Waiting on Wednesday: BAD ROMANCE & BOY ROBOT

Jill at Breaking the Spine started Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) as a way for bloggers and book lovers to share the books they're anticipating to read the most. Come back each Wednesday for posts about "the" books that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

Nancy's WoW

Bad Romance
by Heather Demetrios
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 
Pages: 368

A heart-wrenching novel about a sixteen-year-old girl trapped in a destructive relationship—and the path she takes to freedom and happiness.

Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.

Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape.

Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.

Christy's WoW

I remember being at YallWest and someone telling me, "You need to be in this line at this time because you don't want to miss this book." Of course, they were talking about BOY ROBOT, a book that as soon as I got my hands on it, I couldn't wait to read it (except I did and now it's burning a hole in my TBR!

October 25th 2016
by Simon Curtis
Publisher: Simon Pulse

Seventeen-year-old Isaak discovers the truth about his origin and the underground forces that must come together to fight against a secret government organization formed to eradicate those like him in this high-octane science fiction debut.

There once was a boy who was made, not created.

In a single night, Isaak’s life changed forever.

His adoptive parents were killed, a mysterious girl saved him from a team of soldiers, and he learned of his own dark and destructive origin.

An origin he doesn’t want to believe, but one he cannot deny.

Isaak is a Robot: a government-made synthetic human, produced as a weapon and now hunted, marked for termination.

He and the Robots can only find asylum with the Underground—a secret network of Robots and humans working together to ensure a coexistent future.

To be protected by the Underground, Isaak will have to make it there first. But with a deadly military force tasked to find him at any cost, his odds are less than favorable.

Now Isaak must decide whether to hold on to his humanity and face possible death…or to embrace his true nature in order to survive, at the risk of becoming the weapon he was made to be.

In his debut, recording artist Simon Curtis has written a fast-paced, high-stakes novel that explores humanity, the ultimate power of empathy, and the greatest battle of all: love vs. fear.


  1. Ooh nice picks! New to me ones! Not sure they're for me, but hope you both totally love them once you read them!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I so love that you comment every week on our post! AND OMG YES to your pick! Our November book talk features the Firebird trilogy!

  2. I'd not heard of Bad Robot! But I really cannot wait to read Bad Romance. Heather's books are sooo good! I'm sure this one will be no exception. :D I hope you enjoy these books when you get a chance to read them!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

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