Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Waiting on Wednesdays is hosted by Breaking the Spine! It puts a spotlight on upcoming releases we're anticipating! 

LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD BY AVA DELLAIRA
Release Date: April 1st 2014

It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because she thought he’d understand since he died young just like her sister, May, did. Soon Laurel is writing letters to lots of dead people—Janis Joplin, Amy Winhouse, Ameilia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more—although she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about what it’s like going to a new school, meeting new friends, falling in love for the first time, how her family splinters apart after May dies. She even writes about the abuse she suffered—while May was supposed to be looking out for her. Only then, once Laurel has written down the truth about what happened to herself, can she truly begin to accept what happened to May, and to see her as the person she was: lovely and amazing and deeply flawed. - Good Reads

I love pretty covers and of course that was my original draw to this book, plus the title! And reading the description, it sounds like it's very much up my alley! I can't wait to read it. 

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  1. Talk about a book that looks like a heart-wrencher. Also wow that cover is gorgeous.

    -Becky
    bibliophiling.blogspot.com

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    1. Isn't it?? I love beautiful covers! :) Thank you for commenting!

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  2. Definately going to add this one to my "to-read" pile. I agree with you on the cover - it's really pretty! (: Check out my WoW?

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  3. That is a pretty cover! I haven't heard of this one before and I'm really interested. I wonder if the subject of the letter is tailored to the individual she's writing to?

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    1. I wondered that too! I can't wait to see how it's handled - I see a lot of interesting people on the list of people she's written, so I'm curious as to what she has to say! Thanks for commenting! :)

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  4. This sounds really good! I immediately went and added it to my Goodreads TBR list!
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  5. This sounds really good. Looks like my TBR just got bigger. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog! :)

    Emz @ Icy Cold Reads

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  6. This is such an interesting concept. I hate that the book is so far away, though. Come out sooner!

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  7. Thank you so much for this Liza! I am so excited to hear that you are looking forward to Love Letters to the Dead! xx

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