Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WoW: Tash Hearts Tolstoy (Kathryn Ormsbee)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Tash Hearts Tolstoy
Title: Tash Hearts Tolstoy
Author: Kathryn Ormsbee
Release Date: June 6, 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

From the author of Lucky Few comes a quirky teen novel about internet fame, peer pressure, and remembering not to step on the little people on your way to the top!

After a shout out from one of the internet’s most beloved personalities, Natasha “Tash” Zelenka has found herself and her amateur web series plucked from obscurity and thrust in the limelight. And who wouldn’t want fame and fortune?

But along with the 40,000 new subscribers, the gushing tweets, and flashing Tumblr gifs, comes the pressure to deliver the best web series ever. As Tash struggles to combat the critics and her own doubts, she finds herself butting heads with her family and friends—the ones that helped make her show, Unhappy Families (a modern adaption of Anna Karenina, written by Tash’s eternal love Leo Tolstoy), what it is today.

And when Unhappy Families is nominated for a prestigious award, Tash’s confusing cyber-flirtation with an Internet celeb suddenly has the potential to become something IRL—if she can figure out how to tell him that she’s a romantic asexual. But her new relationship creates tension with her friend Paul since he thought Tash wasn’t interested in relationships…ever.

All Tash wants to think about is the upcoming award ceremony in Orlando, even though she’ll have to face all the friends she steamrolled to get there. But isn’t that just the price you pay for success?

Why I'm Looking Forward To It: Asexual female main character ftw!!! Finally a romance I may be able to truly relate to!

What book are you waiting on this week?

1 comment:

  1. Eeep, thank you for bringing this book to my attention! I'm always looking for more books with Russian aspects, so this is great! :D

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles