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Waiting on Wednesday: Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell

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:

Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell

Expected Release Date: October 1, 2013

Rebecca Blue is a rebel with an attitude whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a soon-to-be dead girl. Rebel (as she’s known) decides to complete the dead girl’s bucket list to prove that choice, not chance, controls her fate. In doing so, she unexpectedly opens her mind and heart to a world she once dismissed—a world of friendships, family, and faith. With a shaken sense of self, she must reevaluate her loner philosophy—particularly when she falls for Nate, the golden boy do-gooder who never looks out for himself. Perfect for fans of Jay Asher’s blockbuster hit Thirteen Reasons Why, Coriell’s second novel features her sharp, engaging voice along with realistic drama and unforgettable characters.

(Summary via Goodreads)

Setting aside the fact that the book’s comparison to Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why sets my teeth on edge (I’m willing to bet the books have nothing in common except a dead girl and a list of sorts), I still can’t wait to read this one.  The concept of fulfilling someone else’s bucket list is intriguing, and I enjoyed Coriell’s debut last year (it was quirky and full of promise).  I think Coriell’s a fresh voice on the YA scene, and I can’t wait to read this one come October and see her deliver on that promise.

What are you waiting on this week?


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