Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Waiting on Wednesday...PURITY!
The lovely Jill (a fellow Alabamian!) over at Breaking the Spine created the Waiting on Wednesday meme for us bloggers to showcase books we're waiting on.
Today's WoW selection is a good one, and my first contemp pick of 2012! The cover was just revealed last week, and its beautiful simplicity makes me wanna read it almost as much as the awesome synopsis. Please, be sure to rush to your Goodreads TBR lists and add...
by Jackson Pearce
pub date 4/24/2012 (same as mine!!)
product description from goodreads.com
Hours before her mother died, Shelby promised her three things-- to listen to her father, to live life without restraint, and to love whenever possible.
Those promises were easy to keep when she was younger, but things get tricky when she turns sixteen. Shelby's still-grieving father joins a committee at their church to host a Princess Ball-- a dance where young women pledge their purity (namely, their virginity) to their father's safekeeping until they marry.
But Shelby has a Life List-- things she wants to do, to live without restraint like she promised her mother-- and getting married young isn't on it. Waiting until she's thirty to have her first time isn't on it either. But how is she supposed to keep her promise to listen to her father if she refuses to pledge? By exploiting a loophole- by losing her virginity before the Ball.
She and her best friend Jonas make a list of potential partners, but somewhere in-between failed attempts at losing her virginity, trying to answer some lingering questions about God, and planning the Ball with her Dad, Shelby starts to understand what her mother really meant, what her father really needs, and who really has the right to her PURITY.
Seriously, I am in love with that synopsis! It sounds so different and interesting, and I know that it's gonna be a superbly written book, just like all of Ms. Pearce's work! Be sure to pick up a copy when it releases on April 24th...and if you want, pick up a copy of my book, BLOOD BORN, which debuts that day, too! :)