Book Watch: Over You

Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus will be released in the U.S. on August 21, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 288 pages.


It was an easy choice of which book to spotlight for the week of August 21st. While there are some seriously awesome books coming out that week, I have been a fan of Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus for years and Over You is a book I’ve been watching for quite awhile.

I even have an ARC though I don’t think I’ll get a chance to read it before release. But I really, really want to. I, like many, many, many others, became hooked on their writing with The Nanny Diaries when it was released.

I’ve read most of their books, with the exception of their latest – which I plan to read very soon – and Nanny Returns, as I am terrified of sequels to books I think have a perfect ending. But my all-time favorite has to be Dedication. There’s just something about that book that clings to me. I read it ages ago and I still can’t shake it.

And I really loved The Real Real which I didn’t even know was a YA book until I created this post.

I am super excited to read Over You. I love the idea of this girl Max dispensing advice about getting over a boyfriend and then having to actually get over him when he comes back into the picture. I can’t wait to get caught up in another story that these authors have created and follow their main character through what sounds like a potentially painful experience but one that she’ll come away from having learned something.

I love the way each of these authors’ stories has a touch of the bittersweet. And I love that their stories don’t always end on the happiest of notes. So, I can’t wait to find out whether their latest YA endeavor will end happily or will be tinged with sadness. I am definitely hoping for the latter.

With less than three weeks until Over You releases, at least the wait won’t be too painful for this incredibly awesome sounding book by two really amazing authors. But even if the wait were months instead of weeks, Over You is still a book that definitely deserves the spotlight.

To read an excerpt of OVER YOU on the authors’ website, CLICK HERE.

Places to Watch

The authors on TWITTER

The authors on FACEBOOK

Emma McLaughlin on GOODREADS

Nicola Kraus on GOODREADS

The authors’ WEBSITE


About the Book

Goodreads description:

After the grand explosion of her relationship, seventeen-year-old Max Scott developed what every girl in the history of the world has been waiting for: a way to get over being dumped. Now Max is the go-to guru for heartbroken high-school girls all over NYC. But when her ex unexpectedly shows up in her neighborhood, Max’s carefully controlled world starts to unravel. With her clients’ hearts hanging in the balance, Max will have to do the seemingly impossible: get over him once and for all.

Brilliant at bringing humor to the trials and tribulations of the lovestruck, #1 New York Times bestselling authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus have crafted a tale that will resonate with any girl who has ever been in love or had her heart broken. It brims with smart observations, features a pitch-perfect teen voice, and will attract fans of Jenny Han, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Barnholdt. Readers are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sharp spin on breaking up, making up, and getting even.

Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here are some other awesome books releasing the week of August 21st:

The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies #3) by Pittacus Lore

Heaven (Halo #3) by Alexandra Adornetto

Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You by Joyce Carol Oates

Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman (the eBook edition)

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