Tuesday, June 19, 2012

WOW #28

I'm waiting on

 Uses for Boys

Uses For Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Expected Release Date 2013

If you give boys what they want, they give you what you need. Right?

Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now her mom’s gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, the next stepfather. And Anna has learned a new way to make sense of the world. A way to fill her empty afternoons, her empty house. Anna discovers that boys – from Desmond to Joey, from Todd to Sam - can make you feel less alone.

Everyone at school has heard about Anna and the boys; everyone calls her a slut. Anna’s only friend, Toy, is a girl like her. Toy is a master at using boys, who seems to get everything she wants from them. Anna longs to be Toy, to have Toy’s romantic life, because even when Anna gives boys what they want, she still fails to get what she needs.

When Anna loses Sam, a boy who is more than just useful, a boy so perfect that even Toy could be jealous, she discovers the truth about Toy’s stories – and a truth about herself. That no matter what she barters or gives away, she still has to confront herself – the child inside that’s spent her life yearning for family, belonging and affection. Now, with so much of what she thought true proven to be a lie, Anna finally takes a new look at herself and her life. Could there be a different way of seeing boys? And could she, for the first time, find the strength to take her destiny in her own hands?

Why I'm Waiting?
The cover is so pretty! So many books have the guy be the
"user" so it's nice to see the roles reversed to mix things up a bit.
Should be an interesting story seeing Anna change and fall for Sam.

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  1. Omg, I cannot freaking wait for this book. Sounds so different than most ya books out there. And the cover is gorgeous! Too bad it comes out 2013 :( awesome pick! Was thinking of picking this book this week too...

  2. This book sounds so different and o-so good!

    Great pick! My WoW


  3. Holy sheesh! This is the first time I am hearing of this one, but I will now be awaiting its release! :) Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Reading! :)
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  4. This looks soooo good. Loved that summary and adding to my TBR list, asap! Thanks for sharing :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  5. This book sounds great! thank-you for sharing :)

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    Have a nice week!

  6. That cover is Phenomenal! Love this already! Added to my TBR!

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  7. Hell to the YES. I'm extremely excited to read this one too. I don't remember how or when I came upon this book, but with that amazing cover and exceptional summary to go with it, I was a goner! I am dreaded the long wait we have for this one Jenn. LOL. I think we can manage though ;) Wonderful pick!!

    Jessirae @ Words, Pages, and Books
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  8. i had this added on goodreads for a time now, just needed to see the cover/wow/ wooh
    need need need it
    love contemp and does sound different
    gr8 wow


  9. The cover looks so pretty and I love how the girl seems to be using the guys.
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  10. Great pick, sounds really interesting & I'll add it on my wishlist!

    I hope you'll fix your laptop soon :)

  11. this is new to me... adding it on the pile ;) aweome pick!

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  12. Very nice! and the tables turn.. Love it :)

  13. I'm not into this kind of books, but I'm sure my friend will enjoy this one. I will recommend this to her. Thanks for sharing! :D

    Thanks for dropping by! Happy reading! ^^
    Kari Po-Ku Reads

  14. Not heard of this book before but I am very much intrigued. Great pick.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

  15. Haven't heard of this one either! Hope you love it once you read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  16. This is the first I've heard of this book and I'm very intrigued I shall definitely be checking this out.
    Great pick, thanks for stopping by.

  17. What a great Wow pick. I love the cover. Always love seeing some romance.


  18. Now that is something I'd definitely want to read. Thank you Jen for sharing! I hadn't heard of it before, but it sounds like my kind of book :)

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW this week.

  19. Haven't seen this one around, but my first thought was, "I could think of a few "Uses for Boys"." Bahaha.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW post. Happy Wednesday! :D

  20. wow..this one is new to me, and the synopsis sounds interesting. Great pick! Thanks for sharing it and for stopping by My WoW

  21. Sounds like an interesting read ! I've never heard of it so thank you for sharing. :)
    Great pick, Jennifer.

  22. I really want to read this one too. I love the cover!

  23. Wow! This looks great. I'm going to have to check this out. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. So many good contemps coming out lately. Sounds good. And I love the cover.

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  25. This one definitely sounds like an original contemp. The cover is a plus as well. The only concern I have is that there is a character named "Toy". That may throw me off a bit, lol :) Great pick!
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    Krista @ Nawanda Files

  26. Wow this sounds like a really interesting read! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Great pick! I already have it on my TNT. Gorgeous cover. Thanks for sharing!

  28. This sounds like an interesting book. I'll have to add it to my TBR.

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  29. The cover is absolutely stunning. I can't wait to read this! :)

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  30. I haven't heard of this one before but I just added it to my TBR! Great pick! :)

  31. Enjoy your pick.


  32. You are so right, Jennifer, the cover is GORGEOUS! I can't stop looking at it. Can't wait for this one. Great pick!

  33. This books sounds really good, I need to add it to my TBR.
    thanks for sharing.
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  34. I don't know how I feel about it, will probably read it.

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    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  35. I love the sound of the premises! I have to say i agree to what you have said. And i also love the cover! I'm definitley adding this to my TBR pile.

    Great pick! =D

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  36. Awesome choice, Jennifer! I hadn't heard of this one before, but now that I have, I want to get my hands on it SOON. It sounds really interesting. You have have the most amazing WoW picks!

    And thank you so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it :)

  37. I also love this cover too! It sounds so good too.

  38. i love romantic contemps. this is my kind of book. great pick :)

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  39. I really like the sound of this one, hadn't heard of it before, Great WOW, Definitely adding this to my TBR :)

  40. It's SO gorgeous! I love all those fairy lights :) And it sounds like a great story! I don't think I've heard of it before so thanks for the info!

  41. I just added this one to my TBR list! It sounds so different, and you're right, the cover is amazing. Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  42. New to me! This sounds intense and that cover is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  43. I like this book mostly because of its cover :) it sound very cute though :)
    thanks for sharing!!
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  44. Hi Jennifer ;)

    This book sounds great, yet I've never heard of it before! Hope it's awesome!! Old follower :)
    Thank you for visiting my wow!! Hope your having a fantastic week!!:) xoxo

  45. WOW, this book sounds fantastic! I hadn't heard of it before now, and it is soooo going on my TBR! I love the cover, love the idea of the girl being the user for a change and growing from her mistakes.... Can't wait! Here’s my WoW post!
    ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

  46. Another book I have not heard of but it sounds great!

    New Follower! :)


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