellie finds herself falling in love with him. But if she solves his mystery and helps release his soul, will he be lost to her forever?
Belles: There's something I found so appealing about those stories where the character gets thrust into a lifestyle so alien to what they're used to. I love seeing them have to adapt and the complications that are certain to follow. And what deep, dark secret will the girls learn that will affect both their lives? Oooh, intrigued!
Dark Storm: It had me at 'seance'. What can I say, I'm sucker for a ghost story! And such an impossible scenario - if Ellie helps set his soul free, she'll lose the boy she's fallen in love with. I love me a complicated romance.
What are you waiting on this week?