Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (49): Illuminated

Time for the"Waiting On Wednesday" weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Waiting on Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
 Illuminated by Erica Orloff
To Be Published: December 8th 2011 by Speak 
An epic romance full of mysteries that transcend time—fans of Romeo and Juliet and The Time Traveler’s Wife will rejoice!

Some loves are not made to last . . . Like Romeo and Juliet, Heloise and Abelard were doomed from the start, and their romance was destined to pass into history. Yet when sixteen-year-old Callie Martin discovers a diary hidden within an antique book, their story—and hers—takes on another life. For the diary leads Callie to the brilliant and handsome August, who is just as mysterious as the secret the diary hides. Their attraction is undeniable. As the two hunt down the truth behind the diary—and that of Heloise and Abelard’s ancient romance—their romance becomes all-consuming. But Callie knows it can’t last . . . love never does. Will their love that burns as bright as a shooting star flame out, or will these star-crossed lovers be able to defy history?
I am not going to lie - the first thing that attracted me to this book was the cover. But that is what awesome covers are supposed to do, right?! I love it - with the close up views and the shimmer! But then I read the synopsis and thought - hey I like Rome and Juliet (despite the tragedy) and I loved The Time Travelers Wife (tear-jerker much?!) so I just might love this one too!  It sounds like a good YA romance with some twists. I just can't resist star-crossed lovers
Also, did you know that Penguin is giving away a copy of this book right now on Goodreads?  Go here for more details! The giveaway ends on  Dec 20th.


I Read Banned Books said...

Girls will be running to this for the cover alone!


Bookworm1858 said...

The cover interested me first too; but it seems a little more romantic than most YA like intensely, all consuming romance so that could be worth checking out.

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

Great choice! Not that much longer until the release date :-)


Vicky said...

Oh, great choice! I'm a fellow cover lover and I love this one! :o) I like Romeo & Juliet as well so I might add this to my wishlist too. Thanks for sharing!

Too bad I can't enter the giveaway :(

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Barbara said...

I want this one. I do not want to wait a week for this one. :D I had it on my wishlist and then I signed up for some Secret Santa stuff and now I'm afraid to buy it. Waaaah. lol

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Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Gorgeous cover!

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Alisa said...

Oooh, the cover is gorgeous. It may make it to my TBR just because of that! It does sound interesting though. Great pick.

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