Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Collateral

"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:

by Ellen Hopkins
Published by Atria Books
Publication Date:  November 13, 2012

Written in Hopkins’s stunning poetic verse style, Collateral centers on Ashley, an MFA student at San Diego State University. She grew up reading books and never dreamed she would become a military wife. One night she meets a handsome soldier named Cole. He doesn’t match the stereotype of the aggressive military man. He’s passionate and romantic. He even writes poetry. Their relationship evolves into a sexually charged love affair that goes on for five years and survives four deployments. Cole wants Ashley to marry him, but when she meets another man, a professor with similar pursuits and values, she begins to see what life might be like outside the shadow of war.

Collateral captures the hearts of the soldiers on the battlefield and the minds of the friends, family, and lovers they leave behind. Those who remain at home may be far away from the relentless, sand-choked skies of the Middle East and the crosshairs of a sniper rifle, but just the same, all of them will sacrifice a part of themselves for their country and all will eventually ask themselves if the collateral damage caused by war is worth the fight.
(from Goodreads) 

I usually have a least one book by Hopkins on my bookshelf that I don't read until her newest book is published. It is a weird habit that I developed. I've done it with almost every book. Until now. I just finished Triangles and with no other unread Hopkins books on my shelves, it left me wanting more, more, more! Her latest YA title, Tilt, will be out in a few weeks - which I am excited about, but I'm even more excited about her new adult verse novel Collateral. Reading Triangles made me realize that I am craving more adult stories, situations, and scenarios. 


  1. I don't read books outside the YA category, so I'll just be checking out this Tilt. Hope you end up liking this book. ;)

    - Chel
    The Procrastinator's Corner

  2. i hope you get it soon. i have not read a book by her yet.

    my wow

  3. I haven't read any of her books. I'll put them on my TBR list - thanks for the review.

  4. This sounds like it will be good. Nice pick..

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  5. I just adore Ellen Hopkins! I haven't gotten a chance to read Triangles yet, but I think I'll really enjoy some adult content written in her beautiful prose. This one sounds like a classic Hopkins tearjerker though!

    Waiting on Wednesday @ Radiant Shadows

  6. I love Ellen Hopkins writing style. I am definitely going to read this.

    Here's My WoW!

    -Kait @ YA Vixens

  7. Great pick! It sounds very interesting! :)
    My WoW!


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