Wednesday, 20 August 2014

waiting on wednesday - i'll give you the sun

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is all about upcoming releases! This week's pick is... 

I'll Give You the Sun  by Jandy Nelson 
384 pages
Publisher: Dial 
Publication date: September 16, 2014

from Goodreads: 

A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell
Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and divisive ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as an unpredictable new mentor. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world. 
This radiant, fully alive, sometimes very funny novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

Why I'm Waiting: 
First of all, THAT COVER. Have you ever seen such beauty? I think not. It's absolutely stunning. Apart from the outside, I really love the fact that this is a sibling story, and a story with a gay main character - these are both things that we really don't get to see a ton of in the YA world, especially not together. I'm so excited to see what Jandy does with it. Also, I read The Sky is Everywhere a couple years ago and it was absolutely beautiful, so I have high hopes! I'm definitely going to buy a couple boxes of Kleenex in anticipation of this book. 

Let me know what you're looking forward to this fall! 

2 comments on "waiting on wednesday - i'll give you the sun "
  1. I do love the cover...and I have enjoyed books by John Green and Rainbow Rowell. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “LILA”

  2. Someone else just mentioned this today too, and I'm really digging the premise! Hope you enjoy it!!

    My WoW.