Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday- March 3, 2010

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Snowball Effect
by Holly Nicole Hoxter
Publication Release Date: March 23, 2010

From Holly Nicole Hoxter's website:

Lainey Pike can tell you everything you need to know about the people in her family just by letting you know how they died. Her reckless stepfather drove his motorcycle off the highway and caused the biggest traffic jam in years. Her long-suffering grandmother lived through cancer and a heart attack before finally succumbing to a stroke. And Lainey's mother--well, Lainey's mother hanged herself in the basement just days after Lainey's high school graduation.

Now Lainey's five-year-old brother is an orphan, and her estranged older sister is moving back home to be his guardian. Meanwhile, Lainey's boyfriend is thinking about having a family of their own, and her best friends are always asking the wrong sorts of questions and giving advice Lainey doesn't want to hear. As she tries to pull away from everything familiar, Lainey meets an intriguing new guy who, through a series of Slurpees, burgers, and snowballs, helps her to make peace with a parent she never understood.


  1. This cover is so cute! It's first thing that grabbed me when I saw your post! Good pick!

  2. I really love this cover. It seems I spot look alike covers all the time, but this one seems to be unique. I love the author's name written on the bottom row of cups! It definitely caught my eye, and the book looks great too.