Waiting on Wednesday: Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Written in the Stars
Author: Aisha Saeed
Release Date: March 24th 2015
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books

This heart-wrenching novel explores what it is like to be thrust into an unwanted marriage. Has Naila’s fate been written in the stars? Or can she still make her own destiny?

Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows up—but they will choose her husband. Following their cultural tradition, they will plan an arranged marriage for her. And until then, dating—even friendship with a boy—is forbidden. When Naila breaks their rule by falling in love with Saif, her parents are livid. Convinced she has forgotten who she truly is, they travel to Pakistan to visit relatives and explore their roots. But Naila’s vacation turns into a nightmare when she learns that plans have changed—her parents have found her a husband and they want her to marry him, now! Despite her greatest efforts, Naila is aghast to find herself cut off from everything and everyone she once knew. Her only hope of escape is Saif . . . if he can find her before it’s too late.


  1. Written is Stars does look interesting!
    here's our WOW

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  2. I'm really looking forward to this book, too! I love cultural fiction :-D

    Sarah @ Good Books & Teacups

  3. This looks like an interesting book to read, I guess I should add it to my to-be-read list then. Great choice by the way.
    My Waiting On Wednesday!

  4. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy it!!
    Here's my WoW: http://thecouchpotatoesdigest.blogspot.com/2015/01/waiting-on-wednesday-infinite.html?m=0

  5. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it.
    My WoW

  6. Written in the Stars has a beautiful cover and sounds really good as well! Great pick!
    Check out my WOW

  7. This sounds fascinating. What a great sounding book. Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

  8. Oh wow this one sounds really good and that cover is stunning. Great pick!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives


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