Waiting on Wednesday

8:42 PM

1. Never trust anyone.

2. Remember they are always searching.

3. Don’t get involved.

4. Keep your head down.

5. Don’t fall in love.

Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival—and that of her adoptive father—depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans in a small Wisconsin town, to hide in plain sight at her high school from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”

But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts her in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening—and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules…

A funny and smart romantic comedy about getting the guy. . . and finding yourself.
Sophomore Nora Fulbright is the most talented and popular new cheerleader on the Riverbend High cheer squad. Never mind that she used to be queen of the nerds—a chess prodigy who answered every question first, aced every test and repelled friends at every turn—because this year, Nora is determined to fully transition from social pupa to full blown butterfly, even if it means dumbing down her entire schedule. But when funny, sweet and very cute Adam moves to town and steals Nora’s heart with his untra-smarts and illegally cute dimple, Nora has a problem. How can she prove to him that she’s not a complete airhead? Nora devises a seemingly simple plan to barter her way into Adam’s classes that involves her classmates, friends—and her older brother Phil’s award-winning AP history paper. But soon, Nora can barely keep track of her trades, and struggles to stay in control of her image.

In the end, the only thing that can save Nora is a chess tournament—that she has to compete in wearing her cheerleading uniform. Can she prove to everyone that she can be both a butterfly and a nerd?

Allyson Valentine has created a story so full of enamoring characters, pitch-perfect humor, and delightfully frustrating romance that it will leave you cheering.  Great for fans of Stephanie Perkins's Anna and the French Kiss, Susanne Colosanti and Sarah Dessen.


In The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise, super-smart, somewhat geeky Audrey McCarthy can’t wait to get out of high school. Her father’s death and the transformation of her one-time BFF, Blake Dawkins, into her worst nightmare have her longing for the new start college will bring.

But college takes money. So Audrey decides she has to win the competition for the best app designed by a high schooler—and the $200,000 that comes with it. She develops something she calls the Boyfriend App, and suddenly she’s the talk of the school and getting kissed by the hottest boys around. But can the Boyfriend App bring Audrey true love?

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28 thoughts

  1. I especially like How (not) to find a Boyfriend. It has parallels to our WOW choice this week, just in reverse. ;)

    Diana @ BookVenturers

  2. I think all three sound pretty great. My son's name is Zane so I especially love seeing his name around. Great choices! Here is my WoW. New follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

  3. The very first one sounds like Mila 2.0. This one's more about love. I'm surprised I liked How Not to Find a Boyfriend. The title doesn't go with the summary. Is there no better word for nerd? They called her a butterfly for being popular/an airhead lol.
    New follower (:

  4. Those three books are great! We had the boyfriend app as a WOW pick a couple of weeks ago and The Rules sounds amazing, as well as how not to find a boyfriend!

    great picks

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  5. Great picks. I want to read The Boyfriend App too.

    Here's my pick - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-21.html

  6. These are all new to me and they look really good. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  8. I'm looking forward to reading The Rules as well :) Haven't heard of the two before. They sound really good! :) Great picks!

    Pam @ jellylovesbooks

  9. The Rules sounds intriguing. Maybe I'll add it to my list.

    If you get a chance, visit my WoW.

  10. How to Not Find a Boyfriend sounds really cute and my type of read. Great pick and thanks for stopping by The Readers Den. :)

  11. Great picks. The Boyfriend App is one Im really wanting to read. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  12. Awesome picks!The two boyfriend books sounds so ridiculously cute! Definitely going on the TBR list.
    The Rules sounds good too, and we all know where the rule: Don't Fall in Love, is all going to go haha.

    Thank for stopping by Bookmunchies (:

  13. All three are on my TBR too.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    <3 Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  14. I like How not to find a boyfriend. It's so cute & fun. Great pick!
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW

  15. "The Rules" sounds like my kind of book. Great list- and thanks for stopping by.

  16. Great picks! I'm especially excited for The Boyfriend App!

    Thanks for visiting my post!

  17. For some reason the cover of How To Not Find A Boyfriend is hilarious to me and I have no idea why. Anyway, great picks, they all sound amazing and I can't wait to read them either-especially The Rules!

    Alise @ Readers In Wonderland
    My Waiting on Wednesday

  18. I'm a huge fan of Stacey Kade so I'm very excited for The Rules! All three of these look like great picks!

  19. These all look like really great books! Nice picks :D
    My WOW

  20. I just added The Boyfriend App to my TBR today. All these books sounds great. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  21. I keep seeing these books, must look into them. The Rules sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing
    Cricket @ LittleLibraryMuse

  22. Totally looking forward to The Rules! It sounds amazing! Great picks! Thanks for sharing :) Happy reading!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter

  23. Hi, there! Thank you so much for commenting on my WOW!! And BTW, where did you come across these three books? They all sound like winners! And I want them all right NOW. I love the plots!! All three have heroines with interesting, quirky, personalities, as well as equally interesting circumstances. So thanks for adding to my TBR pile!! :)

  24. Love all these covers! I'm probably most excited for The Rules based on that awesome synopsis. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog earlier!

  25. The Boyfriend App sounds so good! I just added it to my TBR list <3

    Thanks for dropping by my WoW! :D

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

  26. I haven't see How Not To Find A BF yet but it sounds really cute! Thanks for sharing. I gotta add it to goodreads. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  27. Nice picks! Thanks for stopping by my blogs!


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