August 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #29

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where you share an upcoming release that you're anticipating on reading.

Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt 
Expected Publication: January 15, 2013
From an extraordinary new YA talent comes a debut novel about a girl who turns to boys—until she finally learns to lean on herself.

Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now her mom is gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, bringing home the next stepfather. Anna is left on her own—until she discovers that she can make boys her family. From Desmond to Joey, Todd to Sam, Anna learns that if you give boys what they want, you can get what you need. But the price is high—the other kids make fun of her; the girls call her a slut. Anna's new friend, Toy, seems to have found a way around the loneliness, but Toy has her own secrets that even Anna can't know.
Then comes Sam. When Anna actually meets a boy who is more than just useful, whose family eats dinner together, laughs, and tells stories, the truth about love becomes clear. And she finally learns how it feels to have something to lose—and something to offer. Real, shocking, uplifting, and stunningly lyrical, Uses for Boys is a story of breaking down and growing up.

Why I'm Waiting?

1. Cover
It rocks my world and more. It's simple, yet sexy and sweet and it just makes me want to grab the book and just devour it whole. 

2. Premise
It's nothing I've ever encountered. Instead of the boy using girls, its the girl using boys. That along caught my attention and I knew, just knew, that I must must must read this book. 

3. Love Story
I love a good romance like the next hopeless romantic and this one is so up my alley. I have a feeling I'll be falling in love with Sam alongside Anna <3

4. Girl and Boy.
Troubled girl meets Good Boy = yessss please.

What are you waiting on?


  1. Yes! I featured this one awhile ago. The cover is pretty and sweet. And I love the idea that it is the girl using guys for once. Switches things up! LOL
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  2. I love the idea of a promiscuous girl that changes for a boy, and the cover is absolutely gorgeous! This one sounds great :)

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  3. This sounds like a great read, you had me with the cover!! Fab title.

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  4. Great pick... I want this so badly. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  5. I am really looking forward to this one! And the cover is so cute! :)
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  6. Love the cover! And the summary sounds interesting. Great pick!
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  7. This sounds really good! I love that it says that she learns to stand on her own. I LOVE it when girls don't have to rely on guys XD

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  8. Completely agree that this is something that I haven't heard of. Please check out my WoW!

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  9. Hmm.. so I'm seing this one a lot today! lol Looks good! :D
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  10. I've been seeing this one quite a lot today and it sounds amazing. I'm really looking forward to reading it when it comes out. Great pick!
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  11. Awww! This sounds like a really good book!!
    And that cover! XD

    I'm going to have to add this one to my TBR pile!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Magen Corrie
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  12. Pretty cover :)

  13. Serious love for this cover. Like almost a buy just because of that factor but I really like how this one sounds. Been loving the contemporary books lately! If you get a moment here is <a href=">My WoW</a>


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