Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #3

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine that spotlights an upcoming release that you are anticipating.
This week, I’m most anticipating Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen.


Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen  

Publish Date: May 5th 2015     
       
Genres: Contemporary









What is Saint Anything about?

Peyton, Sydney's charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion's share of their parents' attention and—lately—concern. When Peyton's increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident?

Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends, and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac, gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.

The uber-popular Sarah Dessen explores her signature themes of family, self-discovery, and change in her twelfth novel, sure to delight her legions of fans.

Why am I waiting for Saint Anything?

Sarah Dessen’s books were probably the first YA Contemporary novels I’d ever read.  I just have a special place for them.  I love Sarah Dessen’s writing – she makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  However, Sarah Dessen’s books still always have strong messages that really leave you thinking.  You get so absorbed and invested in the story and characters. All of her main characters always go through so much character development over the course of the novel.  Her books leave you with a satisfied and content feeling, and I have no doubt that Saint Anything will do the same.


What are you waiting for?  Have you read any Sarah Dessen books?  Have you read Saint Anything yet?

16 comments:

  1. This one sounds like a book that I could invest in, seriously. I haven't read anything by Sarah Dessen. I do hope that you love it.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. You should definitely check it out. Thank you!

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  2. I have never read this author but heard a lot of good things about her. I hope you enjoy it once you get it. :)

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  3. new to me but sounds like a great pick and hope you get to read it soon.

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    1. Thank you! If you like contemporary YA, you should definitely check out Sarah Dessen.

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  4. I love Sarah Dessen and I CAN'T WAIT to read this! It feels like it's been forever since she's had a book come out. Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

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    1. Me too! I feel like not enough people have read her books. And you're right - it has been forever since she's had a book out. Thanks :) I hope we both like it!

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  5. I read an ARC earlier this month and have a non-spoiler review on my blog. I have never read any Dessen before this but quite enjoyed it. I can imagine if you are a fan of hers already, you will love this. At least you don't have long to wait.

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    1. Awesome - I'll definitely check it out! I'm glad you liked it. I'm sure I'll really love this one and I can't wait to read it. Yes - it's coming out very soon.

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  6. You said it perfectly! Sarah Dessen will always be one of my favourite authors! Everything she puts out always gets me thinking on a deeper level and I love it!
    The Book BloggityBLOG

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    1. Thank you :)
      She really makes you think about deeper issues, but not in a way that seems preachy or too obvious. I don't know how she manages to do it again and again!

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  7. I believe I have read two novels by Sarah Dessen and liked both of them, totally agree that they always leave you content and thinking about the moral of the story. I've seen this one around and am definitely interested in it. Hope you get to read it soon!

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    1. Yes - that's what I really love about her books. I hope you decide to pick this one up! Thank you :)

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  8. I read an ARC of this book and really enjoyed it, I hope you do too :-)

    A nice WoW! Sharon – Obsession with Books

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    1. Awesome! Glad you liked it!
      Thanks <3

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