Waiting on Wednesday #55: ‘Love in the Time of Global Warming’ by Francesca Lia Block


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, Hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


Love in the Time of Global Warming

Love in the Time of Global Warming #1

Francesca Lia Block

Publication Date:
August 27th, 2013

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Hardcover, 240 pages

Her life by the sea in ruins, Pen has lost everything in the Earth Shaker that all but destroyed the city of Los Angeles. She sets out into the wasteland to search for her family, her journey guided by a tattered copy of Homer’s Odyssey.

Soon she begins to realize her own abilities and strength as she faces false promises of safety, the cloned giants who feast on humans, and a madman who wishes her dead.

On her voyage, Pen learns to tell stories that reflect her strange visions, while she and her fellow survivors navigate the dangers that lie in wait. In her signature style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its destruction and as frightening as it is lovely. At the helm is Pen, a strong heroine who holds hope and love in her hands and refuses to be defeated.

Good Reads


Saw this one on the cover alone, but once I saw the description I knew I had to have it. I’ve heard great things about this one already! Eeks 😀

What do you think about my pick for this week?


  1. Diana Grace

    August 24, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    I just love the cover! I’m a sucker for pretty covers and yep, will add this to my TBR 🙂

  2. Trix

    August 20, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    I was just thinking about the Weetzie Bat series the other day–so cool that Francesca’s got something new!

  3. Jessica

    March 8, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    I actually had to read some of her stories for my children’s literature and I really liked it. So i’m excited to check this one out too

  4. Lisa Richards

    February 18, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    I love the sound of it and can’t wait to add it to my wishlist.

  5. Jaime Lester

    February 17, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    I have never read anything by this author, but I have always heard wonderful things. And this one sounds great. And that cover is absolutely fantastic!

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  7. LisaILJ

    February 16, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    I have seen this one other WoW and I need to read it. I picked up the ARC at ALA, but other books keep getting in the way.

  8. Alyssa Susanna

    February 14, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    I am SO late on this week’s WOW posts – but this one sounds pretty awesome! I have heard of this author, but I actually haven’t read any of her other books. This cover reminds me of the cover of Litte Bee! It’s so pretty 🙂

    Great choice!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  9. Erika

    February 13, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Sounds good, though the summary is a little vague. I’ve never read one of her books so I wouldn’t know what to expect. I’ll have to see what you think of it once you get a chance to read it!

  10. Jessica

    February 13, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    I haven’t heard that one, but I’m definitely adding it to my TBR list! It looks like a fantastic read! Great pick 🙂

    Here’s my WoW!

  11. Leeanna

    February 13, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    I don’t think I’ve ever read a book by the author (gasp, I know she’s hugely popular) but this might get me into her. I love this bit of the summary: “Like a female Odysseus in search of home”

  12. Jenea @ Books Live Forever

    February 13, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    I have seen this one and it sounds like it is going to awesome. Great choice.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s WoW

  13. Ashley

    February 13, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    This does sound like a pretty cool book! I love how unique the cover is. Can’t wait to read it!

  14. Lisa @ Lost in Literature

    February 13, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    I wasn’t sure if this book was for me when I first heard about it… but it’s starting to grow on me. 🙂 Definitely a beautiful cover!!

  15. Tiffa @ TheBritishBookNerd

    February 13, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    OOh I’ve not heard of this book before – it looks fantastic. :3 Thanks for sharing. ^.^
    Happy Reading! 😀

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd
    My Waiting On Wednesday

  16. Jackie @ the Hardcover Obsession

    February 13, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    What a GREAT pick! I absolutely LOVE that cover, and the title is quite intriguing. At first when I first saw the title I thought it was some scientific novel but then the world Love was there so it must be dystopian, or post-apocolyptic lol! (Im so tired >.<). Anyway GREAT pick!

  17. Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams

    February 13, 2013 at 3:57 AM

    It happened the same to me, spotted this book because pf the cover but added it to my tbr because of awesome summary. Great pick. 🙂
    Check out what I am waiting for this Wednesday…

  18. Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

    February 13, 2013 at 2:18 AM

    I’d totally read this book, it not only sounds awesome but the cover is gorgeous.

    Great pick!

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