"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine where we highlight some of the upcoming books we can't wait to read!
Jessica's Waiting on:
Author: Adi Alsaid
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: April 25th, 2017
Summary: Carlos Portillo has always led a privileged and sheltered life. A dual citizen of Mexico and the US, he lives in Mexico City with his wealthy family where he attends an elite international school. His friends and peers-fellow rich kids-have plans to attend college somewhere in the US or Europe and someday take over their parents' businesses. Always a rule follower and a parent pleaser, Carlos is more than happy to tread the well-worn path in front of him. He has always loved food and cooking, but his parents see it as just a hobby. When his older brother, Felix--who has dropped out of college to live a life of travel--is tragically killed, Carlos begins hearing his brother's voice, giving him advice and pushing him to rebel against his father's plan for him. Worrying about his mental health, but knowing the voice is right, Carlos runs away to the US and manages to secure a job with his favorite celebrity chef. As he works to improve his skills in the kitchen and pursue his dream, he begins to fall for his boss's daughter--a fact that could end his career before it begins. Finally living for himself, Carlos must decide what's most important to him and where his true path really lies.
I'm a huge fan of Adi Alsaid's work -- I absolutely loved Let's Get Lost and Never Always Sometimes, so I'm super excited to get my hands on another work of his! I met him at BookCon a few years ago, and it was a super great experience because in addition to being a great writer, he's a super kind and awesome person.
Not to mention the fact that this book covers a lot of important topics (such as mental health, losing your loved ones, immigration, etc.), so I feel that this will definitely be a vital and eye-opening read. I can't wait to get my hands on it! :-)