Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (10)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I haven't done one of these bad boys for a few weeks and I internally reprimanded myself. WoW is definitely one of my favorite features to lurk upon and to participate in.

This week's WoW features RIVAL by Sara Bennett-Wealer. A couple of my blogger friends, Tara at Hobbitsies and Melanie at Reclusive Bibliophile, have simply raved about this book. Honestly, I don't even know exactly what it's about because I can never get past gawking at and drooling over that cover. You'd think it'd have some delicious specimen upon it. Nah. Just a piano. And a flower. And some detached petals.

Hang on, I'm going to read the summary now..... wait for it.

OMG. SINGING?! YES! I am so effing stoked right now, because singing is something I enjoy doing very much. In the car. To my husband. To my cats. To whomever and wherever. I am 1000x more excited about this book now.

Here's the summary so you can squee, too!

Meet Brooke: Popular, powerful and hating every minute of it, she’s the “It” girl at Douglas High in Lake Champion, Minnesota. Her real ambition? Using her operatic mezzo as a ticket back to NYC, where her family lived before her dad ran off with an up and coming male movie star.

Now meet Kathryn: An overachieving soprano with an underachieving savings account, she’s been a leper ever since Brooke punched her at a party junior year. For Kath, music is the key to a much-needed college scholarship.

The stage is set for a high-stakes duet between the two seniors as they prepare for the prestigious Blackmore competition. Brooke and Kathryn work toward the Blackmore with eyes not just on first prize but on one another, each still stinging from a past that started with friendship and ended in betrayal. With competition day nearing, Brooke dreams of escaping the in-crowd for life as a professional singer, but her scheming BFF Chloe has other plans. And when Kathryn gets an unlikely invitation to Homecoming, she suspects Brooke of trying to sabotage her with one last public humiliation.

As pressures mount, Brooke starts to sense that the person she hates most might just be the best friend she ever had. But Kathryn has a decision to make. Can she forgive? Or are some rivalries for life?

Rival will be published February 15, 2011 by HarperTeen.


  1. I simply can't wait for this book! I actually won a copy the other day, and am dying to start it! I absolutely adore singing and music, so I am so excited for Rival!

  2. I'm looking forward to Rival too... sounds really good! Popularity, singing and a bit of rivalry... should be entertaining. :)

  3. This one sounds so good. I'm going to read it for the Contemps challenge, but I think I would pick it up anyway.

  4. I've been seeing this one around the blogosphere a lot lately....great pick! I definitely have this one on my TBR list as well.

  5. I added this book to my to-read list on goodreads a few weeks back. Great pick!

  6. I lurve the cover - so simple but so pretty!

  7. This one sounds great! I don't think I have it on my list for Debut authors but I'll definitely be adding it. Great pick!

  8. Love the cover, though I'm not sure if it's for me haha crazy, right? Great choice though! :)

  9. I love the cover of this but like Melissa said I don't know if it is for me. The synopsis reminds me of what I feel like Pretty Little Liars is and I can't read those. I'm guessing this is one of those books I'll keep for when I need a change up.

    Great pick- I'll be jotting this one down for when I'm ready to travel down a path I usually don't.

  10. I've seen this book floating around the blogosphere quite a bit. I'm going to have to check it out!