Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Waiting on Windfall

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


By: Jennifer E Smith

Expected Publication: May 2nd 2017 by Delacorte Press

432 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

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Goodreads description--Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined . . . and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.

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


  1. This is the second place I've seen this book today and I have no clue why it's taken so long but I must read this!!! Great pick :)

  2. I just got an email about this one! I'd not heard of it before... probably because I'd not heard of the author before. *hides* I'm definitely going to give it a shot because it sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week, Sandy. =)

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  3. I have this on my tbr, also. I can't wait to read it.
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  4. My review of this one is going up on Thursday. I hope you were able to get this for review as it was available through either NetGalley or Edelweiss (I can't remember which). Thanks for stopping by Kristin!

  5. Don't worry about not being familiar with the author. She's fairly popular for YA contemporary, but I know that's not your favorite genre. But that being said, I've been disappointed by the two other books by her that I've read. This one ended up being my favorite that I've read by her, but still didn't love it. Thanks for stopping by Alyssa!

  6. Thanks for stopping by Sandra! I'm sorry I'm so far behind on responding to comments!