Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #26


 
 


Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper Blog where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wish-list for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wish-list and onto our wonderful shelves.

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols
Hardcover
, 336 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by MTV Books
Goodreads|Amazon

When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complain about the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to death over the noise like everybody else, or I could learn to fly.

Heaven Beach, South Carolina, is anything but, if you live at the low-rent end of town. All her life, Leah Jones has been the grown-up in her family, while her mother moves from boyfriend to boyfriend, letting any available money slip out of her hands. At school, they may diss Leah as trash, but she’s the one who negotiates with the landlord when the rent’s not paid. At fourteen, she’s the one who gets a job at the nearby airstrip.

But there’s one way Leah can escape reality. Saving every penny she can, she begs quiet Mr. Hall, who runs an aerial banner-advertising business at the airstrip and also offers flight lessons, to take her up just once. Leaving the trailer park far beneath her and swooping out over the sea is a rush greater than anything she’s ever experienced, and when Mr. Hall offers to give her cut-rate flight lessons, she feels ready to touch the sky.

By the time she’s a high school senior, Leah has become a good enough pilot that Mr. Hall offers her a job flying a banner plane. It seems like a dream come true . . . but turns out to be just as fleeting as any dream. Mr. Hall dies suddenly, leaving everything he owned in the hands of his teenage sons: golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson. And they’re determined to keep the banner planes flying.

Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business—until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers—and the consequences could be deadly.

 
OK, longest synopsis ever. I remember when this book came out and it seemed like everyone was getting it. I haven’t heard anything about it though! I was skimming through Goodreads reviews and it looks like it has some mixed reviews. It looks pretty good to me though.

Have you read this book yet? What are your thoughts on it?

26 comments:

  1. It does look interesting but I feel like it could be a story where the synopsis gives it all away and you can easily guess the rest of the book.
    Hope you will be able to read it and if enjoy it :)

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    1. I agree. This synopsis does seem to give a lot away. I'm hoping it doesn't though.

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  2. I have not read a Jennifer Echols book in awhile. This does sound good. New follower. I am looking forward to your posts.

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    1. Thanks for following! I haven't read anything by here either so I'm hoping I like her writing!

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  3. I've heard mixed things about this too, but I love the cover.

    My WW:
    http://booksojourner.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-wishing-on-wednesday-perfect.html

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    1. I love the cover too. Hopefully if I read it I'll be one of the people with good things to say.

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  4. I would give this book a try! Seems like it could be a pretty good read :)

    Julie

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  5. I love how this book sounds!!! Haven't read a book by this author though, so I don't know what's her writing style. I'd sure give it a try if I get a chance to read it.
    Here is my WW
    http://iloveteenbooks.blogspot.com/2013/01/wishlist-wednesday-8.html

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    1. I haven't read anything by her either. I hope you get a chance to read it!

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  6. This book looks great, it's been on my TBR pile for a while now. Hope you get it soon.

    My WW

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  7. Cool cover, and it sounds good too! Enjoy!

    Lisa
    My WW

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  8. I have this book :) But I've yet to read it. I've never read a book by the author before! Awesome choice.

    Janina
    My WW!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you get a chance to read it. I would love to know what you thought of it!

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  9. I've been wanting to read this for a while; great choice! :)

    http://www.fortheloveoffilmandnovels.com/2013/01/wishlist-wednesday-2.html

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  10. I'm DYING to read this book! Hope you enjoy it when you get it :)

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  11. I have heard of this one before and it has been on my TBR list for a while now too. Hope you get it soon! Also thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog

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    1. Thanks! I hope you get a chance to read it too! It seems to be on quite a few peoples lists.

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  12. This is definitely on my wishlist as well!
    Happy Reading!

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  13. This definitely has the longest synopsis I've read today! I hope you enjoy it if you get it :)
    I'm a new follower

    my WW

    Shona

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    1. Thanks for following! It definitely has a long synopsis. I hate it when books do that.

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