Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (31)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Great by Sara Benincasa
From Goodreads:
In Sara Benincasa's contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, a teenage girl becomes entangled in the drama of a Hamptons social circle, only to be implicated in a tragedy that shakes the summer community.

Everyone loves a good scandal.

Naomi Rye usually dreads spending the summer with her socialite mother in East Hampton. This year is no different. She sticks out like a sore thumb among the teenagers who have been summering (a verb only the very rich use) together for years. But Naomi finds herself captivated by her mysterious next-door neighbor, Jacinta. Jacinta has her own reason for drawing close to Naomi-to meet the beautiful and untouchable Delilah Fairweather. But Jacinta's carefully constructed world is hiding something huge, a secret that could undo everything. And Naomi must decide how far she is willing to be pulled into this web of lies and deception before she is unable to escape.

Based on a beloved classic and steeped in Sara Benincasa's darkly comic voice, Great has all the drama, glitz, and romance with a terrific modern (and scandalous) twist to enthrall readers.

This book had me at "contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby." I'm a huge Gatsby fan, so I have high hopes for this book.

What are you waiting on this week? Leave links to your WoW posts below so I can check them out!


  1. Oh, I love her lipstick shade on the cover. Irrelevant, I know. And the book sounds really great too. I hope yo love it once you get to read it. Really nice pick, Rachel.

    Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by my post earlier.

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  2. "contemporary retelling of the Great Gatsby"? Whoa, that sounds interesting for sure. Thanks for sharing!