Waiting on Wednesday (68): Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson
Release Date:  May 17, 2016
Published by Chronicle Books

The story follows the unlikely friendship of two young women forged via fan fiction and message boards, and is told entirely in texts, chats, and blog posts.

Gena (short for Genevieve) and Finn (short for Stephanie) have little in common. Book-smart Gena is preparing to leave her posh boarding school for college; down-to-earth Finn is a twenty-something struggling to make ends meet in the big city. Gena’s romantic life is a series of reluctant one-night-stands; Finn is making a go of it with long-term boyfriend Charlie. But they share a passion for Up Below, a buddy cop TV show with a cult fan following. Gena is a darling of the fangirl scene, keeping a popular blog and writing fan fiction. Finn’s online life is a secret, even from Charlie. The pair spark an unlikely online friendship that deepens quickly (so quickly it scares them both), and as their individual “real” lives begin to fall apart, they increasingly seek shelter online, and with each other. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)


There are some mixed reviews of Gena/Finn on Goodreads, but I really think this book sounds interesting because of the fact that the two characters become friends via a community of fans online. With this blog I’ve become a part of the online book community and I have made so many wonderful friendships through this community. And some of my best friends are people that I’ve only met once or twice or three times IRL, and so many other people that I consider friends are people whom I’ve only “met” online. So I think this will be an interesting book to read! 

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll try to stop by your blog! 


  1. Majanka Verstraete

    March 16, 2016 at 7:45 am

    The plot sounds interesting with the online fan communities but I'm not sure if I would like this one.

    Majanka @ I Heart Reading

  2. Jenn Renee

    March 16, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I love any book with the nerdy life as the idea of the book. Meeting online in a fan club, gaming, larping…. anything nerdy or geeky. I can't wait for this one either.

  3. Irena BookDustMagic

    March 16, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    This sounds good! I hope you'll enjoy it once you get it! :)

  4. Laurel-Rain Snow

    March 16, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I love the plot, but the writing style of texts, etc., doesn't really do it for me. I've read this kind of book, and sometimes, you get used to it and it flows. Enjoy!

    Here's mine: “CLOUDS IN MY COFFEE”

  5. Renee

    March 16, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Great pick! Hope you enjoy reading it.

    Renee My WOW

  6. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    March 17, 2016 at 11:46 am

    This sounds great! I used to be big into a Harry Potter website (even helped moderate for a long time) and it led to a few actual relationships (1 marriage and one engagement thus far).

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