Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Everything Beautiful Began After; Simon Van Booy

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine. Here's my pick for this week.....

Simon Van Booy
July 5, 2011 - Harper
(About the book)
Rebecca is young, lost, and beautiful. A gifted artist, she seeks solace and inspiration in the Mediterranean heat of Athens—trying to understand who she is and how she can love without fear.

George has come to Athens to learn ancient languages after growing up in New England boarding schools and Ivy League colleges. He has no close relationships with anyone and spends his days hunched over books or wandering the city in a drunken stupor.

Henry is in Athens to dig. An accomplished young archaeologist, he devotedly uncovers the city’s past as a way to escape his own, which holds a secret that not even his doting parents can talk about.

...And then, with a series of chance meetings, Rebecca, George, and Henry are suddenly in flight, their lives brighter and clearer than ever, as they fall headlong into a summer that will forever define them in the decades to come.

17 comments:

  1. I have this book from Netgalley. I can't wait to read it!

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  2. This does sound fantastic - and it's set in Greece? Sign me up for waiting on this book, too!

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  3. wow, intriguing!
    http://ratherbarefoot.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

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  4. From where do you unearth these gorgeous books!

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  5. Mystica...I usually find out about these books through publications such as Library Journal or Booklist.

    (This one does have my interest).

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  6. That's a good enough teaser to have me putting it on my list! Love the cover - I say that about half the books, but I love cover these days!

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  7. This sounds awesome!!

    Check out our WoW, and while your there don't miss out on a couple of great giveaways and events HERE, and HERE!!

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  8. This one is definitely on my list! Hopefully the city plays a big role in the novel. I think it would add such a great layer to an already intriguing sounding story.

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  9. Great title, cover, premise...I'm sold!

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  10. Sounds pretty interesting and the setting is wonderful!

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  11. Would love to read this one at some point. Great pick for today!

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  12. Oh yeah! Yet again you've found another one that sounds great! My wish list can't handle anymore. Lol.

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  13. oooh! This sounds wonderful! I love summer novels and it takes place in Greece? Even better! And the book sounds like it has multiple POVs. I love the way that enriches the characters. Thanks for sharing this!
    -Christina Reads YA

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  14. I love this author, and am awaiting this book with huge excitement :)
    I've just blogged about an ebook deal that the publisher has going to celebrate this release -- his earlier short stories for 1.99 each. Even if you don't usually like short stories, his are wonderful.

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  15. This one sounds good and I really like that cover!

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  16. Hi Diane,

    Added to my list as well, this sounds like a great intriguing story, set in a fantastic place, albeit by an author who is new to me, which makes it even more fun.
    I also love the cover art.

    Yvonne

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  17. Oooh, this screams intense summer read to me. The setting is irresistible.

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