Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (18)

"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".

Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt
Release date: August 10th 2010
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Seventeen-year-old high school senior Shannon Card needs money. And lots of it. She's been admitted to Wellesley, but her dad just lost his job, and somehow she has to come up with a year of tuition herself. But Shannon's dream of making big bucks waitressing at the local casino, the Collosio, disappears faster than a gambler's lucky streak. Her boss is a tyrant, her coworker is nuts, and her chances of balancing a tray full of drinks while wearing high-heeled shoes are slim to none. Worse, time is running out, and Shannon hasn't made even half the money she'd hoped.

When Shannon receives a mysterious invitation to join Aces Up, a secret network of highly talented college poker players, at first she thinks No way. She has enough to worry about: keeping her job, winning the coveted math scholarship at school, and tutoring her secret crush, Max. But when Shannon musters up the nerve to kiss Max and he doesn't react at all, the allure of Aces Up and its sexy eighteen-year-old leader, Cole, is suddenly too powerful to ignore.

Soon Shannon's caught up in a web of lies and deceit that makes worrying about tuition money or a high school crush seem like kid stuff. Still, when the money's this good, is the fear of getting caught reason enough to fold?

This fun, sexy, recession-proof story is a bubbly summer read with surprising depth—great for fans of Sarah Mlynowski.


That last line really sold me! I recently read Two Way Street by her and loved it, so I'm sure this will be just as good! I think this is a newer cover, I'm not sure which one is going to be the final one. Anyways I can't wait! (:

14 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Love that dress!

Maria (Serpentine Library) said...

This sounds a little like a teen version of that movie 21, with Jim Sturgiss. It definitely seems like it'll make a good summer read :)

Christina T said...

I saw a blog tour for this one somewhere. It looks pretty interesting.

Ayesha said...

Hey & Salaam,its nice to see a fellow sister who likes to read.....your review is great

celi.a said...

Sounds like it's full of intrigue. Nice pick!

My WoW this week is Charles de Lint's The Painted Boy.

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

I was going to say the same thing as Maria--sounds a lot like 21. Which I loved, btw, so I'm intrigued by this book. Great pick!

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Emidy said...

Love that concept! It's so original. Great pick, Sara!

Dazzling Mage said...

Ooh, this is a really good pick! And it really looks like a great book. =D

Michelle said...

I really need to read something by this author. All of her books are on my TBR list. This one sounds great and a lot of fun.

Jami said...

First time hearing of this one! Thanks for letting me know!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Hm, I hadn't heard of this one! It does sound like a fun, summer read. Great pick! :D

Bere said...

Ooo sounds great! I agree with Maria & Kris, sounds like the movie 21. I'll have to add this one to my list. Thanks Sara, great pick! =D

Alice said...

Stopping by from the Saturday Network! I'm so excited for this one too - but I liked the other cover more.