Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (79)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly, bookish meme created and hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The meme helps book bloggers and readers shine a spotlight on some of the many upcoming releases that we are all patiently (but most likely impatiently) waiting on. Get it? You can find out more information on the meme on her blog, Breaking the Spine.

So you're interested in sharing some of the books you're waiting on with your readers!? That's great! To participate in Jill's meme, all you need to do is:

  • Create your own Waiting on Wednesday post that features an upcoming title (or titles)
  • Be sure to credit Jill in your post
  • Link up to the Linky on Jill's blog

Waiting On...

Title: Something in Between
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
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It feels like there's no ground beneath me, like everything I've ever done has been a lie. Like I'm breaking apart, shattering. Who am I? Where do I belong?

Jasmine de los Santos has always done what's expected of her. Pretty and popular, she's studied hard, made her Filipino immigrant parents proud and is ready to reap the rewards in the form of a full college scholarship.

And then everything shatters. A national scholar award invitation compels her parents to reveal the truth: their visas expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal. That means no scholarships, maybe no college at all and the very real threat of deportation.

For the first time, Jasmine rebels, trying all those teen things she never had time for in the past. Even as she's trying to make sense of her new world, it's turned upside down by Royce Blakely, the charming son of a high-ranking congressman. Jasmine no longer has any idea where—or if—she fits into the American Dream. All she knows is that she's not giving up. Because when the rules you lived by no longer apply, the only thing to do is make up your own.

Why I'm Waiting...

This little beauty of a book caught my attention a while ago, and I couldn't help but add it to my Goodreads TBR. Okay, and I also picked up a few of the previews from my local Barnes & Noble store at the beginning of the summer. But I'm really waiting on this story because it seems like it has the makings of a very powerful book - a diverse, intelligent, and hardworking main character who realizes that she has a huge problem on her plate! 

We see things like this every single day on television. We see politicians talking about immigrants and deportation all the time, so what better time to read a book with those topics?

What Are You Waiting On...

Okay... so you're probably not all waiting on Melissa de la Cruz's Something in Between this week, right? So let's get to talking! What book or books are you waiting on? Feel free to let me know in the comments below, or feel free to leave a link to your own Waiting on Wednesday post so I can check them out!

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