Waiting on Wednesday–The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.


I was looking through my TBR list on Goodreads when I came across The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider.  Apparently I labeled it as having received it at NCTE this past November, but I checked my shelves and I don’t have a copy.  Actually, I DO have a copy, but I have an ARC with a different cover and title!  It was originally titled Severed Heads, Broken Hearts.  If you know anything about the cover/title change, I’d love to hear about it!  I love finding a book that sounds like a great contemp with guy-appeal.

The Beginning of EverythingTitle & Author: The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Release Date: August 27th, 2013

Publisher: Katherine Tegen (HarperCollins)

Summary (From Goodreads): Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life.

No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra’s ever met, achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures.

But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: if one’s singular tragedy has already hit and everything after it has mattered quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes?

Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything is a lyrical, witty, and heart-wrenching novel about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.


  1. Oh this sounds awesome, sounds like it would definitely tug on the heartstrings, adding to my TBR!

  2. This sounds really good…and I love the title it has a mysterious ring to it. Great pick!

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  3. This does look really good. I love the occasional male POV and it sounds like a good summer read. Great pick!
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  4. Oh wow! I did hear about “Severed Heads, Broken Hearts”, that’s why that blurb sounds so familiar! lol. No idea what happened with the title/cover change, but I do like the new cover. And the book still sounds really good. ;D

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  5. “Severed Heads, Broken Hearts” is the UK title of “The Beginning of Everything”.

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