Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Waiting on Golden

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


By: Jessi Kirby

Expected Publication: May 14th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

288 pages

( Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Depository )

Goodreads description--Love, tragedy, and mystery converge in this compelling novel from “an author to watch” (Booklist).

Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance.

Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz are remembered as the golden couple of Summit Lakes High—perfect in every way, meant to be together forever. But Julianna’s journal tells a different story—one of doubts about Shane and a forbidden romance with an older, artistic guy. These are the secrets that were swept away with her the night that Shane’s jeep plunged into an icy river, leaving behind a grieving town and no bodies to bury.

Reading Julianna’s journal gives Parker the courage to start to really live—and it also gives her reasons to question what really happened the night of the accident. Armed with clues from the past, Parker enlists the help of her best friend, Kat, and Trevor, her longtime crush, to track down some leads. The mystery ends up taking Parker places that she never could have imagined. And she soon finds that taking the road less traveled makes all the difference.

I love the Robert Frost poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay," so this sounds right up my alley!

What are you waiting on this week? Let me know!


  1. This one definitely sounds interesting! Already adding it to my wishlist. And thanks so much for stopping by my blog! =)

  2. Great pick!


  3. I'm a huge fan of Jessi Kirby and am giving this one away on the blog on Friday!
    thanks for stopping by!

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

  4. OH, I loved this one beyond words. I can't wait to see what you think of it! I hope you like it.