Waiting on Wednesday (50): When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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Simon Pulse | May 30, 2017

A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

This book has been talked about EVERYWHERE and it looks so freaking amazing! I know I’m going to go into it with such high hopes, so I’ll be sure to come down to earth once I finally do sit down to read it, but how awesome does it sound? I love that it has to do with two kids who arranged to be married by their parents. It’s such a unique concept in YA books these days that I’m just so intrigued!

What are you waiting for? 

Waiting on Wednesday (49): Missing by Kelley Armstrong

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Crown Books For Young Readers | April 18, 2017

The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve’s End is that soon she’ll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There’s nothing for them there but abandoned mines and empty futures. They’re better off taking a chance elsewhere.

The only thing Winter will miss is the woods. Her only refuge. At least it was. Until the day she found Lennon left for dead, bleeding in a tree.

But now Lennon is gone too. And he has Winter questioning what she once thought was true. What if nobody left at all? What if they’re all missing?

Kelley Armstrong is freaking BRILLIANT when it comes to crafting stories and the more I read of her books, the more I want to read – the more I NEED in my life. This is one of three books she has coming out this year and it looks so good! If it’s anything like some of her other YA standalones (like The Masked Truth), it’s going to be one hell of a thrill ride. I’ll definitely be buying it and reading it immediately once it’s out!

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Waiting on Wednesday (48): I See You by Claire Mackintosh

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Berkley Books | February 21, 2017

Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her…

It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her; a grainy photo along with a phone number and a listing for a website called FindTheOne.com.

Other women begin appearing in the same ad, a different one every day, and Zoe realizes they’ve become the victims of increasingly violent crimes—including murder. With the help of a determined cop, she uncovers the ad’s twisted purpose…A discovery that turns her paranoia into full-blown panic. Zoe is sure that someone close to her has set her up as the next target.

And now that man on the train—the one smiling at Zoe from across the car—could be more than just a friendly stranger. He could be someone who has deliberately chosen her and is ready to make his next move…

I am SO excited about this book. Claire Mackintosh’s debut novel, I Let You Go, had me right from the first page and I loved it so much (even though it was horrifying and extremely intense) that I just might have to buy this book when it’s released, even though I’m trying to not buy books this year. I just know I’m going to love this one and need it on my shelf! Claire Mackintosh definitely writes a mean thriller!

What are you waiting for?