Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we "can't-wait-to-read". 

This Gorgeous Game by Donna Freitas
Release Date: May 25th 2010
Summary: (Taken from Amazon- longer summary can be found at Goodreads)

A CHILLING NOVEL ABOUT THE ISOLATION OF BEING STALKED AND THE ABUSE OF POWER.

Olivia Peters is over the moon when her literary idol, the celebrated novelist and muchadored local priest Mark D. Brendan, offers to become her personal writing mentor. But when Father Mark’s enthusiasm for Olivia’s prose develops into something more, Olivia’s emotions quickly shift from wonder to confusion to despair. Exactly what game is Father Mark playing, and how on earth can she get out of it? 

This remarkable novel about overcoming the isolation that stems from victimization is powerful, luminous, and impossible to put down.

I'm not the biggest fan of the cover, but the plot sounds intense! I haven't read too many books about this subject, so I'm definitely looking forward to this one. I think it will be very powerful and engaging. I can't wait! :) Oh and the Goodreads summary is a lot longer and more detailed, but I thought the Amazon summary gave a better overview- feel free to check it out though.

What are you waiting on?

7 comments:

Christina T said...

This sounds incredibly different from her last book, The Possibilities of Sainthood, which I loved. It does look like a really interesting story though.

Jami said...

Welcome Back!!!

I haven't heard of this one yet. I agree, not a fan of the cover but the description does get my attention. :)

Morgan said...

This book sounds super good and I love the cover. Great pick!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Yah! Welcome back :)

Faye said...

awesome pick! Ditto w/ the cover :D

Dwayne said...

Why do I feel slightly weary about the theme of this book? >.<

Welcome back!

Stephanie said...

I agree with Dwayne about being a little weary of this topic, but the book sounds interesting, nonetheless. I hope you get your hands on a copy -- I'd love to read your review. Welcome back!