Waiting on Wednesday: Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Waiting on Wednesday
by Kiersten White
Release Date: on July 26, 2011

I loved Kiersten White’s snarky characters and world-building in Paranormalcy and absolutely cannot wait for Supernaturally to hit stores!

A lot has changed in the six months since Evie escaped from the International Paranormal Containment Agency with her shape-shifter boyfriend, Lend. She finally has the blissfully normal life she’s always dreamed of, including:
1) A real live high school
2) A perfectly ordinary after-school job
3) Her very own locker (and by the way, rusted metal is every bit as awesome as she imagined)

But Evie’s not-so-normal past keeps creeping up on her…and things get pretty complicated when you factor in:
1) A centuries-old, seriously decaying vampire stalker
2) A crazy faerie ex-boyfriend who is the perpetual bearer of really bad news
3) A major battle brewing between the faerie courts where the prize in question happens to be…Evie herself.

So much for normal

(Waiting on Wednesday idea by Jill at Breaking the Spine)

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Waiting on Wednesday: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Waiting on Wednesday
by Josephine Angelini
Release Date: on May 31, 2011

I just finished reading my Advanced Reader Copy of Starcrossed and it was AMAZING! It’s being pushed as Percy Jackson for girls (and older) and it definitely doesn’t fail in comparison. The characters are well developed, the love story is heart-wrenching, and the Greek mythology is spot on.

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it’s getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she’s haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they’re destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

(Waiting on Wednesday idea by Jill at Breaking the Spine)

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth

Waiting on Wednesday
by Veronica Roth
Published by Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: on May 3, 2011

I just finished reading my Advanced Reader Copy of Divergent and it was AMAZING! I’m on a huge dystopian kick, and this one is one of the best I’ve read in a while. It takes place in a futuristic version of Chicago and is a butt-kicking coming-of-age story. Tris is a character you can easily identify with and Four is a strong love interest.

What I love about this novel is that it’s extremely fast-paced with elements from both the past and the future. I think that’s key to a good dystopian. Definitely reserve your copy today!

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

(Waiting on Wednesday idea by Jill at Breaking the Spine)

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Waiting on Wednesday: Crescendo (Becca Fitzpatrick)

Waiting on Wednesday
by Becca Fitzpatrick
Published by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Release Date: on October 19, 2010

Becca Fitzpatrick weaves a rich tale of fallen angels and forbidden love in Hush Hush and I can’t wait for Crescendo, the sequel! Having met Beccaat a book signing, I have to say she’s amazing in person too :)

Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can’t figure out if it’s for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father’s death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn’t answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

(idea by Jill at Breaking the Spine)

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Waiting on Wednesday: Beautiful Darkness (Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl)

Waiting on Wednesday
Beautiful Darkness

by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: on October 12, 2010

I adored Beautiful Creatures when I read it earlier this year. I loved the fresh voice of a male character, and beyond that every character was rich and vivid and unique. I cannot wait for this sequel!

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena’s family of powerful supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan’s eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there’s no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town’s tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

(idea by Jill at Breaking the Spine)

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