Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

Waiting on Wednesday is here! Yaaaaaaay. (Although I seriously wish it was Friday).  WoW is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and every week a huge group of book bloggers share what books they just can't wait to get their hands on. This week my pick reflects my growing acceptance of contemporary YA fiction, something I NEVER would have thought I liked before we started YAF and WS. But I no longer sniff disdainfully at it! How could you not love the sound of Meant to Be by 
Meant to BeMeant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question. 

It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").

But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.

Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be (Good Reads).

This book sounds quirky and pretty great. Pocket Shakespeares (It seems I have a thing for books playing with Shakespeare plays)! Gasps! I like the tone already. Not to mention it reminds me of a couple Meg Ryan movies, so I am clearly envisioning a London-set, teenage You've Got Mail. YES! Share your WoW!


  1. This is an interesting cover, and the book sounds interesting, too. Hope you enjoy!
    My WoW!

  2. I love falling for the wrong guy... in books. :)

  3. This sounds adorable! Very much like another retelling of Pygmalion - and there is NOTHING wrong with that. HAven't read or seen a re-telling that I didn't love :-) Thanks for sharing. Definitely adding this to my wish list!


  4. Love the cover. It sounds really good. Great pick!

    My WOW


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