Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #24: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but ones that you should pre-order today! This week's book that I am anxiously awaiting is:

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It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because she thought he’d understand since he died young just like her sister, May, did. Soon Laurel is writing letters to lots of dead people—Janis Joplin, Amy Winhouse, Ameilia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more—although she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about what it’s like going to a new school, meeting new friends, falling in love for the first time, how her family splinters apart after May dies. She even writes about the abuse she suffered—while May was supposed to be looking out for her. Only then, once Laurel has written down the truth about what happened to herself, can she truly begin to accept what happened to May, and to see her as the person she was: lovely and amazing and deeply flawed.

Trained as a poet at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Ava Dellaira brings a lyrical, haunting beauty to her prose.
 
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Why I can't wait: First look at the cover I really love it. Second the synopsis looks really great. Maybe a little dark, but I'm pretty sure that I'll love this book.
 
Publication date: April 1st 2014
 
What's your pick this week? Link me up!
 

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12 comments:

  1. Who wouldn't want to read a book with this title and cover. Let's face it you must be intrigued. I for sure am. I hope you'll get to read this one soon :)

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

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    1. I definitely am, can't wait to get my hands on this one.

      Thanks for stopping by Tanja!

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  2. I love the cover and the title just pulls me in. The concept is really interesting as well :)

    my WOW: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/waiting-wednesday-alienated/

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    1. Those two things are what caught my eye! :)

      Thanks for stopping by Olena!

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  3. I saw this somewhere the other day and am so excited for it! It sounds soooo good!

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    1. I hope you'll love it when you get it!

      Thanks for stopping by Leslie!

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  4. Awesome choice, I'll be sure to add it to my TBR list. ;D

    By the way, we are giving away a SIGNED copy of Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz & Michael Johnston! Make sure to stop by and enter! :)

    Waiting on Wednesday
    Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

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    1. I hope you'll love it! :D Thanks for stopping by Andy!

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  5. This is the first I've heard of this book and I'm bummed the release date is SO far away! It looks like it could be an amazing book and the cover is so pretty!

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    1. It is such a long time to wait but it will be worth it! :)

      Thanks for stopping by Jenna!

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