Waiting on Wednesday–Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always by Elissa Janine Hoole

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 know some people are turned off by religion in YA or books in general, but I find it interesting.  I also have quite a few students who are active in their church and find this topic interesting.  Regardless, the combination of religion, bullying, and “sorcery” in Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always intrigues me.  What do you think?

P.S. It’s my birthday.  Yay! 😀

Sometimes Never, Sometimes AlwaysTitle & Author: Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always by Elissa Janine Hoole

Release Date: November 8th, 2013

Publisher: Flux

Summary (From Goodreads):

Cassandra fears rocking the family boat. Instead, she sinks it. Assigned by her English teacher to write a poem that reveals her true self, Cassandra Randall is stuck. Her family’s religion is so overbearing, she can NEVER write about who she truly is. So Cass does what any self-respecting high school girl would do: she secretly begins writing a tarot-inspired advice blog. When Drew Godfrey, an awkward outcast with unwashed hair, writes to her, the situation spirals into what the school calls “a cyberbullying crisis” and what the church calls “sorcery.” Cass wants to be the kind of person who sticks up for the persecuted, who protects the victims the way she tries to protect her brother from the homophobes in her church. But what if she’s just another bully? What will it take for her to step up and tell the truth?


  1. I’m real curious about this book. The plot seems unique and I like reading about books that deal with real issues. Religion is a hard topic to touch so I’m hoping the author is able to pull it off well.

    AND HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! May you have many more joyous birthdays to come. 🙂

  2. I hadn’t heard of this one before. Sounds really good! Thanks for the suggestion. Please check out my WoW!

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