January 17, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (126)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

PURITY by Jackson Pierce

Hours before her mother died, Shelby promised her three things-- to listen to her father, to live life without restraint, and to love whenever possible.

Those promises were easy to keep when she was younger, but things get tricky when she turns sixteen. Shelby's still-grieving father joins a committee at their church to host a Princess Ball-- a dance where young women pledge their purity (namely, their virginity) to their father's safekeeping until they marry.

But Shelby has a Life List-- things she wants to do, to live without restraint like she promised her mother-- and getting married young isn't on it. Waiting until she's thirty to have her first time isn't on it either. But how is she supposed to keep her promise to listen to her father if she refuses to pledge? By exploiting a loophole- by losing her virginity before the Ball.

She and her best friend Jonas make a list of potential partners, but somewhere in-between failed attempts at losing her virginity, trying to answer some lingering questions about God, and planning the Ball with her Dad, Shelby starts to understand what her mother really meant, what her father really needs, and who really has the right to her PURITY.

Release Date: April 24, 2012.


  1. Hm, I like the sound of this one. I also like Jackson Pearce's writing, so I'll probably check it out. Thanks for featuring it! :)

  2. This sounds good: Intense and thought provoking. Love the simplicity of the cover.

    Literary Cravings:Waiting On Wednesday

  3. Wow. Never heard of this. Sounds awesome! Adding it to the list.

    Here's my WoW: http://amandalynsbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

  4. Sounds like an interesting twist... Great pick!

  5. I like Jackson Pearce's other books, so I'm sure I'll like this one. Great pick, thanks for posting.

    Ange @ the Moonlight Reader
    My WoW

  6. I like the cover, simply but elegant. My wishlist will once again expand!

    Here's my WoW.

  7. This sounds really intriguing. I hadn't heard of it before, so thanks a lot for sharing it! Definitely have to add it to me to-read list now. :)

    Fictional Distraction

  8. Never read anything by Jackson Pearce but omg this one is on my list now ;) Awesome pick!

    My WoW picks here

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  9. I've heard of this book but I think this is the first time I have actually read the blurb. It sounds great!!

  10. What a fantastic premise to a book. Love it, great pick. Please check out my WoW. Thanks!

    Anna @ Wandering Librarians

  11. I have been looking forward to this book for-freaking-ever! Love Pearce!

  12. I am definitely excited to see Jackson Pearce's more contemporary writing. If it's anything like her other books, we are in for a great read!

    My WoW: Through the Looking Glass

  13. Definitely excited for this! Jackson Pearce is a great author and this one just sounds so good!

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  14. Love Jackson Pearce. Can't wait to read her new book. Great pick!
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    A Beautiful Madness

  15. Sounds interesting,good pick.


  16. great suggestion.

    Here is my link - http://le-grande-codex.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

  17. Ooh interesting pick! I love how the cover is a lock and what it represents. Also the colour reminds me of the Tiffany's blue.

    Giselle @ booknerd.ca
    Waiting on Wednesday

  18. This sounds like a really great book. Here's my WOW

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  19. WOW, that sounds SO good! Def adding 2 my to-read list! Here's mine! http://marmaladelibby.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html


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