Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Waiting on Wedneday (#3): The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

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The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: May 20th, 2014
Soccer star Lainey Mitchell is used to getting what she wants, and when her boyfriend Jason breaks up with her for no reason, what she wants is to win him back before the start of their senior year. Lainey and her friend Bianca check the interwebz for tips and tricks, but the online dating advice is all pretty lame.

Then the girls stumble across a copy of The Art of War. Didn't someone once say that love is a battlefield? Jason isn't going to stand a chance once Lainey and Bee go all Zhou Dynasty on him...

Old school strategy and subterfuge meet modern-day dramarama in the story of a girl who sets out to win at all costs and ends up discovering what's really worth fighting for.

Why I Want to Read This Book

The premise really intrigues me. I think it's an interesting take on what would otherwise be an already written plot. I have to admit that I've never read The Art of War yet, but it seems pretty interesting to take war tactics and put them in a modern day, dating context.

Also, I've read a few pages of it because I'm on the street team, and while it's hard to deal with Lainey at the beginning, I'm interested in seeing where she goes and how she progresses as the story moves forward.

And I've heard great things, so I hope it lives up to my expectations! 


  1. I really like the name Lainey...and you're right! The premise does seem intriguing, while the cover is just so cute. :) Nice pick!

    1. It's a cool name. :) Right? I'm excited to read it soon. Seems like a fun read.

      Thanks! :D


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