Life update: college is hard. Ever since the start of my freshman year, I haven't had nearly as much time to schedule posts, comment on other blogs, or talk about books on Twitter. That's why I'm so glad I decided to participate in the occasional Waiting on Wednesday—it's a quick, easy, and fun way to spotlight books I want people to know about. And for my second post, I'm featuring a book that I'm so excited to read and that I hope lives up to my expectations.
Literally by Lucy Keating
Release: April 11, 2017 from HarperTeen
A girl realizes her life is being written for her in this unique, smart love story that is Stranger Than Fiction for fans of Stephanie Perkins.Literally sounds original, absorbing, and downright weird. In other words, it sounds like the perfect book for me. I can't remember the last time I read this sort of meta-fiction (I think the closest match would be Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, which I read four years ago), so I can't wait to see how Lucy Keating tackles this unusual setup.
Annabelle’s life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she’s writing a new novel—and Annabelle is the heroine.
It turns out, Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her.
But Annabelle doesn’t want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story—or will Lucy Keating have the last word?
The real Lucy Keating’s delightful contemporary romance blurs the line between reality and fiction, and is the perfect follow-up for readers who loved her debut Dreamology, which SLJ called, “a sweet, quirky romance with appealing characters.”
Plus, I'm a huge fan of the cover. I love the minimalist look and the clever illustration of a girl peeking out from behind a curtain of words, as if trying to escape the story that has been written for her. April seems so far away, but this book is sure to be worth the wait.
What are you excited for this Wednesday?