Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: First & Then

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!


Emma Mills
Contemporary Young Adult
Releases October 13th from Henry Holt (Macmillan)

From Goodreads:

First impressions can be deceiving . . .

Devon has life pretty much figured out: she’s got her best friend Cas, her secret crush (also Cas), and her comfortable routine (mostly spent with Cas). New experiences: not welcome here. But as she enters her senior year, her parents take in her cousin Foster, an undersized weirdo who shows an unexpected talent for football, and star running back Ezra takes Foster under his wing. Devon can't figure out how she feels about Ezra. He's obviously stuck-up, but Foster adores him. Ezra has nothing to say to her, but he keeps seeking her out. And... Devon might actually like him. If only she can admit it to herself.

Funny, fresh, and layered, First and Then proves that change doesn't always tear things apart—sometimes, it brings them together.

First of all, this cover makes me happy. Yes, it's a design made up entirely of either rain or tears, neither of which has overwhelmingly positive connotations, but it's so simple and colorful that I want to blow it up to poster size and hang it on my wall for when I need a little visual pick me up:) Also? I'm getting an antagonistic relationship vibe from the blurb which would have sold me on this one if the cover hadn't already taken care of that. I LOVE romances that start out a bit rocky, and I can't wait to see how Devon's opinion of Ezra changes over time.

22 comments:

  1. Great Pick!! this sound like a great book :D

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  2. oh what a sweet cover! thanks for sharing!

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  3. I was going to say pretty much the same thing about the cover. I love the watercolor. And yes, this sounds like a lot of fun.

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  4. That cover looks familiar, something..hm

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  5. I adore that cover, with all the colours and the hand drawn/coloured sort of feel! Very much poster like has you've said Jenny!

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  6. That's a new to me one! Pretty cover though! Hope you love it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. Awesome pick, Jenny! This is new to me, so thanks for putting it on my radar. I love relationships that start off rocky as well...definitely adding this one to my TBR list too. I love the cover as well!

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  8. I love this cover and I love the sound of the relationship that develops between Devon and Ezra! I'm intrigued.
    Wonderful pick!

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  9. I agree, I am loving that cover! Makes me want to read it for that alone.
    Great pick Jenny!

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  10. I agree completely about the cover, it's eye-catching and warm somehow, even if they are tears or raindrops or whatever. I'm all for reading this.

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  11. Oh I love the sound of this one...especially about first impressions they always get me in YA novels. Thanks for putting this on my radar, Jenny.

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  12. I'm definitely game for this book, Jenny. I've been on a roll with contemporaries. The cover is absolutely adorable too.

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  13. I'm definitely interested in this book! I love the cover, it sounds great and it's got football. I'm in! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

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  14. I really like this cover too! It's a happy cover. And the story sounds fantastic!

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  15. I like the cover too. Yes, it does seem happy despite the rain (or tears). Hm... now you have me curious too!

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  16. This cover is so pretty! I love the sound of this and I'm adding it to my TBR right now!

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  17. That is a gorgeous cover, and the book sounds pretty as well. :D

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  18. Such a lovely cover! Rain or tears, or both. I hope you get the romance you want, Jenny. I love a good antagonistic one as well :)

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  19. Ooh I absolutely LOVE that cover! (Of course I immediately assumed you designed it, but then I read your post :D). I hadn't heard of this, but I like the sound of it!

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  20. A gorgeous cover indeed. Love the watercolors and the tears/rain.

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