Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (20)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. I highly encourage you to get to know your fellow bloggers and see what's new and upcoming in the book world!

Here's what I'm waiting on:

The Survival Kit
by Donna Freitas
releases on 10.11.2011

When Rose’s mom dies, she leaves behind a brown paper bag labeled Rose’s Survival Kit. Inside the bag, Rose finds an iPod, with a to-be-determined playlist; a picture of peonies, for growing; a crystal heart, for loving; a paper star, for making a wish; and a  paper kite, for letting go.

As Rose ponders the meaning of each item, she finds herself returning again and again to an unexpected source of comfort. Will is her family’s gardener, the school hockey star, and the only person who really understands what she’s going through. Can loss lead to love?

I think this one sounds poignant and beautiful.  I really can't wait to get my hands on it!  At first look, I didn't like the cover, but on closer inspection, I like how the background is hand-drawn with Rose in front.


  1. Hope this was an automatic post! You're supposed to be enjoying the nightlife there! Hope it isn't raining. I see what you mean about the cover. I like more too, noticing the hand drawn background. Have you started Saltwater Vampires?


  2. This is a pre-order book for me. I love Freitas other book This Gorgeous Game. It is one of my favourite books. Awesome pick :)

  3. It does sound very good, I hadn't heard of it and will be adding it to my list. Great pick!! =)

  4. @Heather - yeah, just finished it! It was really good, but completely different from Raw Blue! And yeah, this post was def automated!

    @Nic - Can't. Wait. Haven't read her other one though!

    @Cynthia - glad to spread the word!