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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday (39): That Time I Joined The Circus


"Waiting On" Wednesday...is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm excitedly waiting on....

A music-obsessed, slightly snarky New York City girl, Lexi is on her own. After making a huge mistake—and facing a terrible tragedy— Lexi has no choice but to track down her long-absent mother. Rumor has it that Lexi’s mom is somewhere in Florida with a traveling circus.
When Lexi arrives at her new, three-ring reality, her mom isn’t there…but her destiny might be. Surrounded by tigers, elephants, and trapeze artists, Lexi finds some surprising friends and an even more surprising chance at true love. She even lucks into a spot as the circus’s fortune teller, reading tarot cards and making predictions.
But then Lexi’s ex-best friend from home shows up, and suddenly it’s Lexi’s own future that’s thrown into question… 
With humor, wisdom, and a dazzlingly fresh voice, this debut reminds us of the magic of circus tents, city lights, first kisses, last heartaches, and the importance of an excellent playlist.

That Time I Joined The Circus
J.J. Howard
2013
Scholastic
That Time I Joined The Circus

Like many children, I often declared that I was gonna join the circus when I was a kid...honestly, even as an adult there are times when life just becomes Too Much and I want to scream " Screw it! I'm running away to the circus!". So, when I saw the synopsis of this book I just knew I had to read it. I cannot wait to join Lexi on her journey!

Plus, I'm in love with that gorgeous cover!!! I just want to reach through my computer screen and pet it ;-)

What are you waiting on this week?!


13 comments:

Randi M said...

I'm definitely putting this one on my to-read list! Snarky heroine + circus setting? I'm in! Great pick. :)

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theflutterbyroom.com said...

The cover is gorgous and the blurb... I want to read this now!!!!!
Thanks for highlighting it.

Melanie McCullough said...

Added to my TBR pile. I hadn't heard of this one and it sounds amazing!

MåїÐ»-(¯`v´¯)-» said...

This looks amazing! And the cover is gorgeous! Awesome pick! Thanks for sharing! :D Adding this to my TBR list!

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~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

Maria said...

Great choice - looks like a fun book.

I wanted to add it to my wishlist but it's not on Amazon yet:(

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Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

This one sounds cute and quirky! I might have to keep an eye out for it! :)

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Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

Hahahahah what?! This sounds awesome!!! I will definitely have to pick it up when the time comes :D Thanks for sharing :)

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Jennifer said...

I love circus-themed books too! I have got to check this one out now. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
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Jennifer said...

I'm loving this cover. Sounds like one I'll have to check out.

Dani Chapman said...

My goodness that sounds like a good book. Great pick!
Thanks for sharing,
Dani
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Amanda B. said...

I love circus books! Thanks for sharing!
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bookbitereviews said...

Oh can we pet it together? This book looks and sounds soo good =D I just added it to my TBR list!

Dazzling Mage said...

Oooh, this sounds amazing, and just reading the synopsis made me feel nostalgic for some reason. Great WoW pick!