Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that were eagerly anticipating.
This weeks book that I'm desperate to get my hands on is:
Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
Publication: March 24, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Cultural, Pakistan
This heart-wrenching novel explores what it is like to be thrust into an unwanted marriage. Has Naila’s fate been written in the stars? Or can she still make her own destiny?
Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows up—but they will choose her husband. Following their cultural tradition, they will plan an arranged marriage for her. And until then, dating—even friendship with a boy—is forbidden. When Naila breaks their rule by falling in love with Saif, her parents are livid. Convinced she has forgotten who she truly is, they travel to Pakistan to visit relatives and explore their roots. But Naila’s vacation turns into a nightmare when she learns that plans have changed—her parents have found her a husband and they want her to marry him, now! Despite her greatest efforts, Naila is aghast to find herself cut off from everything and everyone she once knew. Her only hope of escape is Saif . . . if he can find her before it’s too late.
Why I'm desperate for Written in the Stars:
Okay I'll admit the cover and the title had something to do with me wanting to read this book but apart from that, I just really love to learn about a lot of other cultures because their so different from my own! I'm also very interested because there's also an arranged marriage going on and I know I feel bad for the protagonist but I'm also very intrigued on what the authors plan is on this topic. There's just so many ways she can go about it! Gaahh I can't wait!!