Waiting On…Tonight The Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales

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This week I’m waiting on…

Title Tonight The Streets Are Ours
Author Leila Sales
Pages 288 Pages
Genre Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
To Be Published September 15th, 2015
Find It On Goodreads

From the author of This Song Will Save Your Life comes a funny and relatable book about the hazards of falling for a person you haven’t met yet.

Seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley is recklessly loyal. Taking care of her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose in her life and makes her feel like she matters. But she’s tired of being loyal to people who don’t appreciate her — including her needy best friend and her absent mom.

Arden finds comfort in a blog she stumbles upon called “Tonight the Streets Are Ours,” the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter. When Peter is dumped by the girlfriend he blogs about, Arden decides to take a road trip to see him.

During one crazy night out in NYC filled with parties, dancing, and music — the type of night when anything can happen, and nearly everything does — Arden discovers that Peter isn’t exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn’t exactly who she thought she was, either.

Sometimes, all it takes is one book. One book to inflame the imagination. One book to inspire the spirit. One book to transform an author from previously unknown to a trusted, permanent resident on a reader’s automatic to-buy list. For me, Leila Sales’ This Song Will Save Your Life was one such book. When I reviewed the novel back in September 2013, I described it as being “beautiful and important with the power to change lives”. This was not hyperbole. Sales’ authentic and often brutal coming of age narrative about identity and belonging remains one of the best contemporary young adult novels I have ever read, and I feel confident that her upcoming publication will be no different. Following the life of seventeen-year-old Arden as she travels to New York City in order to meet a blogger whose work she has always admired and inadvertently discovers herself along the way, Sales’ latest promises to be every bit as colourful, insightful and unexpected as its predecessor and I could not possibly be more excited to see what else it has in store. I need this book in my life.

12 responses to “Waiting On…Tonight The Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales”

  1. Lauren says:

    This actually looks quite cool! I am going to add it to my TBR! 🙂
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  2. Fi says:

    Great pick! I still haven’t read This Song Will Save Your Life which I really should do, so many of my friends have told me it is amazing. I will definitely be picking up a copy of this one too, it sounds like my sort of contemporary read 🙂
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  3. christine daniellec says:

    I love the title for this book it’s like something that’s from a song.
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  4. I enjoyed This Song Will Save Your Life and I’m definitely excited about this book. I love the idea of it… and that cover pulls me right in.

    Great pick!

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  5. Katie says:

    Wow–another Leila Sales book! Exciting because I love This Song Will Save Your Life. That cover is luminous!
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  6. I loved This Song Will Save Your Life, and I can’t wait to check out her next book. She’s got such a great voice! Awesome pick!

    Here’s My WoW!
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  7. Maya says:

    I’ve heard the best things about This Song Will Save Your Life and so really need to read it:) I like how honest you find her writing- and I love reading about finding out where you belong or who you truly are- such roller coaster rides!
    I bet it will be as great as her previous book and I hope you love it:D
    Great pick!
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  8. I have been meaning to read ‘This Song Will Save Your Life’ pretty much since it was published and I shamefully haven’t got around it. I definitely need to get my hands of it before this one comes out!
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  9. Kaitlyn says:

    I have had my eye on this book for quite some time now! The cover is what originally caught my attention, but after reading the blurb, I knew this would be a book I would enjoy! Check out my WOW!
    P.S. I love your blog! It’s adorable!

  10. Great choice! I have been pretty excited for this one too. I have heard great things about her other book which has made me more excited for this one as well. Pus the cover is so pretty!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
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  11. Hey, this sounds right up my alley! Gotta make sure to add it to the tbr. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
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  12. Oh, this sounds so good! And I like how it’s set in such a short period of time. Also, pretty cover!
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