Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Charm & Strange \\ Famous Last Words

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to read soon :)
by Stephanie Kuehn
Andrew Winston Winters is at war with himself.
He’s part Win, the lonely teenager exiled to a remote Vermont boarding school in the wake of a family tragedy. The guy who shuts all his classmates out, no matter the cost.
But he’s also part Drew, the angry young boy with violent impulses that control him. The boy who spent a fateful summer with his brother and teenage cousins, only to endure a family secret so painful it led three children to do the unthinkable.
Over the course of one night, while stuck at a party deep in the New England woods, Andrew battles the pain of his past and the isolation of his present. Before the sun rises, he’ll either surrender his sanity to the wild thoughts inside his mind or learn that surviving can mean more than not dying.
I initially thought this one was a contemporary read, but I later found out it's actually paranormal. But I am not one to discriminate and I will read this book because seriously, how heartbreaking and beautiful and sad does it sound?

by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Sixteen-year-old Samantha D’Angelo has death on the brain. Her summer internship at the local newspaper has her writing obituaries instead of soaking up the sun at the beach. Between Shelby, Sam’s boy-crazy best friend; her boss Harry, a true-blue newspaper man; and AJ, her fellow “intern scum” (aka the cute drummer for a band called Love Gas), Sam has her hands full. But once she figures out what—or who—is the best part of her summer, will she mess it all up?

As Sam learns her way around both the news room and the real world, she starts to make some momentous realizations about politics, ethics, her family, romance, and most important—herself.


I am obsessed with this book synopsis because how awesome does Sam's job sound?!
Now add a story about growing up and family and ROMANCE. Oh dear, I'm sold!

(And then the unthinkable happened and I got offered an ARC!) 




  1. Charm & Strange sounds really sad and interesting! I couldn't tell by the synopsis that it was paranormal. It just sounds like something horrible was discovered and now he is thinking about suicide? Curious to know what paranormal element is happening!?
    What really happened, and who is to blame?
    That is what I want to know! Intrigued!
    Famous last words sound super cute. Summer internship, friendship, life, love, romance! Fun!
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  2. These both sound FANTASTIC. I've also been waiting on Charm & Strange, but Famous Last Words is new to me. Adding that to my Goodreads immediately :)

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  3. Charm & Strange sounds incredible! I will definitely be checking it out once it's released. Famous Last Words sounds like a really cute and fun read. Great picks!

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  4. I haven't heard of either of those, but they sound awesome! Great pick :)

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  5. Charm & Strange sounds really good and really interesting!It sounds kind of paranormal-y. Great picks!
    New follower! :)

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

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  6. I think I would like to read both of these. I hadn't heard of Famous Last Words but it sounds just like my kind of book!


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