Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (23)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme created and hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights the upcoming book releases that bloggers and readers are currently anticipating.

Participating in the meme is very easy. All you need to do is make a post about an upcoming release (or releases) that you're waiting on, make sure you've linked back to Breaking the Spine somewhere in your post, and then add your name to the link-up tool.

What I'm Waiting On...

Title: Because You'll Never Meet Me
Author: Leah Thomas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens USA
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
In a stunning literary debut, two boys on opposite ends of the world begin an unlikely friendship that will change their lives forever.

Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie is allergic to electricity. Contact with it causes debilitating seizures. Moritz’s weak heart is kept pumping by an electronic pacemaker. If they ever did meet, Ollie would seize. But Moritz would die without his pacemaker. Both hermits from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark times—as Ollie loses his only friend, Liz, to the normalcy of high school and Moritz deals with a bully set on destroying him.

A story of impossible friendship and hope under strange circumstances, this debut is powerful, dark and humorous in equal measure. These extraordinary voices bring readers into the hearts and minds of two special boys who, like many teens, are just waiting for their moment to shine.

Why I'm Waiting...

Letters? Do you see that? Letters! Obviously in this day and age, everything is so instant and electronic, and many people fail to see the beauty in a handwritten letter. But letters connect these two best friends who will never be able to meet one another, and I am very curious to see how Leah Thomas characterizes these two friends. I'm also a sucker for YA books about friendship because friendships are so important in the teenage years, and many of the books I've read about best friends have turned out to be some of the sweetest books I've ever read.

What Are You Waiting On...

I'd love to know what everyone else is waiting on for this week's Waiting on Wednesday. As always, feel free to leave the title or titles of the books that you cannot wait for in the comments, or you may leave a link to your Waiting on Wednesday posts. I'd love to be able to see what everyone plans on reading as soon as these new books are released.


  1. Grace @ Rebel Mommy BookBlogApril 22, 2015 at 5:53 AM

    I love the premise of this book - totally agree, I love books with friendships at their core-Thanks for sharing!

  2. YES! I'm so excited for this one! It sounds absolutely AMAZING :)

    Great choice!

  3. Thanks, Christy! I cannot wait to get to it! I was so bummed when it was on NetGalley, but not available to request, but when I got one in the mail, I did a happy dance! I'll probably start this one really soon.

  4. I just love books about friendships. They just seem sweeter and I feel like they appeal to more people than other kinds of books. :)

  5. I haven't heard about this one, I will definitely need to add it to my TBR
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  6. I'll have to let you know what I think of it when I read it. :)

  7. I really want to read that book as well, Erin! I have a thing for books about friendships because they usually come off as really sweet and happy :) Oh and the cover is seriously GORGEOUS <3 Great post! :D

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

  8. Yay! I have been finding out that so many people want to read this one recently, and it's making me so happy! They do come across as sweet and happy, and I really hope this one lives up to my expectations for it.

    And yes! I am in love with this cover! The gradient thing is popular, but these colors just stand out to me.


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