Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (20)

 Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where you can post about upcoming releases you're looking forward to.

The Fortune of Carmen Navarro
by Jen Bryant
November 9th, 2010
Carmen Navarro rings up customers at the Quikmart, bored to tears. It’s a job, and she needs it. But Carmen’s true love is music: she dropped out of high school to sing with the Gypsy Lovers and land a recording contract, someday.

Just a few miles away, Ryan Sweeney hunches over his books, a studious cadet with his eye on West Point. There’s not a single girl at the Valley Forge Military Academy, and that’s fine by him.

But when Ryan, on a day pass from campus, spots Carmen, with her shining black hair and snake tattoo, his pulse quickens. Carmen, who normally rolls her eyes at the stiff Academy soldados, can tell this one is different. She slips him a note: “Come hear my band.” A romance begins, unlikely, passionate . . . and quickly imbalanced. In an enthralling narrative of obsessive love, the novel builds to a stunning close.
 Music plays a huge part  in my everyday life, just as big a part as books, actually, so I have a soft spot for novels that have evident musical undertones. The musical aspect intertwined with the promising love story make the novel sound so interesting, I'm just dying to read it. The cover's really pretty, too- I'm digging the smoke effect!


  1. I love how music is so strongly intertwined into YA fiction these days (Shadow Hills! Linger!) This one sounds really interesting!

  2. Love the sound of this one, especially the music connection! Great pick!

  3. Wow, thanks for bringing this one to my attention it sounds stunning! Will definitely be looking out for it!