Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Lonesome Young

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

The Lonesome Young by Lucy Connors
Pub. Date: April 8, 2014


Goodreads, "Get swept away in the first book of the sensational romantic drama that is Romeo & Juliet meets Justified. WHAT HAPPENS when the teenage heirs of two bitterly FEUDING FAMILIES can’t stay away from each other? The Rhodales and the Whitfields have been sworn enemies for close on a hundred years, with a whole slew of adulterous affairs, financial backstabbing, and blackmailing that’s escalated the rivalry to its current state of tense ceasefire. IT’S TIME TO LIGHT THE FUSE . . . And now a meth lab explosion in rural Whitfield County is set to reignite the feud more viciously than ever before. Especially when the toxic fire that results throws together two unlikely spectators—proper good girl Victoria Whitfield, exiled from boarding school after her father’s real estate business melts down in disgrace, and town motorcycle rebel Mickey Rhodale, too late as always to thwart his older brothers’ dangerous drug deals. Victoria and Mickey are about to find out the most passionate romances are the forbidden ones.. . . ON A POWDER KEG FULL OF PENT-UP DESIRE, risk-taking daredevilry, and the desperate actions that erupt when a generation of teens inherits nothing but hate."

First of all, I LOVE the story of Romeo and Juliet! It's my favorite Shakespearian play and I like that this book has been inspired by it.  It sounds like my kind of read.  What I don't love is that cover...it kind of reminds me of a cheesy romance novel.  But despite that, I can't wait to read this book! What do you guys think? 

24 comments:

  1. This one sounds really good, although the cover is very different to what I expected it to be!

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    1. Me too. I want to like the cover, but it is too romance novel-like for me. Thanks for visiting, Leanna!

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  2. This kinda sounds like Romeo & Juliet AND the Hatfields and McCoys. And I'm definitely intrigued. Hadn't seen it around before. I completely agree with your comment about the cover but I'm definitely interested anyway.

    Great pick!
    Jessie Marie Reads (My WoW)
    New Bloglovin Follower!

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    1. Ahhh- so Hatfield and McCoys-you are right! Thanks for following, Jessie. I appreciate it.

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  3. This one sounds great! I'm putting it on my TBR list. Thanks!

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    1. I'm glad you agree, Alma. Thanks for dropping by!

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  4. Yes! I'm super excited for this book to come out as well. It sounds like a book that I would really enjoy because it's heavy on the romance. Hopefully, this doesn't end the way Romeo or Juliette ended though. That would be heart-breaking.
    Lovely pick! :)

    Nick - My WoW

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    1. I know, right!? That wouldn't be good! Thanks for visiting, Nick!

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  5. Awesome. The cover is so romantic.

    I only wish it wasn't a blonde. Brunettes rule! ;)

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    1. Yes!!! You are right about that. :) Thanks for dropping by, Juju!

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  6. Umm, yes please! I love the romance all over this cover, and I love how very sweet and touching and dramatic it sounds. Fingers crossed that it lives up to its name! :)

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    1. Yes! I hope so as well. There are so many good books coming out next Spring! Thanks for visiting, Melissa!

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  7. I'm definitely excited for this one, too. I'm always such a sucker for Shakespeare retellings, but I'm with you. That cover is hideous. Great pick!

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    1. Me too. I love Shakespeare. I feel like the cover could be better too, but that's just me. :) Thanks for visiting, Natalie!

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  8. Oh yes Christina, you know I'm waiting on this one too! So very excited, I'm a sucker for those forbidden romances. *attempts to wait patiently for April*

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    1. I know you are! I'm a sucker too. :) Thanks for visiting, Jenny!

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  9. Oh wow, this one sounds really cool! Nothing like a Romeo and Juliet story to tear your heart apart!
    My WoW

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    1. I know, right?! I hope they don't have the same fate. Thanks for visiting, Christianna.

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  10. Wow - this one sounds .. epic. Now I'm going to go like your new Facebook page :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. Thanks for checking out my post and new facebook page, Jen. I appreciate it. :)

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  11. I really hope it has a happier ending than Romeo and Juliet :)

    Good pick! I'll have to look for this when it is published.

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  12. I love Romeo and Juliet as well, so this sounds awesome. Very good pick! I hope you'll love this =)
    My WoW

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    1. Thanks! Me too. I have high hopes. Thanks for visiting, Caro.

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