Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post created by Breaking the Spine that features our most anticipated books to be released.
It’s no secret that I am a #1 fan of fairytale retellings so, when I saw this book, I immediately shrieked in delight! Plus Beauty and the Beast is my #1 favorite princess tale so, really, how can I resist?
My rating: 2 of 5 stars Received: Edelweiss Publicatio Date: May 31st 2016 Publisher: HarperTeen Point of View: 1st Person Feminine Recommended Age: 13+ Genres & Themes: Young Adult Contemporary, LGBT
When Frannie Little eavesdrops on her parents fighting she discovers that her cousin Truman is gay, and his parents are so upset they are sending him to live with her family for the summer. At least, that’s what she thinks the story is. . . When he arrives, shy Frannie befriends this older boy, who is everything that she’s not–rich, confident, cynical, sophisticated. Together, they embark on a magical summer marked by slowly unraveling secrets.Continue reading →
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Received: bought Publication Date: September 9th 2014 Publisher: Harper Teen POV: 1st person & female Pacing: slow Genres & Themes: YA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Military, Romance.
Sam McKenna’s never turned down a dare. And she’s not going to start with the last one her brother gave her before he died.
So Sam joins the first-ever class of girls at the prestigious Denmark Military Academy. She’s expecting push-ups and long runs, rope climbing and mud-crawling. As a military brat, she can handle an obstacle course just as well as the boys. She’s even expecting the hostility she gets from some of the cadets who don’t think girls belong there. What she’s not expecting is her fiery attraction to her drill sergeant. But dating is strictly forbidden and Sam won’t risk her future, or the dare, on something so petty…no matter how much she wants him.
As Sam struggles to prove herself, she discovers that some of the boys don’t just want her gone—they will stop at nothing to drive her out. When their petty threats turn to brutal hazing, bleeding into every corner of her life, she realizes they are not acting alone. A decades-old secret society is alive and active… and determined to force her out.
At any cost.
Now time’s running short. Sam must decide who she can trust…and choosing the wrong person could have deadly consequences.