Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
Release Date: December 8, 2011
Preorder: Amazon| Barnes & Noble
Dry, sarcastic, sixteen-year-old Cam Cooper has spent the last seven years in and out hospitals. The last thing she wants to do in the short life she has left is move 1,500 miles away to Promise, Maine - a place known for the miraculous events that occur there. But it's undeniable that strange things happen in Promise: everlasting sunsets; purple dandelions; flamingoes in the frigid Atlantic; an elusive boy named Asher; and finally, a mysterious envelope containing a list of things for Cam to do before she dies. As Cam checks each item off the list, she finally learns to believe - in love, in herself, and even in miracles.
A debut novel from an immensely talented new writer, The Probability of Miracles crackles with wit, romance and humor and will leave readers laughing and crying with each turn of the page.
Apparently I am developing a thing for contemporary (though is this really contemp? With purple dandelions? Anyway...) This sounds like a cute and quirky, yet potentially sad debut. It could go either way, really -- miraculous happy ending or poignant reflection on life and death. Plus, you know I love me some "dry, sarcastic" heroines ;) It kind of sounds like something Sarah Dessen would write, so I am ALL OVER IT.
Also, how fabulous is the name Wendy Wunder?
What are you waiting on this week? Are you also getting tired of paranormal and moving toward more contemporary reads?