Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #13

Author: Sarah Dessen

Publication date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Viking Juvenile

Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.

Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo's sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby.

Emaline's mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he's convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential. Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby?

Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she's going?

Sarah Dessen's devoted fans will welcome this story of romance, yearning, and, finally, empowerment. It could only happen in the summer.

The last line of the synopsis from Goodreads says " will welcome this story of romance, yearning, and, finally, empowerment." I would definitely welcome it. I would welcome it so much that I would probably jump up and down if I ever got accepted for an ARC of this. 

What are you wishing for this week? 


  1. I've heard so much about her books, I need to start reading them, apparently I'm missing out :D
    Great pick.

    Hope you get it soon, and thanks for stopping by :)

  2. I've read a couple of Sarah Dessen's books and they are really good- she can really write a contemporary novel!
    Hope you get a copy of it ;)

  3. I would also like to read this one as well. I have like 3 Sarah Dessen books sitting on my bookshelf unread. I really need to get to those! Thanks for stopping by My WW!


  4. Sarah Dessen in on my list of authors I really need to try. This one sounds really good! I hope you get it. :)


  5. I want to read this one tooooooooooooo! I was denied on netgalley *sadface* but hopefully I can survive the want until June. It's really not that far, right? RIGHT?! Great pick! :)

    My W.O.W.

    1. *sadface* Aw, I'm sorry! Um...right :) okay, maybe not!

  6. Great WW post, it's not my sort of thing but I hope you enjoy it :) Thanks for popping by my WW earlier


  7. I've never actually read a Sarah Dessen book. I've heard good things though!

    (New GFC Follower)

    My WOW

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  8. This sounds like a great book! I hope you get it soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book Blog

  9. I've never read any of Sarah Dessen's books before. But this is really really interesting. I should really pick up some of her books. ASAP.

  10. *peeks in* Ah. Coulda guessed this one. ;-)

  11. I absolutely love Sarah Dessen and I'm so excited about this book! I hope you get it soon!

    Ely @ A Book So Fathomless

  12. Sounds like a good choice Sunny - hope you get it soon:)

  13. I can't wait to read that book. I love Sarah Dessen.

  14. Yes, yes, yes! I'm so happy to see another Sarah Dessen book and I like that it's set in Colby too. :)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  15. I want this one in my hands now, too! :) Great pick. I think we're all desperately wishing for an ARC of it. :D