“Waiting On” Wednesday #1

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme  hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

This is my first time doing this meme. I figure it’s probably a good idea to be in the know about upcoming releases, because I’m generally bad at that… SO. Here’s my first effort!

This one is getting a lot of buzz and comes out in less than a week. I listened to If I Stay and Where She Went in 2014 and am looking forward to reading more of this author’s work. So, without further ado, this week I’m waiting on …

I Was Here by Gayle Forman (obviously)
Hardcover, 288 pages
January 27th, 2015 by Viking Juvenile 

Here’s the blurb (via Goodreads):
Cody and Meg were inseparable.
Two peas in a pod.
Until . . . they weren’t anymore.

“When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.
“I Was Here is Gayle Forman at her finest, a taut, emotional, and ultimately redemptive story about redefining the meaning of family and finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss.”

This books sounds a bit heavy and dark, but I like those kind of reads. And, it’s Gayle Forman! It promises to be a good read. And I will certainly be picking it up when it comes out on January 27th!  

What about you? Will you be picking up I Was Here? What are you waiting on this Wednesday? 

Beth is the founder and editor of Fuelled by Fiction. She is a twenty-something east coast Canadian girl who loves writing about books and feminism.