Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: In Honor and Second Chance Summer

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme held by Jill at Breaking the Spine to feature upcoming books that we can't wait to get our hands on. 

Title: In Honor 
Author: Jessi Kirby 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers 
Date of Release: May 8, 2012 

Goodreads Description: Hours after her brother’s military funeral, Honor opens the last letter Finn ever sent. In her grief, she interprets his note as a final request and spontaneously decides to go to California to fulfill it. Honor gets as far as the driveway before running into Rusty, Finn’s best friend since third grade and his polar opposite. She hasn’t seen Rusty in ages, but it’s obvious he is as arrogant and stubborn as ever - not to mention drop-dead gorgeous. Despite Honor’s better judgment, the two set off together on a voyage from Texas to California. Along the way, they find small and sometimes surprising ways to ease their shared loss and honor Finn’s memory - but when shocking truths are revealed at the end of the road, will either of them be able to cope with the consequences? 

Why am I waiting? Two words: road trip! I enjoyed Kirby's debut novel, Moonglass; but the premise of In Honor is way more something I'd read just based off the synopsis.

Title: Second Chance Summer
Author: Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Date of Release: May 8, 2012 

Goodreads Description: 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. 

Why am I waiting? Matson's debut novel, Amy and Roger's Epic Detour, was probably one of my favourite reads of 2010, but it didn't have much parental presence. I find that that's often the case in YA books so it's really nice that this one has a family which has decided to spend time together with each other.


  1. I'm super excited for Second Chance Summer, that one sounds so good! I love books that feature interesting family dynamics and situations, there's something fascinating about seeing how different families interact I think! Fabulous picks Z!

  2. Love the sound of both of these and they both look like great summer reads.

  3. Oooo! I would love to get a "Second Chance Summer" with my first boyfriend. I'm sure that books is going to have me doing a bit of wishful thinking. LOL

  4. Both books look so good. I can't wait for them either. Here's my WoW!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  5. Both of these sounds very cute and light I have em on my TBR too :)


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