Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine.
It spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read"
book chosen by me is:

Swear On This Life by Renee Carlino
Expected Release Date: 9th August 2016
Publisher: Atria Books

 (from Goodreads)

When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J. Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.

Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.

That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.

The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?

Why am I waiting for this book?
Last year after reading the blurb for Renee Carlino's Before We Were Strangers, I instantly wanted to read what sounded like an incredibly intriguing book. The result? I was completely blown away by the narrative, which ended up being my favourite book for 2015. Whilst the blurb for Swear On This Life doesn't have the same impact for me, the fact it is written by this author makes me want to read another of her books. I'm eagerly anticipating if this will be in my top five reads for 2016?

What are you waiting for?


  1. This is a new author for me but I like the way this sounds. I will have to check it out. Enjoy!

  2. Sounds like a great book ~ Hope you enjoy it!

    Renee ~ My Wow

  3. Great pick! I didn't know too much about this book before visiting your WoW, but it looks really good.

    Happy reading!

    My WoW

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  4. I haven't heard of this one until now but I love the cover.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian