Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Jersey Angel

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Jersey Angel by Beth Ann Bauman
Pub. Date: May 8, 2012

Goodreads says, "It's the summer before senior year and the alluring Angel is ready to have fun. She's not like her best friend, Inggy, who has a steady boyfriend, good grades, and college plans. Angel isn't sure what she wants to do yet, but she has confidence and experience beyond her years. Still, her summer doesn't start out as planned. Her good friend Joey doesn't want to fool around anymore, he wants to be her boyfriend, while Angel doesn't want to be tied down. As Joey pulls away, and Inggy tours colleges, Angel finds herself  spending more time with Inggy's boyfriend, Cork. With its cast of vivid and memorable characters, this tale from the Jersey shore is sure to make some waves.

*I've spent many a summer at the Jersey shore (FYI- My "shore" is not to be confused with fist-pumping, big hair, and excessive spray tanning) and this book's synopsis immediately brought back some memories.  I loved my summers at the Jersey shore--drama and all--and they have provided much inspiration for a young adult novel.   In fact, I don't think  I've read any novels that are set at this location, other than my work-in-progress for NaNoWriMo.  Let's just say, you had me at Jersey. ;)


  1. This is the first I'm seeing of this one...but the cover is pretty :)

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  2. Oh this sounds cool! Never heard of it before. Great pick!

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  3. I love the cover. It sounds great. Fun choice.

    In my mind, you're like the queen of summer reading/blogging :)

  4. Well, this is going straight on my wish list!

    You are totally my 'go to' person for great summer reads! :)

  5. Hm. This sounds like it has much potential for drama, especially with Angel spending time with Inggy's boyfriend. The name Inggy kind of gets stuck in my mouth though, I'm not sure I'm pronouncing it right:)

  6. Sounds like it could be interesting. Glad it doesn't sound like the Jersey Shore that everyone knows of! I think it would be a good summer read for sure.

    Feel free to check out my WoW pick.

  7. This sounds so good for the Summer holliday. I almost wanted to ask you if you ever met Snooki at the shore? lol. Just kidding!!!!

  8. this sounds really good. i wonder if they're marketing it to mtv jersey shore fans though. hopefully it's good and not silly :) (not that i don't watch js....)

  9. I haven't heard of this one. All kinds of Jersey stuff going on huh? :) Great post!

  10. This sounds like an awesome read! Comes put in may. Just a month a way from summer vacation :D.

    Thanks for choosing this, it's now on my tar list :)


  11. This definitely sounds like a fun beach read! Great pick!

  12. Uh-oh, I got a little sense of foreboding at that last bit. I really like this cover and it sounds so interesting! good luck on NaNoWriMo(:

    -Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  13. Thanks for checking out my pick, everyone!

    Juju- Thanks so much! :) :)

    Leanna- THANK YOU! :) You've made my day.

    Jenny- It's not you; that name is definitely weird. ;)

    Nina- Haha. Thankfully, Snooki's Jersey Shore is pretty far from mine. Thank GOD! ha.

    Carrie- That is my big fear too. Time will tell and meanwhile, I will keep my fingers crossed.

    A.Knight- I am not doing so well right now with Nano, but thanks for the kind thoughts!

  14. I haven't seen this one before, it sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out at some point.


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