Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .
But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
Why I’m waiting?
Fangirl is basically my life story. At least, it is about my fandom life. Fandom is an important part of my life. Starting from when I was in middle school, I had to find outlets for my growing interest in pop culture. Forums, social networking sites, and fanfiction created a community where I could bond with others who shared my interests when my school friends did not. I cannot imagine having to leave behind all that I hold dear to me in fandom.
I feel an extremely strong connection to this book. “THIS IS YOU. READ ME,” the book would shout at me if it had a mouth and a voice. It’s extremely relatable. I’m sure many of us feel this way too. All of us have obsessed over TV shows/movies/books/whatever to the point that it consumed our every waking moments. (Hell, I managed (or still haven’t managed) to pull myself out of the Pacific Rim fandom.) I’m just really excited. The synopsis, that gorgeous cover art. I NEED TO GET MY HANDS ON THIS BOOK. GIMME.
What books are you waiting on?