Waiting on Wednesday (August 29)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, where we post upcoming releases we're highly anticipating. My pre-publication selection for this week's Waiting on Wednesday is Live Through This by Mindi Scott
 Live Through This
Mindi Scott
Series: None
Release Date: October 2nd, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Number of Pages: 304

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Sometimes hiding the truth requires more than a lie . . .

From the outside, Coley Sterling’s life seems pretty normal . . . whatever that means. It’s not perfect—her best friend is seriously mad at her and her dance team captains keep giving her a hard time—but Coley’s adorable, sweet crush Reece helps distract her from the annoying drama. Plus, she has a great family to fall back on—with a stepdad and mom who would stop at nothing to keep her and her siblings happy and safe.

But Coley has a lot of secrets. She won’t admit—not even to herself—that her almost-perfect life is her own carefully-crafted fa├žade. That for years she’s been burying the shame and guilt over a relationship that crossed the line. Now, Coley and Reece are getting closer, and as Coley has the chance at her first real boyfriend, a decade’s worth of lies are on the verge of unraveling.

Mindi Scott offers an absorbing, layered glimpse into the life of an everygirl living a nightmare that no one would suspect in this unforgettable powerhouse of a novel.
Normally contemporaries aren't really my thing, but so far this year I've read my fair share of great contemporaries and I figured I might as well continue giving them a shot, and maybe it would one day grow to be a genre I enjoy immensely. But, putting aside how contemporaries aren't normally my thing, and books that have to with held secrets normally include lots and lots of angst (something I'm not much too fond of), Live Through This just sounds too intense and thrilling - two things I love books to be - that I can't not anticipate this. Hopefully it doesn't follow the footsteps of other books in the YA genre and ditch a could-be intense and thrilling plot for a boring and sappy romance, because this book has great potential. Let's just hope that potential is actually met. ETA: *gasp* I didn't mention the cover at all! Well, let's remedy that, shall we? The cover is freaking gorgeous. I want to eat it. 

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  1. I've seen this book on a number of WoWs. It seems really interesting, but definitely a bit serious. I think readers need to be in the right mood to read this one. I like the cover, though.

  2. Nice pick. It sounds like it will be really good. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  3. Great pick! Haven't heard of it before, but it sounds very interesting! :)
    My WoW!

  4. this cover is gorgeous! And I've been having great luck with contemporaries this year, for some reason I am connecting with them a lot more. Great pick!

  5. The book sounds great. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it. Great pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.


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