Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Nothing Special

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

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Nothing Special
by Geoff Herbach
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc
Publication Date: May 1, 2012

Felton Reinstein thought he had it all-a great girlfriend, an athletic scholarship in the bag, and football friends he could totally count on. Wrong! Like an elephant storming a house of cards, it all comes crashing down. And it's Felton's fault. Turns out his little brother has taken an impromptu road trip to Florida (aka desperate flight from all the talented people) to make a bid for stardom (aka fronting a hotel rock band with escapees from a retirement community). What's a big brother to do but help pick up the pieces, even if it means giving up all the status, all the glory and once again facing a life of nothing special. (from Goodreads)

I haven't noticed too many YA releases by male authors for 2012. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places or they just haven't been announced. If anyone who stops by the blogs knows f any that you are looking forward to, please let me know in the comments. 

I loved Herbach's 2011 novel Stupid Fast and as soon as I found out he had a new book coming out, I added it to my TBR list and wish list. This book sounds like a good companion novel and I'm interested to read how Felton's story plays out. Nothing Special comes out in May. 


  1. I'm not sure about upcoming releases but Brian Rowe's Happy Birthday trilogy is supposed to be really good. :) I have the first and the third book in the series but I haven't read them yet.

    My Wow pick for this week

  2. First time seeing this book and I think I wanna read it now ;) totally love the cover and the synopsis is very intriguing! Awesome pick!

    My WoW picks here

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  3. This one sounds really good- I hadn't heard of it before. It's going on my TBR list- like you, I always look for male YA authors. They bring a different perspective :)

    You can find my WoW here.

  4. Wow, I haven't heard of many male YA authors coming out this year. I know Kenneth Oppel is coming out with the second one to This Dark Endeavour (which was really good). I'm not sure if this is my type of book but I may check it out to get out of my comfort zone. Thanks for brining it to my attention.

    My WoW

  5. Aww that sounds like a cute book! i haven't heard of this author, but the cover is great! Great pick :)

    Here's my WoW!


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