Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday: Cold Summer by Gwen Cole

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

Cold Summer by Gwen Cole 
Expected publication: May 2nd 2017 by Sky Pony Press

Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future.
Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II.

Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers—friends—die. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.

When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him. Harper reminds him of the person he was before the PTSD, which helps anchor him to the present. With practice, maybe Kale could remain in the present permanently and never step foot on a battlefield again. Maybe he can have the normal life he craves.

But then Harper finds Kale’s name in a historical article—and he’s listed as a casualty of the war. Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. Otherwise, he’ll be killed in a time where he doesn’t belong by a bullet that was never meant for him.

How amazing does this book sound?! Time travel and World War II is totally up my alley. I'm also in love with the cover. Can't it just be May already?

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  1. I don't think that I have heard of this one before! That cover is gorgeous and the synopsis sounds amazing. PTSD is such an important issue to explore and learn about. This book sounds like something I will enjoy. Thanks for sharing it! :)

  2. This sounds like an interesting read! I've been into time travel stories lately, so I'm curious to find out how it works in this particular book.

  3. OMG this book sounds incredible! How have I never heard of it? I really hope its as good as it sounds! Great pick this week, you've earned yourself a new follower :)

    Sinead @ Less Reality More Books

  4. This book totally does sound amazing! WWII and time travel and romance?! Sign me up! I can't wait to read it :D

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  5. Hehe, his name is Kale. :D I'm immature, I know. I have seen this book around! YA contemporary is sometimes difficult for me to get into. This one sounds interesting though. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week, Stephanie. =)

    Check out my WoW post!

  6. Oh wow, that cover is fabulous and so is the blurb. Think I'm going to have to add this to my TBR as well. Thanks for spotlighting it :)

    My WoW

  7. I haven't had the best luck with time travel books, but I hope you enjoy this one! Have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  8. This cover is beautiful! OMG the colors just draw you in and it sounds just as interesting. Great pick.

  9. Such a beautiful cover!! I hope you enjoy this book!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  10. Wow, that cover looks gorgeous! Hope you can enjoy it when it arrives at your place.

    Best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

  11. I just feature this as my WoW a couple weeks ago too! :) This sounds absolutely fantastic. I hope it meets my expectations! Here is my WoW! Just followed on bloglovin! :) Have a great week.

  12. I really am interested in this book for soul purpose that it's going to cover WWII and topics like PTSD which is very important to address. I think this book is going to be amazing! : ) Great post.

  13. I just got this one for review and I cannot wait to read it. I'm excited for the same reasons you are - time travel and world war two!


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