Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Waiting On: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
To be published: September 2013 by St. Martin's Press
A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction? [goodreads]

I'm a HUGE Rainbow Rowell fan, so of course I am excited to read her next novel! This one sounds like it's got all the makings that I've come to adore in her stories: humor, wit, drama & that "I don't want this story to end" feeling.

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


  1. Oh, this cover is adorable. Definitely going to be checking this out in September! :)

  2. Eek! So excited for Fangirl. Looks/sounds AWESOME. Rainbow Rowell just seems to /get/ relationships and I can't wait to see her work on a more sisterly type with Fangirl.

  3. I am officially a Rainbow Rowell fangirl. LOVE.

  4. I wanna read this one, too! All of Rainbow Rowell's novels are on my TBR since they sound so good, though I have yet to read one....I hope to soon, though.

    My WoW

  5. Ooh, I'm excited about this one! Of course, I need to read Eleanor and Park's on hold at the library, but I'm getting really impatient!

  6. A book about a true fangirl? I'd absolutely be reading this. Awesome.

    Here's my WoW!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile


  8. gahhhh, given my line of work, i hate the name "cath." it doesn't have the best connotations haha.
    but seriously, i need to read some rainbow rowell.

  9. I am in love with all her covers! I seriously need to pick up copies of her books and STAT.


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