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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Fast Forward, Rewind, Play {1}

Fast Forward, Rewind, Play is a new weekly feature that I created to showcase not only books that haven't been released yet but books that are released but i haven't gotten around to yet.

Fast Forward

This is the book I am looking forward to that hasn't been released yet.

    A Midsummer's Nightmare

A Midsummer's Nightmare
Kody Keplinger
June 5th 2012

Whitley Johnson's dream summer with her divorce dad has turned into a nightmare. She's just met his new fiancee and her kids. The fiancee's son? Whitley's one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin' great. 

Worse, she totally doesn't fit in with her dad's perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn't even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she's ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn't "do" friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn't her stepbrother...at least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together. 

Filled with authenticity and raw emotion, Whitley is Kody Keplinger's most compelling character to date: a cynical Holden Caulfield-esque girl you will wholly care about.

Kody Keplinger is one of my favourite authors at the moment and I am waiting (not so) patiently for her next title!


This is an already released book that I am looking forward to reading.

    Crank (Crank, #1)

Crank (Crank #1)
Ellen Hopkins
October 1st 2004

Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina -- she's fearless.
Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul -- her life.

I don't know how I haven't read any Ellen Hopkins yet but I must remedy this soon!


This is a book I have on my bookshelf but I still haven't gotten to yet.

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky

Standing on the fringes of life... 
offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor. 
Since its publication, Stephen Chbosky's haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion has received critical acclaim, provoked discussion and debate, and grown in to a cult sensation with over half a million copies in print. 
It is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, where all you need is that perfect song on that perfect drive to fell infinite. 
Through Charlie, Chbosky has created a deeply affecting novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up.

I must read this before the film comes out. Not sure why I haven't read it yet but it will get read before the film!

Do you like this feature? Any books that you are dying to read?


  1. Alice, this seriously, is such an incredible idea, I LOVE it! (The name is so clever too!) I totally agree, I really can't wait for Kody Keplingers book! I recently got Crank and have The Perks of Being A Wallflower so those would definitely be my Plays too! LOVE this idea Alice!

  2. Both Crank and the Perks of Being a Wallflower were excellent books! I'm thinking of giving "Perks" a re-read before the movie hits theaters since it's been ages since I read it. It would seem almost 10 years has passed since I first picked it up! (really, I think it's been about that long)


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