Sep 7, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (11)


"Waiting On"  Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking  the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
 
This week I'm waiting on....
 
 
 
Don't Breathe a Word
by: Holly Cupala 
 
Here's the Goodreads blurb:
Joy Delamere is suffocating...

From asthma, which has nearly claimed her life. From her parents, who will do anything to keep that from happening. From delectably dangerous Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out.

Joy can take his words—tender words, cruel words—until the night they go too far.

Now, Joy will leave everything behind to find the one who has offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. She will become someone else. She will learn to survive. She will breathe…if only she can get to Creed before it’s too late.

Set against the gritty backdrop of Seattle’s streets and a cast of characters with secrets of their own, Holly Cupala’s powerful new novel explores the subtleties of abuse, the meaning of love, and how far a girl will go to discover her own strength.
 
 
Why I need to read this one:

As a longtime asthmatic, I will admit that is the first thing that caught my attention. I know - kinda strange, right? But I can complete relate to literally fighting for air, and I'm wondering how Holly Cupala writes this. And I love this idea that this novel is about a girl learning to find herself.
 
Don't Breathe a Word will be released 1.3.2011 by HarperTeen

9 comments:

  1. Great choice! sounds awesome :)

    My WoW: http://thebookfaerie.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

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  2. Hmmm... well that is interesting that you can relate to the main character in that way! I had this one as a WoW a little while back, and I am looking forward to it as well-- the cover is very eye-catching, and the story sounds like it'll be unique!

    You can see my WoW for this week at the link below-- Happy Reading!

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

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  3. REALLY excited about this one too.

    Here's our WoW

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  4. This sounds really good. I like the idea of comparing her life to having an asthma attack -- very interesting. Great pick!

    New follower! :)

    Alyssa
    Reader's Refuge

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  5. looks great!!


    here's my WOW, with lots of different YA covers that are super pretty :)
    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  6. I'm in LOVE with that cover. Seriously. And that she goes homeless? That's very cool.





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  7. I'll admit it.... the premise of the book is slightly confusing to me, but I really want to read it! Good Pick.

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