We wanted to do another bookish meme on Wednesday and after doing Can’t Wait Wednesday a few times we decided that would be a fun one to bring around more often! About twice a month you’ll see this meme on our blog.
Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
A smart and twisty debut YA that starts off like Friday Night Lights and ends with the power and insight of Dear White People.
Seton Academic High is a prep school obsessed with its football team and their thirteen-year conference win streak, a record that players always say they’d never have without Seton’s girls. What exactly Seton girls do to make them so valuable, though, no one ever really says. They’re just the best. But the team’s quarterback, the younger brother of the Seton star who started the streak, wants more than regular season glory. He wants a state championship before his successor, Seton’s first Black QB, has a chance to overshadow him. Bigger rewards require bigger risks, and soon the actual secrets to the team’s enduring success leak to a small group of girls who suddenly have the power to change their world forever.
I came across this book recently and immediately knew my next Can’t Wait Wednesday post had to be about this one haha. While I do not really like the cover, I do like the color scheme and the title. What got me really intrigued is the comparison to Friday Night Lights, I adored that show and I like whenever sports are an integral part of a story.
But this is not a feel good book! The synopsis hints at a secret, and I have a feeling I know where this is going. I believe the main character is Black and the school is mostly white rich kids, so you know that’s all going into play again (especially with the reference to Dear White People). All in all I think this might be a hard hitting story!
Had you heard of this one yet? It looks like not that many people added it yet, hopefully this gets some more people excited!!