Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (121): #SCANDAL

WOW is hosted by Breaking the Spine

Author: Sarah Ockler
Release: June 17th, 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Lucy’s learned some important lessons from tabloid darling Jayla Heart’s all-too-public blunders: Avoid the spotlight, don’t feed the Internet trolls, and keep your secrets secret. The policy has served Lucy well all through high school, so when her best friend Ellie gets sick before prom and begs her to step in as Cole’s date, she accepts with a smile, silencing about ten different reservations. Like the one where she’d rather stay home shredding online zombies. And the one where she hates playing dress-up. And especially the one where she’s been secretly in love with Cole since the dawn of time.

When Cole surprises her at the after party with a kiss under the stars, it’s everything Lucy has ever dreamed of… and the biggest BFF deal-breaker ever. Despite Cole’s lingering sweetness, Lucy knows they’ll have to ’fess up to Ellie. But before they get the chance, Lucy’s own Facebook profile mysteriously explodes with compromising pics of her and Cole, along with tons of other students’ party indiscretions. Tagged. Liked. And furiously viral.

By Monday morning, Lucy’s been branded a slut, a backstabber, and a narc, mired in a tabloid-worthy scandal just weeks before graduation.

Lucy’s been battling undead masses online long enough to know there’s only one way to survive a disaster of this magnitude: Stand up and fight. Game plan? Uncover and expose the Facebook hacker, win back her best friend’s trust, and graduate with a clean slate.

There’s just one snag—Cole. Turns out Lucy’s not the only one who’s been harboring unrequited love...

I was sold at "Sarah Ockler," because her books are fabulous. Her novels always end up being more touching and meaningful than you initially expect them to be. This book is definitely on my wishlist!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. This looks really good and cute cover! Seriously, I need to try out something by this author sometime soon!

  2. This is the first I've heard of this one. I think it sounds really good. Though the whole "in love with best friend's boy" story has been done before, this book is culturally relevant with the way that people can use social media to hurt others.

  3. Sounds good. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  4. Sounds pretty interesting and could be both heartbreaking with the best friend betrayal part. Great pick! My WoW.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  5. This sounds awesome and I really enjoyed Twenty Boy Summer, so I'll definitely be checking this one out. And I completely agree with what Christina T said regarding social media- I'm sure many teenagers can relate to this timely story! Great pick, Lea!

  6. I haven't read any Sarah Ockler yet, but I've been dying to, and I really like the sounds of this one. I'm not usually into cheating books, but the concept sounds great, and I've heard that what you say about the emotions in Sarah's books is true. Thanks for sharing - I've put it on my TBR!

    Come check out my WoW!

  7. Great pick! I just added it to my TBR list.
    Here is My WOW

  8. This one is on my list as well :) Thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a fun different style cover. Great pick.

  10. Aw, sounds a bit sad, though. But good :D Great pick. <3 Hope you will end up loving it :D

  11. I do love a good Sarah Ockler and this one looks great.

  12. Twins! I'm so excited for this one, too. It sounds amazing. Fantastic pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  13. A new Sarah Ockler book? I can't believe I haven't heard about this yet! I've read all of her books and loved every single one. Great pick!

    My WoW

  14. I haven’t heard of this book, but I’ll be sure to add it to my TBR pile. Great pick! :)

    Waiting on Wednesday
    Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

  15. I saw the cover and fell out of my chair. I love it!
    Sarah is so awesome, and her books are so awesome. I can't wait for this one!