Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday No. 190: Crazy Messy Beautiful, by Carrie Arcos

Welcome to "Waiting On Wednesday"!!
This is a weekly event that 
used to be hosted by
Jill @ Breaking the Spine, until 
very recently.
I have continued to publish these
posts on my own, as I reall
like this meme, which
showcases future releases we book  bloggers 
are eagerly anticipating!!

Here's my choice for this week!

 Crazy Messy Beautiful    
Hardcover, 320 pages 
Philomel Books
February 7, 2017
Art, Contemporary Romance,  
Young Adult Fiction

From National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos–a fresh take on happily ever after, and friendship, that is anything but a love story.  

When your namesake is Pablo Neruda—the greatest love poet of all time—finding “the one” should be easy. After all, sixteen-year-old aspiring artist Neruda Diaz has been in love many times before. So it’s only a matter of time before someone loves him back.

Callie could be that someone. She’s creative and edgy, and nothing like the girls Neruda typically falls for, so when a school assignment brings them together, he is pleasantly surprised to learn they have a lot in common. With his true love in reach and his artistic ambitions on track, everything is finally coming together.

But as Neruda begins to fall faster and harder than ever before, he is blindsided by the complicated nature of love—and art—in more ways than one. And when the relationships he’s looked to for guidance threaten to implode, Neruda must confront the reality that love is crazier, messier, and more beautiful than he ever realized—and riskier, too, than simply saying the words.

Why I'm waiting on this one!

Although I really don't like this cover all that much, the plot is another matter entirely! First of all, how AWESOME is it that someone is actually named after a famous poet? AND a poet whose works deal with love? But, to make things even better, Neruda Diaz, the male protagonist, is an aspiring artist, and so is Callie, the girl who gets involved with him. Add to this a complex love story that is not supposed to be a love story, and.....well, I'm definitely intrigued! I want to know MORE!!

What do you think of my choice?
Leave your link below, so I can
come check out your pick(s)!


  1. I'm not a big fan of the cover either, but the story looks so good! Hope you enjoy, thanks for sharing!!
    Here's my WoW

    1. Hi, Amy!

      Yeah, that cover is just not appealing at all! How ironic that the story is, though! I know I'll enjoy reading this novel!

      Thanks for leaving such a great comment!! <3 :)

  2. What an interesting book! I've not read anything by Carrie Arcos, and I have to be honest - that cover is not doing much for me. :D It definitely does sound good though. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Maria. :)

    Check out my WoW post!

    1. Hi, Alyssa!

      Oh, DEFINITELY!! I haven't read anything by this author, either, but I know I'll enjoy this one! It's got the perfect combination of elements for me! Since I was an Art Major in college, it was a given that I would feel attracted to this book!

      Hope you have a fabulous week, as well! Thanks for the great comment!! <3 :)

  3. Not my usual read but it does sound intriguing. It sounds like something you'd like. You know, the longer I look at the cover, the more it grows on me.

    1. Hi, Barb!

      I know this is not your type of book, but I'm glad you think it sounds intriguing, anyway. And it's definitely something I will enjoy reading! That's an understatement, lol. The fact that art is part of the plot is a HUGE plus for me, as I was an Art Major in college.

      I don't like this cover at all! And I don't think I ever will, either, no matter how much I look and look at it. Lol. But well, everyone has different tastes, so I can understand that you might end up liking it a lot.

      Thanks for the insightful comment!! <3 :)

  4. I have to admit, the cover is striking. It's chaotic but the story sounds like that -- messy and complicated that is. I like this, i think the characters sounds wonderfully complicated and a great read.

    1. Hi, Verushka!

      I don't like the cover at all....but, as you say, the story is messy and complicated, and I DO like that! I know I'm in for a GREAT read!!

      Thanks for the great comment!! <3 :)

  5. Sometimes these are fun when the protagonist and love interest are thrown together like that. Looks like a good one!

    1. Hi, Greg!

      Oh, definitely these types of romances can be fun! I know I'm going to enjoy this book!!

      Thanks for swinging by and commenting!! <2 :)


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