Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Waiting On: The Fine Art of Truth or Dare

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen
To be published: February 16, 2012
Pretty in Pink meets Anna and the French Kiss in this charming romantic comedy

Ella is nearly invisible at the Willing School, and that's just fine by her. She's got her friends - the fabulous Frankie and their sweet cohort Sadie. She's got her art - and her idol, the unappreciated 19th-century painter Edward Willing. Still, it's hard being a nobody and having a crush on the biggest somebody in the school: Alex Bainbridge. Especially when he is your French tutor, and lessons have started becoming, well, certainly more interesting than French ever has been before. But can the invisible girl actually end up with a happily ever after with the golden boy, when no one even knows they're dating? And is Ella going to dare to be that girl? {}
It was the cover of this book & that quirky title which captured my attention first.  Plus a reference to Pretty in Pink?! Sign me up.  I can always enjoy a story about the least likely girl grabbing the most likely dude.  Yeah it's been told time & time again, but there's a reason for it... because people like it.  With this one coming out around Valentines Day, I think it'll be a perfect story to devour with sweet, romantic goodness.

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



  1. The reference to Pretty in Pink is what nailed me too. I want this so so bad! Throw in the fun synopsis and quirky title and I'm down for hunting this book.

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  2. This one looks super cute.  I've out it on my wish list as well.

  3. Sash from Sash and EmFebruary 1, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Hey! I'm getting this one in the mail sometime during the holiday and reading it. Want it after? :) Let me knowww!

  4. I'm soooo excited for this title! It sounds awesome! Here’s my
    post! ~ Jen
    P.S. Have you heard of the 2012 YA Audiobook Challenge? Check it out! I’d love to have you join me.

  5. Ginger, I enjoy your blog and your graphics are beautiful! I'm now following you via Google Reader. As a former middle school LA/reading teacher and current School Library Media Specialist, I give a special thumbs-up to your education/career goals of joining us in the crazy, wonderful land of middle school!

  6. i love everything about this. the cover. the title. the character names. ALL OF IT. 

    i want it.

  7. I'm really looking forward to this one too. Great pick! =D

  8. Erm, I think I'd be hard-pressed to NOT be smitten with a French tutor! OOH LA LA.

  9. this is a super cute cover, I can see why it grabbed your attention.. I want to see the rest of her skirt though. I love frilly skirts. :) Adding this to my list! :)

  10. Hee, we have the same pick this week! I'm so excited for this, ack!! I agree on the Valentine's Day bit, I couldn't pick a better date. Except you know, NOW. Here's what I said about it: :)

  11. I so want to read this book! :) It's so awesome and I absolutely love the cover

  12. I CANNOT wait for this one!! I think it sounds so perfect; and the synopsis saying that it combines two of my favorite books EVER?? YAY!!

    Stop by and see what I'm Waiting on this Wednesday!

  13. Oooh, I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this. It sounds absolutely awesome! Great pick. :)

    Fictional Distraction

  14. Haha I have this scheduled to feature next month! It looks super cute and anything that references Anna and the French Kiss is a win in my book.

  15. Looks too darn cute! 

  16. I stumbled over this one a few weeks ago and it sounds a very entertaining contemporary story. I'm enjoying this genre more and more.

    My WoW

  17. I'm really excited for this one as well! I loved the mention of Pretty in Pink and agree with you it's just a story that will never get old and will remain in hearts forever!

    Great Choice
    My WoW:

  18. This sounds super cute, love the cover. :)


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