Waiting on Wednesday: What I Thought Was True


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.



What I Thought Was True
by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Coming April 15, 2014
Dial Books for Young Readers


Summary:
From the author of My Life Next Door comes a swoony summertime romance full of expectation and regret, humor and hard questions.

Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her Nantucket-esque island this summer. He's a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island's summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she'll never escape her past—or the island—Gwen's dad gives her some shocking advice. Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true—about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself—with what really is.

Why I want it:
Oh, mylanta. My Life Next Door was an experience for me. Unfortunately, do to weird library policies and some traveling, it took me like two months to read My Life Next Door, and it was absolutely excruciating. That book is fantastic, and the wait was destroying me. Huntley Fitzpatrick is incredibly talented. Samantha and Jase's romance is spot-on, and the supporting characters were all, well, supportive and meaningful to the story. Nothing and no one felt like a stock scene or character. Everything was intended and lovely. It's a heartbreaking story, but it's also a story that leaves you feeling hopeful and happy at the end. I really, really want to get that feeling back, and I absolutely know that What I Thought Was True will do all those things, but in its own way.

Why I think you should want it:
Did you like Sarah Ockler's Twenty Boy Summer? How about Sarah Dessen's The Truth About Forever? Do you enjoy the work of Gayle Forman, Jennifer Echols, and Jennifer E. Smith? You'll like love Huntley Fitzpatrick. Her romance is sweet but not overly so. Her boy is handsome but not arrogant. Her girl is strong but vulnerable. Her story is both joyful and sorrowful. My Life Next Door is the kind of story you can lose yourself in. Based on that book alone, I will read everything Huntley will ever write. Period. You really should too.

67 comments:

  1. OMG I NEED this book. TERRIBLY BAD!!!! Seriously. I loved My life next door. Cannot wait!!

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  2. I love Huntley's first book, and I just love her writing! I'm super excited for What I Thought Was True. Plus the cover is absolutely gorgeous :)

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My WoW

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  3. Oh I'm dying to read this one as well. I loved My Life Next Door and I have high expectations. Great pick and thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. High expectations over here as well! Thank you for visiting!

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  4. Oh I saw this one on Edelweiss. I requested it, but didn't get approved. :) It's still on my wishlist though.
    Thanks for stopping by on my blog

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    1. I didn't get approved either, but that's okay. I can wait.

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  5. Ooh, interesting pick :) Haven't heard of it before. Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    Zareena @ Books and Books

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  6. It sounds like a NA? I've never read this author or the ones you've mentioned, but I do like the blurb of this one.
    My WOW

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    1. As far as I know, it's just young adult, as are the other books I mentioned. I hope you'll check it out to see if it's for you. :)

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  7. I haven't read any of the books you've mentioned, however do like to "lose myself in a book" so may check it out! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

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  8. I am so so excited for What I Thought Was True. I absolutely loved My Life Next Door and I feel like everything Huntley will put out will be amazing. And I love her covers!

    Great choice!!
    My WoW

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  9. Never heard about this book but it looks like a good read. I hope you get it soon!

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  10. Nice! Seeing this quite a bit lately!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

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  11. I've been seeing this book going around a lot lately. I've been wanting to check out my life next door :) Thanks for stopping by My WW!

    Janina

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    1. I hope you enjoy MLND! I bet you'll be waiting on this one too after you finish. ;) Thank you for visiting!

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  12. SOUNDS good....thanks for sharing.

    ENJOY the rest of your week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
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  13. Sounds really tempting...thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  14. I have been waiting on this one too! I really want to read it.
    My WoW

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  15. I still haven't read My Life Next Door but I'm sure this one will end up on my book shelf. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. My pleasure! I hope you check them out. MLND is great, and I bet this one will be as well. Thanks for visiting!

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  16. I still haven't read My Life Next Door, but this one sounds great, and I love the cover. Great pick!

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    1. Thank you! I'm loving this cover too. Hope you read MLND soon!

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  17. I want this one too. Hope you get to read it soon.

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    1. I hope so too! It's up on Edelweiss, but I got denied, which is a bummer. Hope I can find another way to get my hands on it, but if I don't, I'm happy to wait.

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  18. Pretty cover! This sounds like a cute story:) I have My Life Next Door in my TBR, I really want to read it.

    Thanks for stopping by The Quiet Girl Talks:)

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    1. You won't be disappointed. Huntley is a fantastic author! Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. That's a beautiful cover! Will have to check it out!

    Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

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    1. I know! Loving the purple. Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Still haven't read My Life Next Door, and already gonna have to add this to my TBR....and that cover is lovely! Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by as well! :)

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    1. My pleasure! I hope you enjoy these two reads!

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  21. Great minds indeed think alike, Mary. Lovely pick! I hope we both love this one.

    Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by my post earlier.

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. I hope so too! Thanks for visiting, Sarika!

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  22. This sounds amazing! :) Thank you for sharing and dropping by our blog! :D

    Here's my WoW :)

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  23. I loved my life next door! I definitely NEED to check this out. The cover is so pretty too, thanks for visiting our blog :)

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  24. Looks like a great book! I'll have to check it out! Great pick!

    Alexis @ Lexi Swoons

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  25. I loved 'My Life Next Door' - such a sweet story. I hope 'What I Thought Was True' will be too. Nice pick. :)

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  26. Ooohhh, that's a seriously cool cover! I don't usually read contemporary, but that cover alone would draw me in!

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  27. This looks amazing, cant wait for it!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog

    Spiced Latte Reads

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  28. Sorry for the late comment! But YES! This was sounds so sweet and heartbreaking and I ADORED My Life Next Door!

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    1. No worries! There's no such thing as a late comment. :) I hope it's even better!

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  29. This book's blurb & cover makes me miss summer already! And I like winter! Great choice. :)

    Sabrina @ I Heart Y.A. Fiction

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  30. Summer's my favorite season for romance. I love stories about summer flings and relationships. Thank you for the recommendation; WITWT sounds good, and the cover is GORGEOUS! :D Reminds me of Sarah Dessen covers, haha.

    Thanks for stopping by, Mary! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. <3

    Ellen @ Glamorous Book Lounge

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  31. This one sounds interesting. I haven't seen it before and I'd love to check it out when it comes out. Great pick and thanks for sharing. Also thanks for visiting my WOW post earlier this week.

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  32. OMG. I've only read the 1st 7 chapter of MLND and I absolutely LOVE. So when I heard about this book, I automatically add it my TBR list. I'm definitely finishing MLND before this one is release.
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    Jenn @ Books and Swoons

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  33. I haven't read any of this author's books yet. I'll have to check her out!

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