Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
It will be released on May 30, 2017 by Simon Pulse. It is her debut book, I believe.
I cannot wait to read this book! The synopsis sounds like a good and fun read. I love the name, Dimple. You don’t see that name that often in a book and it is unique. I love how I get to read a fun book that is diverse. It has Indian-American characters and it looks like there actually will be parents involved. You don’t see that in YA that often.
I love the cover. I normally don’t like having faces on the covers because I am a typography nerd and I love to see how covers can be very creative and beautiful but this one. I love it because it shows a beautiful young woman, enjoying her time. I love how the title looks like it was written on the cup, like Starbucks.
May looks like it will be another great month of book releases like it was in 2016! AWESOME!
A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.
Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?
Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him — wherein he’ll have to woo her — he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.
The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?
Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.