'Waiting On' Wednesday (95): Sway by Kat Spears

April 2, 2014 Waiting on Wednesday 15

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**Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.**

Sway by Kat Spears
Publication Date: September 16th 2014
Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin

From Goodreads:

High school senior Jesse Alderman, or Sway as he’s known, could sell hell to a bishop. He also specializes in getting things people want—term papers, a date with the prom queen, fake IDs. It’s all business with Jesse. He has few close friends and he never lets emotions get in the way.

But when Ken, captain of the football team, leading candidate for homecoming king, and all around jerk, hires Jesse to help him win the heart of the angelic Bridget Smalley, Jesse finds himself feeling all sorts of things. While following Bridget and learning the intimate details of her life, he falls helplessly in love for the very first time. He also finds himself in an accidental friendship with Bridget’s younger brother who’s belligerent and self-pitying after spending a lifetime dealing with cerebral palsy. Suddenly Jesse is visiting old folks at a nursing home in order to run into Bridget, and offering his time to help the less fortunate, all the while developing a bond with this young man who idolizes him. The tinman really does have a heart after all.

A Cyrano De Bergerac story with a modern twist, Sway is told from Jesse’s point of view with unapologetic truth and biting humor. His observations about the world around him are untempered by empathy or compassion–until Bridget’s presence in his life forces him to confront his quiet devastation over a life changing event a year earlier and maybe, just maybe, feel SOMEthing, again.
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Why I Can’t Wait: Not even sure what more to say than the entire synopsis appeals to me. As soon as I saw this book yesterday I had to have it! It’s boy POV that seems to have a great bit of humor and perhaps a little angst. The whole Cyrano De Bergerac aspect is a complete WIN for me. September, why you so far away? GIMME GIMME!

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

15 Responses to “'Waiting On' Wednesday (95): Sway by Kat Spears”

  1. Kat Spears

    Thanks so much, Sara. I can’t wait for you to read it either. ARCs will be out soon. I’ll make sure you get an early review copy.

  2. starryeyedjen

    OH MY GOODNESS! How have I not heard of this one before? Of course, I had to add it to my TBR after reading that synopsis. It sounds so freaking adorable, and I always fall for those Cyrano De Bergerac-esque stories. Thanks for putting this on my radar, Sara!
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  3. Fi

    Great pick! I hadn’t heard of this before today but as I’m a huge fan of the Cyrano de Bergerac storyline it’s going straight on to the wishlist. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Sway, such a long time til September!
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  4. tonyalee

    Ah, so this is the book you were talking about earlier! It does sound pretty good. I am not usually a big male POV but, I might give this one a go. (and I will TRY to get it for you :P)

  5. Jenni

    I have yet to find a book I really liked that was from a completely male POV but I will definitely be trying this one out one day. Thanks for sharing

  6. Stephanie

    This book sounds awesome!!! I just wish it didn’t have such a generic YA cover that blends in, ya know!?

  7. Ann S

    Sounds awesome, love a Cyrano story. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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