Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine 
that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to read

This week I can't wait for: 

The Chapel Wars
by Lindsey Leavitt
To be Published: May 6th 2014 
by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Acclaimed author Lindsey Leavitt brings her trademark heart, humor, and romance to her hometown--Vegas
Sixteen-year-old Holly wants to remember her Grandpa forever, but she’d rather forget what he left her in his will: his wedding chapel on the Las Vegas strip. Whatever happened to gold watches, savings bonds, or some normal inheritance?
And then there's Grandpa's letter. Not only is she running the business with her recently divorced parents, but she needs to make some serious money--fast. Grandpa also insists Holly reach out to Dax, the grandson of her family's mortal enemy and owner of the cheesy chapel next door. No matter how cute Dax is, Holly needs to stay focused: on her group of guy friends, her disjointed family, work, school and... Dax. No wait, not Dax.
Holly’s chapel represents everything she’s ever loved in her past. Dax might be everything she could ever love in the future. But as for right now, there's a wedding chapel to save.

Why do I want to read this book?

I've enjoyed both of Lindsey Leavitt's previous stories Sean Griswold's Head and Going Vintage, which are - as Elizabeth Eulberg says in the cover blurb - a great blend of hilarious and heartfelt. i.e. fun but also poignant. 

A story set at a Las Vegas wedding chapel sounds like all of those things plus MORE. And there's the promise of a Romeo and Juliet-esque forbidden romance with the 'mortal enemy' wedding chapel owner boy next door. I'm always up for a love story in any form, but this kind is especially exciting. And that cover just screams DELIGHTFUL.  

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I want this so badly! I've read Lindsey's last book and I really liked it. Plus I'm really liking the summary of Chapel Wars and I can't get enough of Contemporary YA! Great Pick :)

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My WoW

  2. Looks interesting :D I like the cover. I hope you will enjoy this book. <3

  3. Sean Griswold's Head was adorable, and this one sounds real fun too! I know Raquel loved it. :)

  4. I need to read Going Vintage;) It has such an adorable cover. Ha! I love the premise of this book and you're so spot-on with the cover screaming delightful. Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention, Lauren:)

  5. I haven't read Sean Griswald's Head, but Going Vintage didn't entirely work for me as I craved a little more depth. I'll be waiting to see what you and other readers think of this one before adding it to my TBR - it seems promising, though. Wonderful pick, Lauren!

  6. YES LAUREN!!!! I'm so excited for this one too! Like you, I really enjoyed Going Vintage, so I'm looking forward to more from this author. Can it be May already?

  7. Not read anything by this author before but this book sure sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. A wedding chapel? Okay, I'm curious now. This seems entertaining. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

  9. I seriously can't wait for this one. I'm a huge LL fan -- Sean Griswold's Head was one of my fave books (and one that really hooked me on YA).

  10. This one just sounds sooo adorable! I definitely can't wait for this guy! I want to take a trip to Vegas with this book, haha. Great pick, thanks for sharing!

    Cyn @ Bookmunchies

  11. Chapel Wars! Whoop! I'm reading this one and I think you'll like this :) It's cute.

  12. Looks like a great book. never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing!

  13. I loved Going Vintage. And I love the sound of this one!!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  14. Vegas? Aww, I may have to pick this up for old time's sake. :)


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