Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Heather Demetrios is one of my favorite authors. Her debut novel Something Real was amazing. And her sophomore novel Exquisite Captive sounds unlike anything I've read before so I have high expectations and high hopes. I'll Meet You There sounds like my kind of read and I know it's going to be awesome.

If seventeen-year-old Skyler Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage-months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.

Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings them together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.

Gritty, romantic, and ultimately hopeful, I'll Meet You There explores the complicated lives of an unforgettable cast of characters. This is the story of teens outside the picket fence. It doesn’t soften the edges of adolescence or the individual consequences of war; it’s life on the fringes—maddening, weirdly endearing…and completely screwed up.


I'll Meet You There will be released on February 3, 2014. Click on the cover to go to the book's Goodreads page.



What book(s) do you "covet" this week?
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"Books I Covet" is a weekly or bi-weekly blog post series we do here on Wednesdays. It will feature books we are very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is basically the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, but we just like the title "books we covet" better. We will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. 

9 comments:

  1. First off, I love the cover and I love the fact that the story features a "story of teens outside the picket fence. It doesn’t soften the edges of adolescence." Great Pick! :)

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  2. I love the sound of this one! Who hasn't dealt with the frustrations of life's unexpected twists and turns. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  3. This sounds like really good books. I like books that involve the military in some way so I'm definitely curious about it. Great pick!

    Janina
    My WoW!

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  4. Sounds good and hope you get to read it soon

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  5. I hadn't heard of this one before, but I loved Something Real. I will definitely have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing!!

    My WoW.

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  6. I have yet to read one of Heather's books, though I'm changing that with Exquisite Captive! I hope you enjoy this book when you read it :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  7. Something Real was really good and I'm excited to read more from Heather Demetrios as well. Great pick, Michelle!

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  8. Nena @ Nena's ReviewsJuly 31, 2014 at 7:05:00 AM PDT

    Oh my that book sounds like it's going to be a great one!, I need to put it on my list!, thanks! :)

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  9. Sounds interesting but I don't think it's my kind of read :D

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