Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for!

Change of Heart by Shari Maurer
Release Date: TBD

In a world where the most stressful thing seems to be winning a soccer game or what to wear in the morning, you take some really basic things for granted.

Like the love of your parents.
Or hanging with your friends.
Or the beating of your heart.

When you’re 16 years old, it never occurs to you that you might die.  Emmi Miller’s got a fabulous life.  She has tons of friends, does great in school and is an all-star soccer player who played in Europe last summer.  It even looks like Sam Hunter, a totally cute baseball player, might be interested in her.  And then she got a virus.  No biggy, right?  Until the virus goes to her heart and weakens it so much that without a transplant, Emmi will die.

Will Emmi get a heart in time?  Is Sam too good to be true?  What about her new friend Abe, who has also had a transplant and guides her through these scary times?  Is he just being supportive or is there more going on between them?  And will Emmi realize it before it’s too late?

This isn't my usual type of book, but it looks interesting. I wonder when it will come out.....


Natascha De Marco said...

The way the hands are put in the cover is ruined for me since Twilight. Now everytime I see that I think Twilight. Great thoughts that the author has, just not so sure it will make for an 'edge of your seat' kind of read, at least for me. Too real xD

Amber Skye said...

Hahaha I didn't notice the hands! I can't believe they did the whole Twilight thing :)

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Oh yes, I'm really excited about this one too!

Adriana said...

This sounds good. Looking forward to this one.

Shari Maurer said...

Hi, Amber.

Thanks for this! I hope you like it. Right now it looks like it'll be out at the end of April. They're starting to take pre-orders on Amazon and B&

It's so interesting what you all are saying about the Twilight cover. It was a concern of mine, after it was pointed out to me (I must be the only person who lives under a rock and didn't make the immediate connection).

I'm hoping that people will give it a chance, despite the similarity of the covers. Change of Heart is very different from Twilight. I don't know why the art director chose this image, but hope that people won't get too caught up in it and just enjoy the book.

Thanks so much for your support of the book -- I can't wait until it's out and I can share it!


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I actually don't mind the hands too much, but then again, I wasn't the biggest fan of Twilight. Don't kill me! Either way, I'm excited for this book :)

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