“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights anticipated upcoming releases.
Title: The Secret of a Heart Note
Author: Stacey Lee
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Expected Publication date: December 27, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy
An evocative novel about a teen aroma expert who uses her extrasensitive sense of smell to mix perfumes that help others fall in love while protecting her own heart at all costs
Sometimes love is right under your nose. As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, sixteen-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of weeding, mixing love elixirs, and matchmaking—all while remaining incurably alone. For Mim, the rules are clear: falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent. Still, Mimosa doesn’t want to spend her life elbow-deep in soil and begonias. She dreams of a normal high school experience with friends, sports practices, debate club, and even a boyfriend. But when she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman and has to rely on the lovesick woman’s son, the school soccer star, to help fix the situation, Mim quickly begins to realize that falling in love isn’t always a choice you can make.
At once hopeful, funny, and romantic, Stacey Lee’s The Secret of a Heart Note is a richly evocative coming-of-age story that gives a fresh perspective on falling in love and finding one’s place in the world.
I haven’t read any of Stacey Lee’s books yet, but the blurbs always sound really interesting, and I’ve heard nothing but great things about them. And how gorgeous is that cover?? I can’t wait to check out this one!
What upcoming releases are you waiting on?