WoW: This Darkness Mine + Just Friends

May 31, 2017 // Posted by Lisa & Becca in Waiting on Wednesdays // 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


Lisa’s Pick:

WoW: This Darkness Mine + Just FriendsThis Darkness Mine
by Mindy McGinnis
Release Date: October 10th 2017
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult
Find It: GoodreadsAmazon

Sasha Stone knows her place—first-chair clarinet, top of her class, and at the side of her oxford-wearing boyfriend. She’s worked her entire life to ensure that her path to Oberlin Conservatory as a star musician is perfectly paved.

But suddenly there’s a fork in the road, in the shape of Isaac Harver. Her body shifts toward him when he walks by, her skin misses his touch even though she’s never known it, and she relishes the smell of him—smoke, beer, and trouble—all the things she’s avoided to get where she is. Even worse, every time he’s near Sasha, her heart stops, literally. Why does he know her so well—too well—and she doesn’t know him at all?

Sasha discovers that her by-the-book life began by ending another’s: the twin sister she absorbed in the womb. But that doesn’t explain the gaps of missing time in her practice schedule or the memories she has of things she certainly never did with Isaac. As Sasha loses her much-cherished control, her life—and heart—become more entangled with Isaac. Armed with the knowledge that her heart might not be hers alone, Sasha must decide what she’s willing to do—and who she’s willing to hurt—to take it back.

Edgar Award–winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a dark and gripping psychological thriller about a girl at war with herself, and what it really means to be good or bad.


Why I’m waiting: I love finding really good psychological thrillers. And since I love Mindy McGinnis’ writing so much, I’m hoping this will be amazing.


Becca’s Pick:

WoW: This Darkness Mine + Just FriendsJust Friends
by Tiffany Pitcock
Release Date: August 1st 2017
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Find It: GoodreadsAmazon

A new spin on the classic smart-girl-and-bad-boy setup, this witty contemporary romance shows how easily a friendship – even one built on an elaborate lie – can become so much more.

Jenny meets Chance for the very first time when she is assigned as his partner in their Junior Oral Communications class. But after they rescue a doomed assignment with one clever lie, the whole school is suddenly convinced that Little-Miss-Really-Likes-Having-A’s and the most scandalous heartbreaker in school have been best friends forever. It’s amazing how quickly a lie can grow―especially when you really, really want it to be the truth.

With Jenny, Chance can live the normal life he’s always kind of wanted. And with Chance, Jenny can have the exciting teen experiences that TV shows and movies have always promised. Through it all, they hold on to the fact that they are “just friends.” But that might be the biggest lie of all.

Debut author Tiffany Pitcock delivers a spot-on depiction of first love and the high school rumor mill in Just Friends, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads.


Why I’m waiting: Just Friends sounds like an adorable YA Contemporary Romance perfect for Summer reading! I love the whole “partners on a school project become more” trope 🙂


What are you waiting on this week?


Lisa & Becca

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  • Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Ooh nice picks! I’m curious about Mindy’s new book! Sounds intriguing! The other is totally new to me! Hope you both love your pick once you read it!

    Here’s my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  • I’m very interested in the first book but I’m waiting for more reviews of it to come in before I check it out myself. Because it sounds very dark and I’m not sure if it’s something I CAN read. But definitely want to read the second one.

  • Amanda @ Vivalabooks

    Great picks! This Darkness Mine sounds like an intense read, so I want to see what others think about it before I pick it up but I’m definitely interested. And Just Friends sounds like a cute romance, which is perfect for the summer.