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Waiting on Wednesday: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Expected Release Date: September 10, 2013

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction?

(summary via Goodreads)

I’m a pretty big fan of Rainbow Rowell’s work, and this one looks to be just as great.  I love the idea of fan fiction as fodder for actual fiction, and Rowell has proven herself to be an author to watch.  It’s older YA, it’s Rainbow Rowell, and it the cover is super great (and looks like it was done by Noelle from GingerHaze?)  Why wouldn’t I be dying to get my hands on this one?

What are you waiting on this week?


8 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

  1. I’ve never read anything by this author but I’m intrigued by the concept of fan fiction being the basis of the actual fiction – this sounds like a fun summer like read. And the cover is really fun too.

    Here’s my WoW

    1. Nice! I was pretty sure I was right about the illustrator but got distracted and didn’t do the research. Thanks for looking it up and letting me know!

  2. So I started following your blog . . .probably a week ago, and I read as much on your blog as I could in the limited time I was given, and . . . I LOVE your blog!! Books and Movies being reviewed . . I find the way you review so great! I love how when I know I’m about to read something of yours. I can sit back, relax. Get the popcorn (so to speak.) Thanks for making such an enjoyable blog and for broading my horizons (so to speak) on books 🙂


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