Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: New Girl by Paige Harbison

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!



New Girl by Paige Harbison

Release Date: January 31, 2012
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Preorder: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

WHY DID A SPOT OPEN UP AT MANDERLEY ACADEMY?

I hadn't wanted to go, but my parents were so excited…. So here I am, the new girl at Manderley, a true fish out of water. But mine's not the name on everyone's lips. Oh, no.

It's Becca Normandy they can't stop talking about. Perfect, beautiful Becca. She went missing at the end of last year, leaving a spot open at Manderley-the spot that I got. And everyone acts like it's my fault that infallible, beloved Becca is gone and has been replaced by not perfect, completely fallible, unknown Me.

Then, there's the name on my lips-Max Holloway. Becca's ex. The one boy I should avoid, but can't. Thing is, it seems like he wants me, too. But the memory of Becca is always between us. And as much I'm starting to like it at Manderley, I can't help but think she's out there, somewhere, watching me take her place.

Waiting to take it back.


YOU GUYS. I loved Rebecca SO HARD. And this sounds like a rather brilliant YA adaptation. I hope it still manages to surprise me though, because if you've read the original book the surprise is kind of ruined, yes?

Have you read Rebecca? Do you think the element of surprise is lost in adaptations?

11 comments:

Carina said...

Wow, this sounds really, really great. Have to add this to my to-read list immediately.

Thank you so much for sharing,
Carina @ Fictional Distraction

Books For All Seasons said...

Very interesting book! The cover looks intriguing. Great pick! Thank you for sharing!

Sam

Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

This one sounds really good! I hope it's as good as it sounds!


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Giselle said...

I haven't read Rebecca but I'm really intrigued by it it's been on my TBR list for months. This one sounds wonderful as well.

Giselle
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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds good! Thanks for sharing.

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Lauren M said...

I haven't read Rebecca, so I'll still have the element of surprise, luckily! New Girl sounds really creepy! Definitely looking forward to it. :)

Grace Fonseca said...

WOW. I love the blurb for this book. Sounds wonderful. Great choice. Come visit me as well.

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A. Knight said...

Is this a companion novel to Rebecca? Sounds like it. This sounds creeptastic, and I'm going a little gag for the possible romance (really, is that anything new? Wait, how would you know? *lol*). Excellente.

- Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

eden.kaye said...

how did you get the NaNoWriMo word count button thingy? I can't find it!! :D

danya said...

LOL, I've read this description before and apparently didn't clue into the fact that it was a retelling of Rebecca. *facepalm* Now I am definitely more interested!!

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

@eden -- I found the word count bar here: http://www.languageisavirus.com/nanowrimo/word-meter.html

They should have one up on the NaNo site eventually, but so far no dice :\

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