Our WoW pick this week is The Season by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer!
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a weekly meme that allows bloggers to talk about what upcoming book they’re most looking forward to read!
Expected publication: July 12th 2016 by Viking Children's
Megan McKnight is a soccer star with Olympic dreams, but she’s not a girly girl. So when her Southern belle mother secretly enters in the 2016 Dallas debutante season, she’s furious—and has no idea what she’s in for. When Megan’s attitude gets her on probation with the mother hen of the debs, she’s got a month to prove she can ballroom dance, display impeccable manners, and curtsey like a proper Texas lady or she’ll get the boot and disgrace her family. The perk of being a debutante, of course, is going to parties, and it’s at one of these lavish affairs where Megan gets swept off her feet by the debonair and down-to-earth Hank Waterhouse. If only she didn’t have to contend with a backstabbing blonde and her handsome but surly billionaire boyfriend, Megan thinks, being a deb might not be so bad after all. But that’s before she humiliates herself in front of a room full of ten-year-olds, becomes embroiled in a media-frenzy scandal, and gets punched in the face by another girl.
The season has officially begun…but the drama is just getting started.
Why I'm waiting:
(I would have called it the "ugly duckling turns into a swan genre", but it doesn't really seem that applicable/appropriate in this case?)
I LOVE watching tough, capable girls try and fit into situations that they don't necessarily understand or want to understand, only to learn that yes, it's tough but there is value to it. Mia Thermopolis totally did this in the original Princess Diaries series, and I love seeing that idea continue.