Waiting on Wednesday: Up to this Pointe by Jennifer Longo

December 16, 2015     booklovi     Uncategorized

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:



 Up to this Pointe by Jennifer Longo

Random House Books for Young Readers
January 16th, 2016
368 pages

She had a plan. It went south.

Harper is a dancer. She and her best friend, Kate, have one goal: becoming professional ballerinas. And Harper won’t let anything—or anyone—get in the way of The Plan, not even the boy she and Kate are both drawn to.

Harper is a Scott. She’s related to Robert Falcon Scott, the explorer who died racing Amundsen and Shackleton to the South Pole. So when Harper’s life takes an unexpected turn, she finagles (read: lies) her way to the icy dark of McMurdo Station . . . in Antarctica. Extreme, but somehow fitting—apparently she has always been in the dark, dancing on ice this whole time. And no one warned her. Not her family, not her best friend, not even the boy who has somehow found a way into her heart. It will take a visit from Shackleton’s ghost–the explorer who didn’t make it to the South Pole, but who got all of his men out alive–to teach Harper that success isn’t always what’s important, sometimes it’s more important to learn how to fail successfully.

I’ve started to realize that I’m really drawn in by unique covers. This one immediately stood out to me and after looking it up, I realized that the cover is done by the same person who made the Fangirl cover, which I love. Once I looked up the description, I was hooked. Talk about a unique storyline!! Really looking forward to picking this one up. Have you guys heard anything about it?


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