"Waiting On" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
What I'm "Waiting On" this week...
I'M NOT HER by Janet Gurtler
Release Date: April 1st, 2011 by Sourcebooks Fire
Synopsis from Goodreads
“For the first time in my life, I didn’t feel envy…”
Tess is the exact opposite of her beautiful, athletic sister. And that’s okay. Kristina is the sporty one, Tess is the smart one, and they each have their place. Until Kristina is diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly Tess is the center of the popular crowd, everyone eager for updates. There are senior boys flirting with her. Yet the smiles of her picture-perfect family are cracking and her sister could be dying. Now Tess has to fill a new role: the strong one. Because if she doesn’t hold it together, who will?
FORGOTTEN by Cat Patrick
Release Date: June 7th, 2011 by Little Brown Books
Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.
I'm Not Her is being pitched as a teen version of My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, which is one of my absolute favorite books. I am very eager to read this one and find out for myself, it sounds like its going to be very emotional! Forgotten sounds like its going to be an unforgettable novel, sorry I couldn't resist. The premise reminds me a bit of the movie Memento, which I loved, add in some disturbing visions and I'm completely on board! On a side note, I've seen some of the International cover to Forgotten, but I really adore the simplicity and beauty of the US cover.
What are you "Waiting On"?