Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Home and Away - Candice Montgomery

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for Home and Away!

Home and Away
Candice Montgomery
Series: n/a
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Waited on by: Sam
Tasia Quirk is young, Black, and badass. She's a senior, she's got great friends, and a supportive and wealthy family. She even plays football as the only girl on her private high school's team.

But when a mysterious box arrives, family secrets spill out, and her identity is suddenly called into question. The box is filled with mementos from Tasia’s life, including a birth certificate with a blank paternity line and a photo of her mom in the arms of some white dude... who looks kinda like her. Turns out, the man she always thought was her father isn't. Her brother is really her half-brother. And she's actually bi-racial. ​

Tasia is determined to unravel the lies that have overtaken her life. Which means priority #1 is tracking down her bio dad. Along the way, Tasia discovers that forgiveness is more than an eleven-letter word, and there's a fee for answers. The artsy bisexual boy living with her new grandparents wants to help her find them—if she can stop fighting who she is, beyond the color of her skin.
I am a characters driven reader, and from the description above, Tasia sounds like someone I really want to get to know. She sounds complex, fierce, and really interesting. But it's not just Tasia I want to know more about, I am interested in the family mystery, which eludes to Tasia working though her new found identity issues.

Sounds compelling and emotional and like something that will leave me with all sorts of emotions.

Learn more about this book here.


What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!

42 comments:

  1. Well Sam I agree with you: this one really seems character driven. Self discovery and all ;-) Sophie@bewareofthereader

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    1. I love taking a good journey with an interesting character

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  2. Oh, I am all for character-driven goodness like this! Great find, Sam!!

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  3. I am so here for this insane family drama! It sounds like there will be an immense amount of character growth so count me in!

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  4. Wow, what a wrench to be thrown into your life. Especially at an age where you’re already questioning your identity. Sounds like this could be a powerful read.

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    1. Right? I am anticipating tears and lots of feels

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  5. I love character-driven stories so I added this to my ever-growing TBR. This sounds like an important read too.

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  6. I like having character driven read. Great find!

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  7. Oh my goodness so many good WOW's today! This one looks good too!

    Here's our WOW http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2018/07/waiting-on-wednesday-girl-at-grave-by.html

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  8. I’m starting to be more of a character driven book lover myself. This one sounds good.

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    1. I think most of the books I read are character driven.

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  9. GIRL FOOTBALL PLAYER. That's all I needed to read! And it comes out during football season! GET IN MY HANDS BOOK!

    Thanks for stopping by Take Me Away… earlier!

    -Nikki

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  10. Wow, this sounds like it's going to be an emotional read. I'm already rooting for Tasia, hahaha. Throw in an absolutely gorgeous illustrated cover and I bet it's going to be popular!

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  11. Oooh! This book sounds interesting! Great pick!!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  12. Nice pick! Not my kind of read but I hope you will positively love it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  13. Wow, can you imagine. This does sound intriguing. Great find!

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    1. I am always looking for something emotional and hopeful

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  14. This one is completely new to me, Sam! This sounds like a really powerful story. I hope you love it!

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    1. I try to keep up with debuts and this one caught my eye.

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  15. Ooh family secrets. Yeah this one looks good.

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  16. Keeping my eye on this one as well. I love the sound of a biracial character exploring their identity. Hope it's a good one!

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    1. I always find books dealing with identity interesting, and Tasia sounds so complex too. I am really interested in "meeting" her.

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  17. I love books with bi-racial characters (my youngest daughter is adopted and bi-racial) and with family secrets. I hadn't heard of this one before, but it sounds like it's right up my alley. Thanks for the rec!

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    1. My own daughter is biracial, and I like seeing this explored more and more in books. I remember reading that at some point in the near future, most Americans will be biracial/mixed race. I am glad we are seeing more mixed race characters in books.

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  18. Oooh this sounds so intriguing!!! I can't believe I haven't heard of it before.

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    1. I like to check out debuts, and I think I found it that way. The beautiful cover attracted me, but the description pulled me in.

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  19. This one is new to me! I love how diverse the story seems. I hope you love it, Sam!

    Have a great day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  20. This sounds really interesting!! Tasia Quirk seems like such an amazing character!!! I hope the book is as good as the synopsis!!

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  21. I love a great character driven read too and this one sounds right up my alley. Tasia sounds wonderful and OMG, that box just turns her whole world upside down. Yep, I definitely need to read this one!

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