Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Dance + Love in the Time of Global Warming

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.

For this week, I'm desperately waiting for an upcoming YA novel by the author of my favorite historical-faery series (The Faerie Ring + The Torn Wing)!

The Last Dance by Kiki Hamilton
Publication Date: February 14, 2013 (Isn't that just perfect?)
Published by: Fair Wind Books

Two people couldn't be more opposite...

Kellen Peterson, the gorgeous star quarterback of the Griffin High football team, seems to have it all. Until the night of the Homecoming game, when Kellen gets tackled and suffers a traumatic brain injury - an injury that changes his life - including his ability to walk, talk and throw a football.

Ivy Ly is a senior and counting down the days until she can escape to college. Though her parents have big plans for her to be a doctor, Ivy is afraid to tell them she'd rather pursue music as a career.

Ivy's best friend, Mira, is obsessed with Kellen. When Ivy is asked to tutor the injured football player upon his return to school, she thinks it's the perfect opportunity for Mira to get to know him better - but sparks fly - in more ways than one...

Why I Chose this:

Why not? Kiki Hamilton is one of the nicest authors I've ever e-met and of course, she wrote one of my favorite series ever! I'm eager to read this! (And so curious as to how Kiki writes a contemporary novel.) I like the synopsis. Although it sounds simple, I can already imagine the sparks flying! Plus, I'm on a New Adult/Young Adult contemporary roll right, yes to this! Another reason to want this: it comes out on February 14th, which isn't just Valentines day for me but also a special kind of day. ;)

Another book that I'm desperately waiting for is...

Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
Publication Date: August 27, 2013 (Isn't that just perfect?)
Published by: Henry Holt & Co. BYR

Seventeen-year-old Penelope (Pen) has lost everything—her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother. Like a female Odysseus in search of home, she navigates a dark world full of strange creatures, gathers companions and loses them, finds love and loses it, and faces her mortal enemy.

In her signature style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its destruction and as frightening as it is lovely. At the helm is Pen, a strong heroine who holds hope and love in her hands and refuses to be defeated.

Why I Chose this:

Key word: dystopia. I admit that...the last dystopian novel I read was...was...was so long ago I can't even remember the name of the book! See? I'm dystopia-deprived. But seriously, what really drew me in was the title. I'm imagining this as a chaotic and romantic book. I haven't read any of the author's novels before and I'm hoping that this will be my first.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Leave your links!


  1. Oh I didn't know Kiki Hamilton is writing a Contemporary story! This one sounds super cute :))

  2. I'm lovin' the book covers! And both books sound like great reads too. Great picks! :)

  3. The Last Dance looks super cool! :)

  4. Ooohh. Sounds like really nice books! Just heard of them. :)

    Here's my WoW.

  5. Ooh, didn't know Kiki Hamilton is releasing a contemporary book! Looking forward to it!