Waiting on Wednesday | #17


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.

North of Happy by Adi Alsaid


It will be released on April 25, 2017, by Harlequin Teen. 

I am so excited for this book to released next month. It sounds interesting. A young teen wanted to be a chef! I don’t think I read a book that talks about what a teenager wanted to do when they graduated from high school. I thought it was nice to see in the synopsis. It seems it talks about to go against parents, grief, and be strong.

The cover is truly beautiful. It is very simple but colorful. It is not in your face. It brings a sense of calm. It shows you what it will be in the book.

New from the critically acclaimed author of Let’s Get Lost and Never Always Sometimes. In the wake of his brother’s untimely death, a teen chef runs away from home to find his true path in life.

Carlos Portillo has always led a privileged and sheltered life. A dual citizen of Mexico and the US, he lives in Mexico City with his wealthy family where he attends an elite international school. His friends and peers-fellow rich kids have plans to attend college somewhere in the US or Europe and someday take over their parents’ businesses. Always a rule follower and a parent pleaser, Carlos is more than happy to tread the well-worn path in front of him. He has always loved food and cooking, but his parents see it as just a hobby.

When his older brother, Felix — who has dropped out of college to live a life of travel — is tragically killed, Carlos begins hearing his brother’s voice, giving him advice and pushing him to rebel against his father’s plan for him. Worrying about his mental health, but knowing the voice is right, Carlos runs away to the US and manages to secure a job with his favorite celebrity chef. As he works to improve his skills in the kitchen and pursue his dream, he begins to fall for his boss’s daughter — a fact that could end his career before it begins. Finally living for himself, Carlos must decide what’s most important to him and where his true path really lies.


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