Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Other Side of Lost

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases!

The Other Side of Lost
Jessi Kirby
Expected publication date: August 7, 2018
Girl Online meets Wild in this emotionally charged story of girl who takes to the wilderness to rediscover herself and escape the superficial persona she created on social media.

Mari Turner’s life is perfect. That is, at least to her thousands of followers who have helped her become an internet starlet. But when she breaks down and posts a video confessing she’s been living a lie—that she isn’t the happy, in-love, inspirational online personality she’s been trying so hard to portray—it goes viral and she receives major backlash. To get away from it all, she makes an impulsive decision: to hike the entire John Muir trail. Mari and her late cousin, Bri, were supposed to do it together, to celebrate their shared eighteenth birthday. But that was before Mari got so wrapped up in her online world that she shut anyone out who questioned its worth—like Bri.

With Bri’s boots and trail diary, a heart full of regret, and a group of strangers that she meets along the way, Mari tries to navigate the difficult terrain of the hike. But the true challenge lies within, as she searches for the way back to the girl she fears may be too lost to find: herself. - from Goodreads
I think we can all relate to trying to portray the perfect life on social media, and I'm looking forward to seeing how Mari recovers and grows.

28 comments:

  1. this one sounds so fun. I have it on my TBR too.

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  2. This sounds a little sad but also like it could be an amazing story.

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  3. I like the sound of this one and it's new to me. Yes, sounds a little sad, but it also seems the protagonist is being thoughtful and making changes - often not a bad thing. Thanks!

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    1. Exactly! I think there's potential for lots of growth.

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  4. Enjoy this one. It sounds like it is going to have an inspiring message.
    Laura :)

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  5. I've been eyeing this one, too!

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  6. I liked the book I read by Jessi Kirby, and based on that I would totally pick this one up!

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  7. This one is already on my list, and I adore the cover!

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

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  8. My first Jessi Kirby book was good, not amazing, but my second (Things We Know by Heart) made me want more and more of her books. I am looking forward to this one too!

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    1. I will have to check out her other books!

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  9. This sounds kind of great. And relatable. Though, I think I’m a hot mess online and in real life.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. THIS SOUNDS AMAZING. It sounds EXACTLY like the kind of book I'd love, honestly I am so, so happy that you spotlighted this today. Running to Goodreads to add it to the TBR, thank you so much! :D

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    1. You're welcome, Marie! This does sound like something you would love!

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  11. Wow, this sounds like it's going to be relatable for a lot of people. It's new to me but I definitely want to read it. Great pick!

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  12. I love Jessi Kirby's novels, so this one is definitely on my TBR list as well. Great pick!

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    1. Thanks, Christina! This will be my first of her novels.

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  13. Ooohh!! This sounds like a really interesting concept! There have been a few books that have explored the effects of social media, and I think that it is so important. I will definitely have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing it. :)

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    1. You're welcome! Yes, the social media aspect and negativity was what drew me to the book.

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