Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (10-3-12)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Each week, you highlight an upcoming release that you are eagerly anticipating. This week, I'm looking forward to Collateral by Ellen Hopkins (release date: November 6, 2012).

Synopsis (from Amazon): Meet Ashley, a graduate student at San Diego State University. She was raised in northern California reading poetry and singing backupin her best friend’s band. The last thing she ever expected was to end up a military wife. But one night, she meets a handsome Marine named Cole. He doesn’t match the stereotype of the aggressive military man she’d always presumed to be true; he’s passionate and romantic, and he even writes poetry. Their relationship evolves into a deeply felt, sexually charged love affair that goes on for five years and survives four deployments. Cole desperately wants Ashley to marry him, but when she meets another man, a college professor, with similar professional pursuits and values, she begins to see what life might be like outside the shadow of war.

Written in Ellen Hopkins’s stunning poetic verse style, Collateral captures the hearts of the soldiers on the battlefield and the minds of the friends, family, and lovers they leave behind. While those at home may be far from the relentless, sand-choked skies of the Middle East and the crosshairs of a sniper rifle, they, too, sacrifice their lives and happiness for their country at war. And all must eventually ask themselves if the collateral damage it causes is worth the fight.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. Aw, I love military romance. :) And the fact that is was written by Ellen Hopkins is even better!

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  2. This sounds so interesting. I love the premise.

    Tanya Patrice

  3. I didn't know Ellen Hopkins had another book coming out so soon. (Tilt was just released in September.) I love novels in verse. This is the year for the YA military books - I think I have read at least 6 so far. Thanks for sharing.
    Waiting For Wentworth

  4. I wish I could enjoy the verse style, because Hopkins' books sound so good...hope you love it!

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  5. I hadn't heard of this before so thank you for sharing it! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)