Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (10)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. This is a once-a-week look at the book(s) I am anxiously awaiting release.

"In the Age of Love and Chocolate" by Gabrielle Zevin

This book is to be released October 29th, 2013. It is the third book in the Birthright series.

All These Things I've Done introduced us to timeless heroine Anya Balanchine, a plucky sixteen year old with the heart of a girl and the responsibilities of a grown woman. Now eighteen, life has been more bitter than sweet for Anya. She has lost her parents and her grandmother, and has spent the better part of her high school years in trouble with the law. Perhaps hardest of all, her decision to open a nightclub with her old nemesis Charles Delacroix has cost Anya her relationship with Win.

Still, it is Anya's nature to soldier on. She puts the loss of Win behind her and focuses on her work. Against the odds, the nightclub becomes an enormous success, and Anya feels like she is on her way and that nothing will ever go wrong for her again. But after a terrible misjudgment leaves Anya fighting for her life, she is forced to reckon with her choices and to let people help her for the first time in her life.

In the Age of Love and Chocolate is the story of growing up and learning what love really is. It showcases the best of Gabrielle Zevin's writing for young adults: the intricate characterization of Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac and the big-heartedness of Elsewhere. It will make you remember why you loved her writing in the first place.

I have the first book in this series and have yet to read it, but I have heard WONDERFUL things. A dystopia about a world where chocolate, and possibly all things caffeinated, are outlawed? Yes... that sounds like a PERFECT read for a girl who's main addiction (aside from books) is sweets. The synopsis for this book is rather vague. I am unsure what exactly happened in the world, but I guess that is good since I haven't started the series yet.

What are you "Waiting On" this Wednesday?

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