Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (36)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. The purpose of the event is to spotlight the upcoming releases that readers are most looking forward to.

This week, I've chosen:
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

Add it: Goodreads
Publisher: Delacorte BFYR
Release Date: March 13, 2012
It all begins with a stupid question:

Are you a Global Vagabond?

No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path.

Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages, remote Belizean islands, and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they've got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. And the secret to escaping the past, Rowan’s found, is to keep moving forward.

But Bria comes to realize she can't run forever, no matter what Rowan says. If she ever wants the courage to fall for someone worthwhile, she has to start looking back.

Kirsten Hubbard lends her artistry to this ultimate backpacker novel, weaving her drawings into the text. Her career as a travel writer and her experiences as a real-life vagabond backpacking Central America are deeply seeded in this inspiring story.

"Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good." I'm really intrigued by that! I feel like there's a lot that can be done with it and the Global Vagabond plot in general. I haven't had the chance to read Kirsten's debut novel but I did read some really great reviews.

What are you waiting on?


  1. this book has the coolest title!!

    stop by my IMM?!

  2. This sounds amazing. Also, HELLO book set outside the US. Definitely going to keep my eye out for this one.

    The Cait Files

  3. I'm definitely looking forward to this one too! It sounds so great, and it seems like a lot of people like it. Great choice!
    Book Light Graveyard

  4. I haven't read Kristen's debut either, but she's definitely an author I want to become a fan of! I love the whole 'good girl ---> bad. bad boy ---> good" idea and BACKPACKING!! How many YA have I read with backpackers? NONE. I WANT TO READ SOME.

    THANK YOU for making me officially want this novel. For some ridiculous reason, this is my first time reading the synopsis!

  5. "Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good. YES! I'm totally intrigued by that as well :DD I just LOVE books where the two main characters are so different & cross each other's paths <3 Sounds like such an awesome read! Can't wait to read it :DDD

  6. I got this off of Netgalley. I'm very excited to check it out. I've heard nothing but good things about it. Great pick.

  7. Keep seeing this one around a lot! I'mm intrigued by the setting...or rather, settings! And it definitely sounds like a great read - fab pick! :P