Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (15)

New Girl
by Paige Harbison
Harlequen Teen Paperback
ISBN 978037210428
304 pages
Release Date: January 31, 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads


I hadn't wanted to go, but my parents were so excited…. So here I am, the new girl at Manderley, a true fish out of water. But mine's not the name on everyone's lips. Oh, no. 

It's Becca Normandy they can't stop talking about. Perfect, beautiful Becca. She went missing at the end of last year, leaving a spot open at Manderley-the spot that I got. And everyone acts like it's my fault that infallible, beloved Becca is gone and has been replaced by not perfect, completely fallible, unknown Me. 

Then, there's the name on my lips-Max Holloway. Becca's ex. The one boy I should avoid, but can't. Thing is, it seems like he wants me, too. But the memory of Becca is always between us. And as much I'm starting to like it at Manderley, I can't help but think she's out there, somewhere, watching me take her place. 

Waiting to take it back.

Available for Pre-Order 
Why I am waiting....
I confess. I was attracted to the beautiful cover. But once I read the synopsis, I saw it is an interesting read, even without the cover!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating!


  1. This looks interesting. I like that the cover is interesting looking.

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  2. Oh I like that -- you're right, the cover is cool, but a very intriguing blurb!

    Thanks for the spotlight on it :-)


  3. Very tempting! Thanks for sharing...and I love that cover and blurb.

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  4. Wow, it does seem interesting. How creepy would it be to have a maybe-dead girl watching you take her life? Seems like a great thriller. I also like the cover. Great pick!

    Thanks for commenting on ours!

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  5. Great Wow! I hadn't heard of this one before.... :-)

  6. I have this on my TBR list too it sounds wonderful! Awesome pick!

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  7. this one looks great!

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  8. Hi, Isl!

    Thanks for commenting on my WOW post today! I greatly appreciate it!

    This is a very interesting pick, because it happens to be a YA version of an adult novel, titled "Rebecca". In that book, whose author is Daphne Du Maurier, a widower named Max de Winter marries a young girl, and they go live in his mansion, which is called "Manderley". The young girl's name is never mentioned in the novel -- why, I don't know. Rebecca, the first Mrs. de Winter, disappeared very mysteriously. The second Mrs. de Winter feels inferior to this Rebecca. She thinks that everyone is always comparing her to the first Mrs. de Winter, and that Max still loves her.

    You know, this is like when they make a new version of an old movie...this book, "New Girl" has a plot that teens can relate to, but it's still very similar to the original novel, which was first published in 1938, and is a great classic! It was made into an equally classic 1940's movie.

    Here's the Goodreads link to "Rebecca", by Daphne du Maurier. By the way, this is one of my very favorite books!! One more thing: the author was influenced by "Jane Eyre", written by Charlotte Bronte.

    This is a great choice! I'd love to read it so I can compare the two novels!

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  9. Hi, again!

    Thanks for commenting back on my blog!

    You're very welcome for the info! I hope you get to read this book soon, and that your niece will also read it. Then you can read the original, so that the two of you can sit down and discuss the differences and similarities between both books.

    By the way, I'm following you now! Have a GREAT day!! : )

  10. The cover looks awesome! It's very pretty! The story sounds very interesting! I will tell my friend to put it on her To Be Read list since she likes this kind of book. Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

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