13 March 2019

The Rest of the Story | Waiting on Wednesday

Hosted weekly by Breaking the Spine 
to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.
(Similarly, Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings.)

Happy Wednesday!

Like Kasie West, Sarah Dessen is another one of my auto-buy authors. I'm always excited to read a new book from her.

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Title: The Rest of the Story
Author: Sarah Dessen
Expected Publication Date: June 4, 2019

Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when she was ten. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges.

Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable…until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother’s family—her grandmother and cousins she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl.

When Emma arrives at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more it starts to feel like she is divided into two people as well. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her.

Then there’s Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family’s history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of North Lake—and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo’s spell as well.

For Saylor, it’s like a whole new world is opening up to her. But when it’s time to go back home, which side of her will win out?

For what book are you waiting this week?
Let me know in the comments below.


  1. This sounds really good!! Is it awful that I haven't ever read a Sarah Dessen? I know!!! :)

    My CWW.

  2. I didn't know there was a new Sarah Dessen coming out! So exciting!

  3. YESSSSSSS! I love all that is Dessen. The End.

  4. I've heard of Sarah Dessen but haven't read anything by her. I hope you enjoy it.