Waiting on Wednesday: New Girl

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week, I am eagerly waiting on:

New Girl by Paige Harbison
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Publication Date: 01.31.2012

I hadn't wanted to go, but my parents were so excited…. So here I am, the new girl at Manderley, a true fish out of water. But mine's not the name on everyone's lips. Oh, no.

It's Becca Normandy they can't stop talking about. Perfect, beautiful Becca. She went missing at the end of last year, leaving a spot open at Manderley-the spot that I got. And everyone acts like it's my fault that infallible, beloved Becca is gone and has been replaced by not perfect, completely fallible, unknown Me.

Then, there's the name on my lips-Max Holloway. Becca's ex. The one boy I should avoid, but can't. Thing is, it seems like he wants me, too. But the memory of Becca is always between us. And as much I'm starting to like it at Manderley, I can't help but think she's out there, somewhere, watching me take her place.

Waiting to take it back.

I must admit that this sounded a bit cliche, and I wasn't really hooked...right up until the last sentence.  For that sentence alone, I am anxious to read this book. I have to know what Becca is going to do, and how the main character will react. It sounds like something creepy, scary, or weird might happen...which is exactly what I love to find in books.

What are you waiting on?

Also, if you have a moment, stop by over at Pure Imagination, where Lori is featuring my Twilight Foreign Cover Friday post, in honor of Breaking Dawn's release!


  1. Great pick! I enjoyed Paige Harbison's debut, Here Lies Bridget, and I'm looking forward on her upcoming books and this one sounds good.

    Check out my WoW pick for this week!

  2. Ooh, you're definitely right about that last sentence! So intriguing! I'll definitely have to keep an eye out for this one. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW

  3. I love the play on DuMaurier's Rebecca! This is definitely going on my wishlist.

    My WoW this week

  4. I like the cover! The book sounds very interesting! I've seen it a few times now. Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

    New follower!!

    Books For All Seasons

  5. LOL! This is my pick this week, too! Hope we BOTH enjoy it!
    My WoW!

  6. oOOh this one sounds great!!! I love it!!

    Xpresso Reads

  7. Sounds like a great book. It's been on my TBR list since last week and I cant wait until it comes out!! Check out mine here

  8. This was my pick for last week's WoW and I'm dying to read it. That last sentence!! Argh, sooo excited. :D Great pick!

    Fictional Distraction

  9. Hmm sounds like a cool mystery :D Great pick!
    Amy's WoW

  10. This looks so good! The cover is great. I'm totally adding it to Goodreads :)

    My WoW

  11. I'm waiting on this one as well. I featured it a few weeks ago, it sounds pretty good, huh? The cover reminds me of Imaginary Girls quite a bit. Great pick, Penelope!

  12. I'm diggin' the rising trend in underwater YA covers. Very eye-catching. This one's new to me; thanks for sharing!

    My WOW

  13. good choice, enjoy!


  14. You're right! It doesn't seem too interesting but that last sentence really hooked me. Now I'm super intrigued!

    Julia @ That Hapa Chick

  15. this looks really good!

    here are my WOW picks. stop by?!?!

  16. You're right about the last sentence, got hooked right away! Here's my WOW!


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