"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Title: Graffiti Moon
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: February 14,2012
Senior year is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight, she's going to find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work appears all over the city. He's out there somewhere—spraying color, spraying birds and blue sky on the night—and Lucy knows a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for. Really fall for. Instead, Lucy's stuck at a party with Ed, the guy she's managed to avoid since the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells her he knows where to find Shadow, they're suddenly on an all-night search around the city. And what Lucy can't see is the one thing that's right before her eyes.I've been seeing this around the blogosphere and I love the synopsis and the cover, so why not?
Title: Take a Bow
Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Other
Release Date: December 27, 2011
From the fantastic author of The Lonely Hearts Club and Prom &amp; Prejudice comes a story of all the drama and comedy of four friends who grow into themselves at a performing arts high school. Emme, Sophie, Ethan, and Carter are seniors at a performing arts school, getting ready for their Senior Showcase recital, where the pressure is on to appeal to colleges, dance academies, and professionals in show business. For Sophie, a singer, it's been great to be friends with Emme, who composes songs for her, and to date Carter, soap opera heartthrob who gets plenty of press coverage. Emme and Ethan have been in a band together through all four years of school, but wonder if they could be more than just friends and bandmates. Carter has been acting since he was a baby, and isn't sure how to admit that he'd rather paint than perform. The Senior Showcase is going to make or break each of the four, in a funny, touching, spectacular finale that only Elizabeth Eulberg could perform.I loved both Lonely Heart and Prom &amp; Prejudice so I was really excited to see that Elizabeth was coming out with a new book!
Title: Second Chance Summer
Author: Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon &amp;amp;amp; Schuster Children's Publishing
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Taylor's family might not be the closest-knit – everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled – but for the most part, they get along fine. Then they get news that changes everything: Her father has pancreatic cancer, and it's stage four – meaning that there is basically nothing to be done. Her parents decide that the family will spend his last months together at their old summerhouse in the Pocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven't actually gone anywhere. Her former summer best friend is suddenly around, as is her first boyfriend. . . and he's much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve. As the summer progresses, the Edwards become more of a family, and closer than they've ever been before. But all of them very aware that they're battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance – with family, with friends, and with love.Amy &amp; Roger's Epic Detour, Morgan's debut novel is one of my all time favorite books! I just love it so much and I couldn't wait for Morgan to come out with another book! While the cover didn't blow me away, two things did 1) Morgan Matson wrote it and she's an awesome writer and 2) It sounds super good!
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ON?