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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (146): Magnolia + A Blind Spot for Boys

Hi! How are y'all doing?

I had to think real hard and decide which books I want to feature as my WoW picks this week, and here they are! Have you heard of these books? Let me know by leaving comments below!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: Magnolia by Kristi Cook
Release Date: August 5th 2014
Published by: Simon & Schuster
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Summary (from Goodreads):

In Magnolia Branch, Mississippi, the Cafferty and Marsden families are southern royalty. Neighbors since the Civil War, the families have shared vacations, holidays, backyard barbecues, and the overwhelming desire to unite their two clans by marriage. So when a baby boy and girl were born to the families at the same time, the perfect opportunity seemed to have finally arrived.

Jemma Cafferty and Ryder Marsden have no intention of giving in to their parents’ wishes. They’re only seventeen, for goodness’ sake, not to mention that one little problem: They hate each other! Jemma can’t stand Ryder’s nauseating golden-boy persona, and Ryder would like nothing better than to pretend stubborn Jemma doesn’t exist.

But when a violent storm ravages Magnolia Branch, it unearths Jemma’s and Ryder’s true feelings for each other as the two discover that the line between love and hate may be thin enough to risk crossing over.

Why I'm waiting for Magnolia:

Because I'm craving for good YA contemporary reads for the summer, and this book sounds like something I'd read. I'd like to read it now, if possible. Love-hate relationships? Southern royalty, age old family friends, childhood friends (okay, maybe not) and I feel like the setting is perfect for a cute read.

Title: A Blind Spot for Boys by Justina Chen
Release Date: August 12th 2014
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Shana has always had a blind spot for boys. Can she trust the one who's right in front of her?

Sixteen-year-old Shana Wilde is officially on a Boy Moratorium. After a devastating breakup, she decides it's time to end the plague of Mr. Wrong, Wrong, and More Wrong.

Enter Quattro, the undeniably cute lacrosse player who slams into Shana one morning in Seattle. Sparks don't just fly; they ignite. And so does Shana's interest. Right as she's about to rethink her ban on boys, she receives crushing news: Her dad is going blind. Quattro is quickly forgotten, and Shana and her parents vow to make the most of the time her father has left to see. So they travel to Machu Picchu, and as they begin their trek, they run into none other than Quattro himself. But even as the trip unites them, Quattro pulls away mysteriously... Love and loss, humor and heartbreak collide in this new novel from acclaimed author Justina Chen.

Why I'm waiting for A Blind Spot for Boys:

Because it's Justina Chen? I loved North of Beautiful, and even though that story is very much different than this, I'm looking forward to reading a new novel from her. And I find the "Boy Moratorium" really cute. I want to know more about Shana's habit of falling for the wrong guy. (Don't we all, at one point?) Plus what a curious sounding name, Quattro, and I never thought Machu Pichu can be an ideal setting for a YA contemporary novel. I wanna see how everything works out in the book!


So what are your WoW picks this week?


  1. Magnolia looks like a cute contemporary. Your other choice is new to me. great picks.

    books of love

  2. I've heard of Magnolia and it sounds great.

    Blind SPot for Boys - What is the chance of running into a guy you have the hots for on Machu Pichu?? Now I need to know what happens. lol

    My WoW pick

    1. Haha! Intriguing, right? The Machu Pichu part totally reminds me of the movie Monte Carlo... with Leighton Meester's character arc!

  3. Nice picks, Magnolia is on my wishlist but I've never heard of the other one before. Hope you get to read them both soon :)

    My WoW!

  4. Haven't read anything by either of these authors but they sound like cute stories. Hope you enjoy them!

    1. You should totally give Justina Chen Hadley's books a try! It's amazing!

  5. I'm anxiously waiting to read Magnolia too! I actually have an arc that I will be reading soon. I'm so excited. I have A Blind Spot For Boys on my tbr. I hope you enjoy reading both of your picks this week.
    My WoW

    1. Can you feel my envy? I so want to read Magnolia!

  6. SO excited for Magnolia! I just love books set in the South; it always feels so familiar and comfy. :) I haven't heard of A Blind Spot for Boys but I really like the sound of it. Between the name Quattro and Machu Pichu, I'm quite intrigued. :) Great picks!!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

    1. Right? I so love the name Quattro too! It sounds so different!


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