Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#39)

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

This week I am waiting on Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

16068905Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

What initially drew me to this novel was the title. I'm a self-diagnosed fangirl - Harry Potter, Supernatural, Doctor name it, I watch it and obsess over it. So for me, I already feel like I can relate to Cath without reading a word of it. I'm truly excited - please can it be released now?

So what are you waiting on this week? And before I forget - Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. I really need to read this one too! Heard so many awesome things about it. Hopefully we get to it soon :)
    Merry Christmas! <3

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