Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. I also feature books that may have already released, but I am anxiously waiting to read.

This week, I'm featuring:
Side Effects May Vary

Releases: March 18th 2014 by HarperCollins/ Balzer + Bray 
What if you’d been living your life as if you were dying—only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you? 

When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, her prognosis is grim. To maximize the time she does have, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs—however she sees fit. She convinces her friend Harvey, whom she knows has always had feelings for her, to help her with a crazy bucket list that’s as much about revenge (humiliating her ex-boyfriend and getting back at her arch nemesis) as it is about hope (doing something unexpectedly kind for a stranger and reliving some childhood memories). But just when Alice’s scores are settled, she goes into remission.

Now Alice is forced to face the consequences of all that she’s said and done, as well as her true feelings for Harvey. But has she done irreparable damage to the people around her, and to the one person who matters most? 

Julie Murphy’s SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY is a fearless and moving tour de force about love, life, and facing your own mortality.

Harvey laughed to himself in a sad way and rubbed his eyes. “You want me to help you with a list of things you won’t disclose to me.” He leaned forward and bit the skin around his thumb. “Classic.”
“You won’t regret it.”
“Harvey,” I said, my voice low. “Trust me.”
I knew what this looked like. It looked like I was using Harvey. But here was the reality of the situation: the minute my life went from semi-permanent to most likely temporary, I decided to latch on to everything in my world that had always been permanent, and for me, Harvey was so permanent he was concrete.

What are you waiting on?

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  1. I don't know that I'm up for another bucket list book, but this one seems to be just a touch different than most.

  2. I'm really eager to read Side Effects May Vary too. :)

  3. Haven't heard of this one! Hope you enjoy it once you read it!

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  4. It sounds like it could be a good read. :) Although knowing my luck it'll be one of those books that you need kleenex for lol.

  5. I love the sound of this one-I think it will turn out to be a really great contemporary!

  6. This sounds like an emotional read, with a different take on the bucket list aspect. Thanks for sharing.
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  7. It sounds like it will certainly be emotional. :)

  8. This sounds like a really emotional read and they are my fave. Hope you'll get to read it soon :)

  9. Oh this one looks great -- saw it on a lot of people's TTT yesterday and promptly added it to my TBR!

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  10. Wow, a sort of Bucket List story with a twist. I haven't seen this one around, sounds emotional and intense, with maybe some humor relief? (When she goes into remission and has to confront what she has done.) Hope you enjoy it :)

  11. I am absolutely waiting for this one! Even the title is great! This one has been on my list for awhile!! Great choice!

  12. Sounds like a great book :D I hope you will love it. <3 great pick :)

  13. I'm very excited to give this one a try! Great WoW pick :-)


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