Waiting on Wednesday (51) — New Girl by Paige Harbison

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

 New Girl


I hadn’t wanted to go, but my parents were so excited…. So here I am, the new girl at Manderley, a true fish out of water. But mine’s not the name on everyone’s lips. Oh, no.

It’s Becca Normandy they can’t stop talking about. Perfect, beautiful Becca. She went missing at the end of last year, leaving a spot open at Manderley-the spot that I got. And everyone acts like it’s my fault that infallible, beloved Becca is gone and has been replaced by not perfect, completely fallible, unknown Me.

Then, there’s the name on my lips-Max Holloway. Becca’s ex. The one boy I should avoid, but can’t. Thing is, it seems like he wants me, too. But the memory of Becca is always between us. And as much I’m starting to like it at Manderley, I can’t help but think she’s out there, somewhere, watching me take her place.
Waiting to take it back.

New Girl is expected to be released on January 31st, 2012 by Harlequin Teen.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

August 30, 2011



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    August 31, 2011

    Oh. My. God. A Rebecca retelling. *dies* So adding this to the TBR.

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    August 31, 2011

    Very intrigued by this one! Why did Becca go missing? Curious to figure out the mystery going on there. Great pick! :)

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    August 31, 2011

    Another great book. I am adding this one to TBR too. Thanks for sharing and for visiting.

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    Michael/Bookshelf Reviewer

    August 31, 2011

    Sounds interesting. Here is my WoW:

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    August 31, 2011

    Oh, this book sounds super good! I cannot wait for it. Super awesome pick this week! :D

    The Book Basement
    My WoW :)

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    Carrie at In the Hammock Blog

    August 31, 2011

    i hadn't seen this yet! thanks for sharing!

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    August 31, 2011

    Wow, this book sounds so awesome! It's definitely going on my tbr list, for sure!

    My WoW

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    Dea (IvaliceAlliance)

    August 31, 2011

    Hadn't heard of this one. Thanks for the heads up! Adding this to my tbr list. :)

    Teen Readers' Diary

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    Amber Elise

    August 31, 2011

    I love WoW! :) I'm adding this one to my TBR shelf! Thanks so much!

    My WoW @ DuLivre

    New follower as well!@

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    August 31, 2011

    This one sounds great! I have added it to my TBR pile..

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week :)

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    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

    August 31, 2011

    Never heard of this. Or the book it's based on. Sounds interesting anyway. Added to my TBR list.
    Enjoy life!

    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

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    Kai @ Amaterasureads

    August 31, 2011

    I just featured this book as one of my WoW picks last week! Definitely adding it up on my TBR pile because it sounds so good!

    Check out my Waiting on Wednesday picks!

    P.S. Saw your blogiversary countdown. Advance Happy blogiversary! :)

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    Jan von Harz

    August 31, 2011

    This sound really good, but I have to wonder about the cover? Does it refer to the line about a true fish out of water? or maybe Becca is missing because she drowned. Guess I will have to get this one to find out. Great pick!

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    August 31, 2011

    That does sound pretty interesting. And the cover is leading me to wonder if its gonna have a mermaid/siren twist or something since it's underwater!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    Nic @ Irresistible Reads

    August 31, 2011

    This is the first I have heard of it but it sounds good :)

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    Laurel-Rain Snow

    August 31, 2011

    Ooh, sounds like a book full of emotional intensity and secrets. Mysterious events. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST

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    August 31, 2011

    OOOO this sounds like it would break my heart…LOVES it!

    Come see what has us on pins and needles in our WoW. And while your there get the inside scoop on these other cool events like Enter to win a Kindle 3G, and join our Halloween blog hop Zompacolypse 2011!

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    August 31, 2011

    I love Rebecca so I hope this will be good! Great pick!

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    August 31, 2011

    OMG! A re-telling of Rebecca! Mr. Hitchcock would be so pleased! I had no idea this was coming out, thanks for bringing it to my attention!!

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    August 31, 2011

    MUST HAVE! I love the cover, the blurb, and pretty much everything else about it so I need it in my hands as soon as possible. Such a great pick Hafsah!

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    August 31, 2011

    This one sounds really interesting! I hadn't heard of it before so thanks for sharing. :-)

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    August 31, 2011

    Nice pick! Definitely adding this to the TBR pile. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Karis Jacobstein

    August 31, 2011

    It makes me so happy when I stumble upon a WoW highlighting a book I didn't know about… This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!


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    Aeicha @ Word Spelunking

    August 31, 2011

    New follower here!

    This book looks fab! Definitely going on my TBR list.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    Liz. R

    August 31, 2011

    I really love the sound of this one, it's been on my tbr for quite a while and it looks awesome! Like the cover too – simple, but eye-catching. Great pick! :)

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    Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com

    August 31, 2011

    O interesting pick. One I haven't seen before.

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    Cana Elene

    August 31, 2011

    Sounds like a great pick!
    New follower
    Cana (Giveaway going on!)

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    Sash and Em

    August 31, 2011

    can't wait for this one!

    your follower button doesn't seem to work for me :(

    Our WoW

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    August 31, 2011

    This sounds like a good one!

    New Follower

    My WOW

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    August 31, 2011

    it sounds awesome and i love the cover! great pick! :)

    I hope you can stop by our WoW this week.


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    August 31, 2011

    oh my goodness!!! I want this book!

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    Lulu (The Bookworm is Here!)

    August 31, 2011

    Awesome pick!! This sounds so so good… I mean so GOOD! Thank you for sharing! Must go read more on this book…

    Heres Mine

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    Mimi Valentine

    August 31, 2011

    Oh my gosh, this book sounds SO GOOD! Exactly the creepy yet sweet thriller that I'm dying to read! I am definitely adding this to my ever-growing wish list! :)

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    August 31, 2011

    This book sounds so awesome! I definitely need to read it! THanks for sharing :)
    New follower!

    Here's mine: Literary Exploration: Waiting On Wednesday [2]

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    Alyssa (Reader's Refuge)

    August 31, 2011

    So, so cool! Definitely excited about reading this one. Awesome pick!

    Reader's Refuge

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    Under the Covers

    August 31, 2011

    I love Rebecca! I am definietly going to have to read this re telling of it, I can't wait to see how they have adapted it!

    My WoW

    Suzanne @ Under the Covers

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    August 31, 2011

    Woa. How have I not heard of this book? It sounds awesome. I'm adding it to my wishlist immediately. Great pick!!! New follower =)

    come check out my WoW

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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    August 31, 2011

    Great pick! I had not heard about this one before. Definite add :)

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    Jen @ A Reader's Journey

    August 31, 2011

    Great pick, definitely adding to TBR!

    Thanks for checking out my WoW. New follower:)

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    September 1, 2011

    This sounds very dark and mysterious. Great choice! Another good one from Harlequin Teen.

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    Penelope Lolohea

    September 1, 2011

    Oh my gosh, this book sounds awesome! That last line is killer. I'm adding it to my list!

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    September 1, 2011

    CANNOT wait for this one!! =D Awesome pick Hafsah!

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    Lauren M

    September 1, 2011

    This one sounds SO AMAZING! Very creepy, too. Great pick! :)

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    Julia :)

    September 1, 2011

    Oh man this one looks AWESOME!!!! I just love creepy/mysterious books. And the cover is so intriguing. :)

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    September 1, 2011

    this book seems amazing!! Great pick :)

    check out my waiting on Wednesday!

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    Tribute Books Mama

    September 1, 2011

    Sounds interesting and intriguing.


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    September 3, 2011

    COVER LUST!!! I haven't heard of this one before now, but it looks awesome.

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    September 6, 2011

    Oooh, I love the cover for this one, Hafsah. This is my first time hearing of New Girl and it does sounds pretty interesting. I'll be on the lookout. Great WoW pick! =D

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