Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine. On every Wednesday you discuss a book that you are highly anticipating.

I’m kind of mad at myself because I completely forgot to mention this book at last weeks Top Ten Tuesday: 2017 Anticipated Releases because this author is like my Queen and Teacher of Verse lol. But at least she get’s her own post now, right? Thanks to Payton @ Payton’s Book Thoughts for the kindly reminder in her post lol. Check her blog out, she’s so cool and fun =)

This weeks pick is:

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The You I’ve Never Known
by Ellen Hopkins

Release Date: January 24th, 2017

Synopsis from Goodreads:

How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? A new novel in both verse and prose from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins.

Arielle’s life is a blur of new apartments, new schools, and new faces. Since her mother abandoned the family, Arielle has lived nomadically with her father as he moves from job to job. All she’s ever wanted is to stay in one place for an entire school year, and it looks like she might finally get her wish. With a real friend, Monica, who might be even more than a friend soon, things are starting to look up.

But Arielle’s life is upended—and not by her father, but by her mom, who reveals that she never left Arielle. Instead, Arielle’s father kidnapped her, and her mom has been left searching ever since. She wants to take Arielle away, but Arielle has no connection with her mother, and despite everything, still loves her father. How can she choose between the mother she’s been taught to mistrust and the father who sewed that suspicion?


THAT SYNOPSIS!!! THAT COVER!!! OMGOMGOMGOMG!! I cannot wait to have this book in my hands and devour all of it. I’ve always loved Ellen Hopkins writing and she’s very honest with it all. Ellen Hopkins is known for her writing in verse. She’s also a YA Realistic Fiction writer. She does not hide the reality of situations, she does not give you happy cute stories. She gives you emotion filled writing that will have you crying and feeling sympathy for all these characters.

If you have yet to read any of her books, I would suggest reading Identical, Crank, Burned, and Tricks.

Have you read anything from Ellen Hopkins? What are your thoughts? Let’s chat in the comments!


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33 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday

  1. I’ve never read anything by Ellen Hopkins (except for that 1 time in Kindle-epic fail for verse format lol) but I know she’s a fave of yours. I’m def going to read this book in physical format. I think a lot of people go in reading the ebook version & they really don’t work well there. I’m excited to see what she’s all about & that cover is dope! 👌🏼😆💕

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  2. This sounds like a great book Gretchen! I’ve never read anything by Ellen Hopkins before, and never read anything written in verse and prose either, but maybe I should start because this sounds really intriguing.
    When I started reading the blurb I thought it would be a YA contemporary book, I didn’t see that mini-twist coming and it made me about ten times more interested in the story and in Arielle’s character. Also that cover is definitely gorgeous.
    Great pick for this week! 😀

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  3. Big yes to that cover ❤ Love it. I am also digging the synopsis. Although somewhere in the back of my head I am remembering a similar book. Drawing a blank.. shocker there haha. I hope you enjoy this one when you get a hold of a copy. That will determine whether I add it hehe 😉

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  4. Thanks for giving the suggested reading list! I haven’t heard of Ellen Hopkins before, but I really enjoy reading books in verse. As mentioned, reading in verse is often a struggle in ebooks. It can be really frustrating. This is why need my public library system. Super important.

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