Waiting On Wednesday: Whisper to Me by Nick Lake

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book:


Book Title: Whisper to Me
Author: Nick Lake
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s
Publication Date: May 3rd 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Mental Health, Realistic Fiction, Romance, YA
Age Range: 14-17 years old

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A remarkable story of strange beauty and self-discovery from Printz Award winner Nick Lake

Cassie is writing a letter to the boy whose heart she broke. She’s trying to explain why. Why she pushed him away. Why her father got so angry when he saw them together. Why she disappears some nights. Why she won’t let herself remember what happened that long-ago night on the boardwalk. Why she fell apart so completely.

Desperate for his forgiveness, she’s telling the whole story of the summer she nearly lost herself. She’s hoping he’ll understand as well as she now does how love—love for your family, love for that person who makes your heart beat faster, and love for yourself—can save you after all.

The synopsis sounds good but it did not catch my attention at first. But when I read Cynthia’s (Bingeing On Book) review on the book, it immediately hooked me.

What are you waiting on? Let’s talk on the comments section below! Thanks for stopping by.

All book cover photos and summaries are taken from Goodreads.

Teaser Tuesday: Now May You Weep by Deborah Crombie

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Books and A Beat.


  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week’s book:


Book Title: Now May You Weep
Author: Deborah Crombie
Series: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James #9
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: September 28th 2004
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Fiction
Age Range: 15+ years old

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A lethal crime of passion darkens the mists of Scotland’s legendary Highlands

Newly appointed Detective Inspector Gemma James has never questioned her friend Hazel Cavendish about her past. So it is quite a shock when Gemma learns that their holiday retreat to the Scottish Highlands is, in fact, Hazel’s homecoming—and that fellow hotel guest Donald Brodie was once Hazel’s lover, despite a vicious, long-standing feud between their rival fine-whiskey-distilling families. And the fires of a fierce and passionate affair may not have burned out completely—on Brodie’s part, at least, since he’s prepared to destroy Hazel’s marriage to win her back.

But when a sudden, brutal murder unleashes a slew of dark secrets and long- seething hatreds, putting Hazel’s life in peril, Gemma knows she will need help unraveling this very bloody knot—and calls on the one man she trusts more than any other, Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid, to join her far from home . . . and in harm’s way.


“Oh, no. Please,” Gemma whispered, only then aware that she had clamped her hand to her mouth. She felt her knees give way and she sank to the ground, unable to tear her gaze from the sightless eyes staring into the morning sky.

I’m more than halfway done, and I’m enjoying it so far. I might do a review after I read it. Thanks for stopping by!

All book cover photos and summaries are taken from Goodreads.

Book Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins


Book Title: Lola and the Boy Next Door
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Series: Anna and the French Kiss #2
Publisher: Dutton Books
Publication Date: September 29th 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Age Range: 14-17 years old
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood. When Cricket, a gifted inventor, steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

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Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


Book Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Series: Anna and the French Kiss #1
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Publication Date: December 2nd 2010
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Age Range: 12-17 years old
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

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