Spotlight Friday (104)

Hello everyone!  It’s that time of week again, where I share with you three upcoming books.  I recently fell down the rabbit hole with this topic, finding nearly a dozen new titles, so there’s bound to be something fun here.  Enjoy!

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Release Date: April 15, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they’re rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.

Lucy and Owen’s relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and — finally — a reunion in the city where they first met.

A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith’s new novel shows that the center of the world isn’t necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.

What’s To Like: As someone in a long distance relationship right now, this is something I’m really looking forward to reading.  It just doesn’t feel like there are a lot of novels out there like this.  I’m really excited to read this because I know Smith is going to write a cute novel.

My review of The Geography of You and Me

What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Release Date: April 15, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads)Gwen Castle’s Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her Nantucket-esque island this summer. He’s a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island’s summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she’ll never escape her past—or the island—Gwen’s dad gives her some shocking advice. Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true—about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself—with what really is.

What’s To Like: While I haven’t read anything by this author yet, I hear she’s good.  And I’m always a fan of summer books…even if I rarely end up reading them during the summer.  What I really want to know is who this Cassidy Somers is and if he’s cute.  (Of course he’s cute, it’s in a YA book!)

My review of What I Thought Was True

Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Date: April 15, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn’t just buried deep inside of Sam’s memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

What’s To Like: DUDE, this cover is a GIF!  How awesome is that?  Seriously, though, this just sounds like a cool mystery.  What I really want to know is why the girls were kidnapped in the first place and then how Sam’s memory was erased or whatever.  Also, I want to know more about Carson, because he sounds like a sweetheart.


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