Wednesday 7 January 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (137)


This week I'm waiting for...
Emmy & Oliver
Release Date: June 23, 2015
“We stayed and looked and waited for Oliver to come back, as if our love was a beacon that he could use to light his way home, to crawl up the sides of the earth and back through his front door, his shirt tag still sticking up in the back. After a while, though, after years passed and pictures changed and false tips fell through, it started to feel like the beacon wasn’t for him anymore. It was for those of us left behind, something to cling to when you realized that scary things could happen, that villains didn’t only exist in books, that Oliver might never come home. Until one day, he did.”

When Oliver was seven years old, his father kidnapped him in a custody dispute, spiriting him across the country and away from his family and his best friend, Emmy. Ten years later, Oliver is found and returns home, reuniting him with Emmy once again. But is their story still meant to be? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?

This book is making my heart sing. I love a unique contemporary, and this one sounds like there is going to be some serious emotional flailing to be had! Emmy & Oliver. Gah, I can't wait to see what happens to these two characters in the story because the plot does seem very heavy with plenty of ways to explore the issues. June 2015 here I come!
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Have a good week,
Sam :D


  1. Oh wow! I'm definitely putting this one on my to-read shelf. It sounds like it's going to break my heart in two. Great choice.

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  2. I have seen this one around. It sounds really great. I want to read it. Nice pick! My WOW

  3. I am not sure how a love story will spring from a 7 year old friendship but the blurb at the top certainly has me intrigued.

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  4. Great choice, I want to read this one too!! Just requested it on NG

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  5. Ooo! I'm not too familiar with this one, but I *think* it's on Edelweiss? I'm not big on contemporary, but I hear Benway is a pretty great writer. I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Have a fabulous rest-of-the week :)

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  6. Ooh, this looks amazing! Awesome WoW pick!