Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.  I picked another standalone this week, by another author that I really like.  While again it is more of a contemporary read than I normally like, I have read other contemporaries by this same author and enjoyed them.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Beatrice Maria Estrella Giovannini has life all figured out. She's starting senior year at the top of her class, she’s a shoo-in for a scholarship to M.I.T., and she’s got a new boyfriend she’s crazy about. The only problem: All through high school Bea and her best friends Spencer and Gabe have been the targets of horrific bullying.

So Bea uses her math skills to come up with The Formula, a 100% mathematically-guaranteed path to social happiness in high school. Now Gabe is on his way to becoming Student Body President, and Spencer is finally getting his art noticed. But when her boyfriend dumps her for Toile, the quirky new girl at school, Bea realizes it's time to use The Formula for herself. She'll be reinvented as the eccentric and lovable Trixie—a quintessential manic pixie dream girl—in order to win her boyfriend back and beat new-girl Toile at her own game.

Unfortunately, being a manic pixie dream girl isn't all it's cracked up to be, and “Trixie” is causing unexpected consequences for her friends. As The Formula begins to break down, can Bea find a way to reclaim her true identity, and fix everything she's messed up? Or will the casualties of her manic pixie experiment go far deeper than she could possibly imagine?


What do you think, does it sound good?  What book are you eagerly awaiting this week?

38 comments:

  1. I like Gretchen McNeil, so I will add it to my TBR list. It sounds a bit lighter than some of her other books. I hope you enjoy it!

    My WoW: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2016/07/waiting-on-wednesday-johannas-christmas.html

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    1. Yeah, a little more realistic maybe? But I love her books, so I'm all in! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I like this author, and this book sounds good. I hope you enjoy reading it!
    My WoW

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    1. Very excited for this one, and I think a lot of other people are too! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. This book sounds like a cute, contemporary read! I haven't heard of it until now, so thank you for bringing it to my attention ^_^ I've never read this author's books before.

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. Yeah, I'm not a huge contemporary reader, but I love this author, so I know I'll love this book. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I saw this on another blog, and it sounds really interesting! Kind of reminds of The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise. I hope you enjoy it! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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    1. I haven't read that one, but it sounds like a good one! Thanks for returning the stop!

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  5. That cover looks so promising!I don´t know the author or her books, but that title is very tempting :-) Hope you enjoy.
    best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

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  6. I am curious about this one! I like a good contemporary. :)

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm not normally much of a contemporary reader, but I'll read anything by this author. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Hope you enjoy this one. I read it the other week and I was a have but there are so many amazing reviews for it. I'm in the minority. Lol. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Feel free to pop over and check out my my review

    Shubba @ Wee Shubba's World.

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    1. Since it's an author I have really enjoyed in the past, I'll be trying it for sure as soon as I get ahold of it. Thanks for returning the stop!

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  8. I like the premise of this, but I have a feeling I'd get annoyed with the main character. Still, I'm adding it to my goodreads TBR! :)

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    1. I do hate when main characters annoy me so much I can't keep reading. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  10. This is so different from Gretchen's usual. I'm excited!

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  11. Wow, this sounds completely different from Gretchen McNeil's other books, I never would have guessed! Hope you get to read it soon:-)

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    1. I feel like she has a bit of range on her books, but this does seem a bit different from most of them. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. The title is so catchy! I've not read anything by this author and I'm 100% sure this one isn't for me. BUT. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a lovely week, Lisa. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. You might like the author's other books, this is really her only contemporary one that is around. Thanks for visiting!

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  13. I think that this one sounds like a really uplifting story! I hope that you enjoy it! Happy reading! :)

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  14. This sounds good ~ Hope you enjoy it!

    Renee My WOW

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  15. I've been seeing this book around a lot lately! I love contemporary novels, but I felt like this book would get me more frustrated than happy when all the "consequences" started happening. Maybe I'll still pick it up though! Great choice :)

    Lillie @Little Lillie Reads

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  16. This sounds absolutely adorable. I'm adding it to my 'must read'. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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  17. I like the sound of this. I hope you get to read, and enjoy, it soon. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

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  18. I have been having my eye on this one as well. The synopsis made it sound so intriguing that I want to read it too :D

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    1. The synopsis, author, and title, all make me interested! Thanks for stopping by!

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