This is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating! 🙂
For this weeks feature, I decided to go with a title by one of my all time favorite authors. I’m well aware of the fact that I should practically sound like a broken record by now, considering the number of times I’ve admitted that I’m a romantic, but… well. I’m a romantic! Who knew. And because I adore the romance in Gayle Forman books, I’m featuring the companion to her book Just One Day. I have nothing against Lulu, and although I had to struggle to like her for most of the novel, I think it’s great that Forman allowed me to keep an open mind and truly see the characters evolving, because they did.
On the flip side however, Just One Year is told from Willem’s perspective, and because I think he is just so adorbs, I’m going to admit that I am way more excited for this one than I was for its predecessor. Willem’s story and personality resonated with me quite well, and because he looks a helluva lot like, or might even be, Diego Boneta as seen on the covers ( he was in about 5 episodes of Pretty Little Liars, and I don’t care because he’s CHARMING) I am emphasizing my capital A anticipation for this book. October, don’t you bring me down.
Author: Gayle Forman
Expected Publication: October 15, 2013
Publisher: Dutton Children’s
Description: 384 pages, Young Adult Fiction
Can you fall in love in just one day? Can you become a new person? How about in just one year? Sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey and easygoing actor Willem De Ruiter are about to find out against a guidebook-worthy array of foreign backdrops. Equal parts romance, coming-of-age-tale, mystery and travel romp (with settings that span from England’s Stratford upon Avon to Paris to Amsterdam to India’s Bollywood) Just one Day and Just one Year show how in looking for someone else, you just might wind up finding yourself.