Rummanah Aasi


   Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine for bloggers to share upcoming titles that we just can't wait to read. I've found some great reads from following this meme so I thought I'd join in the fun!

I can't wait to read these upcoming books:

 
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
Publishing date according to Goodreads is: March 26th by St. Martin's press

Summary courtesy of Goodreads: I wish I could tell everyone who thinks we’re ruined, Look closer…and you’ll see something extraordinary, mystifying, something real and true. We have never been what we seemed.
  When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen years old and he is a young army lieutenant stationed in Alabama. Before long, the “ungettable” Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn’t wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame. Her father is deeply unimpressed. But after Scott sells his first novel, This Side of Paradise, to Scribner’s, Zelda optimistically boards a train north, to marry him in the vestry of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and take the rest as it comes.
   What comes, here at the dawn of the Jazz Age, is unimagined attention and success and celebrity that will make Scott and Zelda legends in their own time. Everyone wants to meet the dashing young author of the scandalous novel—and his witty, perhaps even more scandalous wife. Zelda bobs her hair, adopts daring new fashions, and revels in this wild new world. Each place they go becomes a playground: New York City, Long Island, Hollywood, Paris, and the French Riviera—where they join the endless party of the glamorous, sometimes doomed Lost Generation that includes Ernest Hemingway, Sara and Gerald Murphy, and Gertrude Stein.
   Everything seems new and possible. Troubles, at first, seem to fade like morning mist. But not even Jay Gatsby’s parties go on forever. Who is Zelda, other than the wife of a famous—sometimes infamous—husband? How can she forge her own identity while fighting her demons and Scott’s, too? With brilliant insight and imagination, Therese Anne Fowler brings us Zelda’s irresistible story as she herself might have told it.


The Game (Jasper Dent #2) by Barry Lyga
Publishing date according to Goodreads is April 16th by Little, Brown Young Readers

Summary courtesy of Goodreads: I Hunt Killers introduced the world to Jasper (Jazz) Dent, the son of the world's most infamous serial killer.
  When a desperate New York City detective comes knocking on Jazz's door asking for help with a new case, Jazz can't say no. The Hat-Dog Killer has the Big Apple--and its police force running scared with no leads. So Jazz and his girlfriend Connie hop on a plane to the big city and get swept up in a killer's murderous game.

Meanwhile, Jazz's dad Billy is watching...and waiting.




  It's very rare that I get excited about an upcoming adult book, but I'm very curious to read about Zelda Fitzgerald since she was indisputably present in some form or another in F. Scott Fitgerarld's work. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga is a book that I thought I would never like but it sucked me in right away, gave me restless sleep, and yet I still want to learn more about Jasper and his scheming ways. What are you waiting for this week?
5 Responses
  1. Jenny Says:

    I've heard such good things about I Hunt Killers Rummanah, but I'm scared to try it because I'm a wimp. How scary is it? Is it gory? I'm good with suspense, I enjoy murder mysteries, but I don't do well with lots of descriptions of mutilated bodies, etc. *shudders*


  2. I am SO excited about The Game, but I loved the first book on audio so I'm going to wait untill I can get this one on audio too.


  3. Oh gosh! I have got to read I Hunt Killers ASAP I am totally ready to delve into that dark world. I love all the psychological aspects of that one. I think the book on Zelda sounds interesting as well. Great picks!


  4. Lauren Says:

    I'm SO excited for The Game too! I loved I Hunt Killers. I'd never heard of the Zelda Fitzgerald book until now. Sounds interesting! I used to be obsessed with the Fitzgeralds in high school. I'm sure I'd like this. Great picks!


  5. I still haven't read I Hunt Killer, but I really want to read it soon. It sounds amazing. Great picks!
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