Waiting on Wednesday: Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases that readers are eagerly anticipating

Being Sloane Jacobs
by Lauren Morrill
Publisher:  Delacorte
Release Date: January 7th, 2014 

Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure-skater from Washington, D.C., who choked during junior nationals and isn’t sure she’s ready for a comeback. What she does know is that she’d give anything to escape the mass of misery that is her life.

Now meet Sloane Devon Jacobs, a spunky ice hockey player from Philly who’s been suspended from her team for too many aggressive hip checks. Her punishment? Hockey camp, now, when she’s playing the worst she’s ever played. If she messes up? Her life will be over.

When the two Sloanes meet by chance in Montreal and decide to trade places for the summer, each girl thinks she’s the lucky one: no strangers to judge or laugh at Sloane Emily, no scouts expecting Sloane Devon to be a hero. But it didn’t occur to Sloane E. that while avoiding sequins and axels she might meet a hockey hottie—and Sloane D. never expected to run into a familiar (and very good-looking) face from home. It’s not long before the Sloanes discover that convincing people you’re someone else might be more difficult than being yourself.

Why I'm Waiting...

Two Sloane's: An Ice Skater and an Ice Hockey Player....and they switch places. Does this not sound like a Disney Channel Original Movie in the making? I'm a sucker for these types of contemporaries, and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Have you heard of this? What are you waiting on? Don't forget to leave you links in the comments!


  1. I've seen the book around a lot lately but I don't think it's really my cup of tea...
    Hope you get it soon! :)

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  2. This sounds like such a cute book! Will be adding it to my wishlist :)

    Here's my WoW :)

    Laura @ What's Hot?

  3. Great choice! I can't wait to read this. I hope we both enjoy it.
    My WoW

  4. I've been seeing this book around a lot lately and I remember that I wanted to read Meant to Be but never did. Great pick and thanks for stopping by My WW!


  5. It does sound very Disney. ;) I loved Meant To Be, so I can't wait to check this one out! I saw it on NetGalley but I already have too much on my plate right now. :P

  6. I'm not athletic but for some reason I LOVE reading books about athletes, so I cannot wait for this one. Also, I've hear great things about Morrill's Meant To Be. Fingers crossed for this one :)

    -Mari @ The Sirenic Codex

  7. I think I saw this one on NetGalley or Edelweiss or something. I haven't read anything by this author, but she seems very popular! I like the cover :D

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  8. I'm a sucker for these kind of contemporaries too! This is my first time hearing of this, but it's been added to my very long to-read list on Goodreads. :)

  9. This sounds so cute! The idea is awesome and I really loved Meant To Be. Great pick :)

  10. Lauren Morrill is all kinds of adorable. This does sound exactly like a Disney movie! Does that make me too old to be so excited for this? Oh, who cares! ;)

  11. I love the premise, too! Can't wait to get this. The cover is so pretty and it sounds really promising:) Lovely choice!

  12. This sounds kinda like Will Grayson, Will Grayson meets The Parent Trap, and of course I'm adding it to my TBR list even though I haven't read Lauren Morrill's first book yet. Great pick!

    Thanks for dropping by my WoW :D

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making