Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: My Life Next Door


Time for another amazing Wednesday! :)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by the awesome Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating! This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: 

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another

“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.



(summary taken from Goodreads)
Release Date: September 8, 2012
Series: N/A

I have a lot of different "Most Anticipated _____ Book of 2012"s, but this has to undoubtedly be one of my most anticipated contemporary books of the year! There's nothing better than a sweet-sounding novel about a boy next door that brings a girl out of her shell, right? ;)

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU WAITING FOR? 

-Mimi

45 comments:

  1. eeeh I want this too! cover and synos sounds sooo good. thanks for sharing Mimi. x<3

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  2. YAAAY, fabulous choice hun!! I still need to feature this one in one of my WoW posts but I'm definitely looking forward to picking it up. <3

    My WoW

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  3. Great pick! I'm waiting on this one too! And I even featured it a month or so ago. I just love boy next door type romances. They are so sweet! I always wished I had a cute boy next door. I would have been climbing in his window all the time! lol I also love the drama surrounding the two families. Sounds like a great read!
    My WOW

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  4. What is it about the people next door that's always so fascinating?!? For about 6 months of high school, I lives next door to the coolest guy in school. He used to see my get around in my pajamas all day long on weekends so I had to not make a habit of walking too close to the fence :( This sounds like an amazing book. I can't wait to read it either!

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  5. AGHHHHH I am absolutely DYING for this book! It sounds so good already and so many book bloggers have already said how phenomenal it is...can we please just skip ahead to September to finally get this??

    Great pick!
    My WoW

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  6. I saw this on Goodreads a while ago and I can't wait for it to come out. It looks really good and the cover is amazing as well. Great pick!!! :)

    My WoW

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  7. I cannot wait to read this book! It just sounds so cute! I love the cover too, it seems to match the synopsis perfectly. Great choice Mimi! :)

    My WoW

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  8. I can't wait for this book, I need more romances in my library! ^^

    ComaCalm's Corner

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  9. Excellent pick Mimi I've had my eye on this contemporary for a while now too! It also sounds like the perfect summer read! I can't wait!!!

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  10. Oh this sounds like a lovely little summer read. A grass is always greener type of story. I bet she ends up learning a lot about herself.

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  11. Honest to goodness, Mimi, you should consider a career in sales or something. I don't much care for contemporary YA, but you could talk me into reading just about anything.

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  12. This one is on my TBR list for about a couple of weeks now. Great pick! It sounds awesome, the cover looks great too :)

    My WoW

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  13. I love contemporaries and I have been waiting for this book to come out. I just want to read it NOW.
    Waiting For Wentworth

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  14. I heard about this a few weeks ago, and I want to read it so bad now! I've already heard some great things about it. (:

    My WOW

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  15. I cannot wait for this one too! I love the boy next door type of romances and this one sounds perfect! :)

    My W.O.W.

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  16. i ca not wait to hoping soon to hold it in my grubby hands
    gr8 wow

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  17. I'm really excited about this book too-Jase sounds pretty dreamy ;)

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  18. This book sounds really cute! There are so many good contemporaries coming out this year! Great pick :) Check out my WOW:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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  19. Definitely waiting on this one=D Great pick!

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  20. Oh, I really like the sound of this one!

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  21. I've been looking forward to this one too, Mimi! I have a tricky relationship with contemporary YA, but somehow the description convinces me it's going to be one that I like. It's probably the fact that it talks about the family relationships as well, I always find that appealing, and it's a good indicator that the heroine will probably...probably...be well-rounded. ;)

    Nice pick, as usual!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  22. I still remember my torrid love affair with the boy next door! *le sigh* I used to bake him cakes and walk them over. And one time, we tried sneaking out of our houses to meet in the middle of the night, but I totally got busted. hehehe

    So, don't ever try it!!!

    Can't wait for this one either Mimi. I'm sure it will bring back wonderful memories.

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  23. I have had my eye on this one for awhile. I plan on reading it too. Great pick.
    - FABR Steph

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  24. I’m generally not a contemporary YA reader, I usually stick to things that are a little more ‘far out’ in nature. However, if I were to read a contemporary novel I think this one might keep my attention, plus that cover is absolutely adorable. Where can I get that girl’s dress? :) Thanks for sharing!

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

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  25. AMAZING choice Mimi!!! I am trying to add a little more comtemp to my reading pile and this sounds wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Tiff- Escaping... One Book @ a Time
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  26. Sounds like Romeo and Juliet, can't go wrong there.

    Talk Supe
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  27. I just saw this nookmthe other day and passed on an ARC now I am regretting it, but on the other hand I am drowning in books! I am dying to get Insurgent and lucky me just won a copy! Awesome..made my week :) Happy Wednesday lovely
    Mimi.

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  28. This sounds like the perfect Summer book! The colors on the cover, the sweet couple. And it even says 'a dreamy summer read'

    Normally, it's not really something I would read, but I can imagine myself with this book on the beach :p

    Nice pick!

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  29. Oh em gee. Mimi. We do have the same WoW, this week! That is so awesome, LOL :) Indeed, great minds do think alike *high five* ;)

    I think this book looks so cute and I'm always a bit jealous of these characters who grow up next door to a super cute neighbor - even though they are fictional, hahaha. Who wouldn't like that, right? :D

    Awesome pick, Mimi <3

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  30. Yay! A book I never heard of! I love the natural look of the cover! This book sounds fantastic! I love contemporary books!
    My WoW!

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  31. Sooooo I'm not the biggest contemporary girl, but I'm SOOOO excited about this book!!! :) this week I'm looking forward to Tiger Lily!! :) I'd leave a link but I'm using someone's iPhone to comment and it won't let me!! :( but thx for sharing this book with everyone today!! :)

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  32. YUP. Definitely what I'd love to read in a contemporary novel. I really like how the summary has a distinct summer feeling to it. And that thing about two families... I don't know why, but the sole idea is very appealing!

    Gosh. And the scene when the boy climbs to her terrace? A bit like Romeo and Juliette feeling, but totally awesome in its own way.

    Wonderful choice! Thank you for reminding me there are so amazing books to come this year ♥

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  33. This sounds like a great summer read! Neat pick!
    My WoW

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  34. Mimi, you have no idea how desperate I am to get my hands on a copy of this one! It sounds like a perfect read for the summer!

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  35. Oh, yes!! This one. It sounds so good. o: I'm not a huge fan of contemporaries (yet, LOL. I think I'm getting there!), but they're starting to grow on me. This definitely sounds like something I could enjoy too. o: *wants*

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  36. I completely love this cover and I love the title :) Can't wait for this book too, Mimi :) How are you sweety? we haven't "talked" in a while. Send me an email (if you have some time) and let me know how are you doing ;) <3 <3

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  37. MIMI! Yes! I am SO looking forward to this one... it's funny. I used to not care about contemp at all, but OH HOW IT HAS CHANGED! FAB pick! xx

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  38. YES MIMI! This sounds like a totally cute contemp novel (I never get tired of reading about the boy next door!!) and the cover is adorbs. Lovely pick! ♥

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  39. This is on my TBR list. I can't wait for it.

    MY WOW: http://breathofbooks.blogspot.com/

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  40. YEEEESSS! I am SO looking forward to this one. I need to read way more contemporary than I currently do (I usually end up enjoying them!) and this one sounds like a perfect pick for 2012 :)

    "A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over." THAT'S ALL I ASK FOR ;)

    Fantastic pick, Mimi! <333

    Sonia

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  41. Aaaah I want this book so much too, Mimi! ♥ I LOVE the cover! And I'm a big fan of contemporary, so this book is high on my MUST HAVE - MUST READ 2012! :) Isn't the blurb the sweetest? It's too bad that I don't have a hot guy next door to stalk LOL! Amazing pick, Mimi! :)

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  42. The cover is absolutely beautiful! It's on my TBR list :) Great choice!
    My WoW

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  43. Awwwww! This sounds sooo sweet<3 I'm not a huge fan of contemp. books, but this one's an exception :) I WANT THIS N.O.W!!! Awesome pick, Mimi! :)

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  44. OH YES! I absolutely can't wait for this one too! I love the cover and the summary! Absolutely can't wait to read it!

    Awesome pick, Mimi! ♥

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