June 1, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Right & the Real and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!

This week's picks (apparently the theme this week is covers with red, white, black and shades of grey):

The Right & the Real by Joƫlle Anthony

Description from Goodreads:

"Kicked out for refusing to join a cult, seventeen-year-old Jamie must find a way to survive on her own

Jamie should have known something was off about the church of the Right and the Real from the start, especially when the Teacher claimed he wasn’t just an ordinary spiritual leader, but Jesus Christ, himself. But she was too taken by Josh, the eldest son of one of the church’s disciples, and his all-American good looks. Josh is the most popular boy at school too, and the first boy outside the drama geeks to give Jamie a second look. But getting her Dad involved in a cult was not part of the plan when she started dating Josh. Neither was her dad’s marriage to the fanatic Mira, or getting kicked out, or seeing Josh in secret because the church has deemed her persona non grata. 

Jamie’s life has completely fallen apart. Finding her way back won’t be easy, but when her Dad gets himself into serious trouble, will Jamie be ready to rescue him, and maybe even forgive him?"

Cults are always really fascinating for me from a psychological perspective, and this book's unusual in that it's the adult who gets sucked in, and his daughter who needs to get him out. A bit of role reversal there... The cover is simple but dramatic, and I like how the image is split down the center.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith 

Description from Goodreads:  

"Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything? 

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18B. Hadley's in 18A. 

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it."

This one looks and sounds super cute! I love the title and the cover has that sweet old-fashioned feel to it.  

What books are you waiting on?


  1. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is my fav of the two. The title is great and the story sounds so cute! Nothing better than a plane love story :) Thanks for sharing! Here is mine

  2. Oh my, both sounds like must reads, but so excited for your second choice - sounds like a blast!

    -Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

  3. i definitely want to read the Statistical Probability book. it sounds really cute and romantic. the right and the real sounds creepy but i'm intrigued. great picks danya :)

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  4. You always have such great picks! They both sound super interesting, but I must also admit that the second one grabbed me a bit more. Ahhh, too cute. Adding them both to my goodreads!

  5. The Right and the Real sounds really intriguing and spooky... can't wait to read it :)

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  6. These sound incredible, thanks for spotlighting!

  7. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was my WoW pick too! It sounds like such a good contemporary romance novel! :)

  8. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight sounds exciting. Thanks for putting it on my radar.

  9. i am thinking i will LOVE the statistical probablilty :)

    we seem to always be hanging out for the same books :D

  10. I haven't heard of the first one, but I definitely want the second. Love at first sight in an airport? Hell yes! Is it 2012 yet?


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