Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (220)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week I am waiting on Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson (5/1/2017):

Description on Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Finley Price has perfected two things: how to direct a world-class production, and how to fly way, way under the radar. The only person who ever seems to notice Finley is her best friend, the Bertram's son Oliver. If she could just take Oliver's constant encouragement to heart and step out of the shadows, she'd finally chase her dream of joining the prestigious Mansfield Theater.

When teen movie stars Emma and Harlan Crawford move next door to the Bertram's, they immediately set their sights on Oliver and his cunning sister, Juliette, shaking up Finley and Oliver's stable friendship. As Emma and Oliver grow closer, Harlan finds his attention shifting from Juliette to the quiet, enigmatic, and thoroughly unimpressed Finley. Out of boredom, Harlan decides to make her fall in love with him. Problem is, the harder he seeks to win her, the harder he falls for her.

But Finley doesn't want to be won, and she doesn't want to see Oliver with anyone else. To claim Oliver's heart—and keep her own—she'll have to find the courage to do what she fears most: step into the spotlight.
Why I’m Waiting:
I love Jane Austen. While Mansfield Park is my least favorite of her novels, I still have read it several times. And I’m beyond surprised and ecstatic to have a YA retelling of it! I actually don’t think I’ve ever read a retelling of this particular book. I love the theater element of it. And I love that the snooty neighbors are teen movie stars…I can’t wait to see the other similarities/differences.
What are you waiting on this week?

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