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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (18)

Lovely ladies (and gents) who reads my blog, here I am again! *waves* I always love doing this meme because I get to share amazing and upcoming book finds! Which of course, increases my TBR pile. But still, WoW is probably my most beloved meme. :)

This is a somewhat special WoW because I'm featuring 4 books. Yep, you've read that right. I can't seem to narrow down my selection, so I'm featuring all 4! We have a dystopian, paranormal, and 2 contemp novels! So now you can imagine how big my TBR list is for 2011.

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: Dark Parties by Sara Grant
Release Date: April 2011
Published by: Little, Brown

Dark Parties is a dystopian novel about a country that generations ago closed its borders to people and ideas. No one knows what exists outside their protected society. Neva and her best friend secretly plot to force the government to open its borders. Anyone who threatens the government seems to disappear mysteriously. Neva receives a message from her grandma who vanished without a trace 10 years ago, inviting her to escape to the outside. Now she has a choice–stay and save her country or leave and save herself.

Title: Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler
Release Date: March 1st 2011
Published by: Flux

Star basketball player Chelsea "Nitro" Keyes had a full ride to college—and everyone's admiration back home. Then she took a horrible fall during senior year. Now a metal plate holds her together and she feels like a stranger in her own family.

That summer, Chelsea's dad hires Clint, a nineteen-year-old ex-hockey player and "boot camp" trainer, to work with her at a northern Minnesota lake resort. As they grow close, Chelsea finds that Clint's haunted by his own tragedy. Will their romance end up hurting them all over again—or finally heal their heartbreak?

Title: The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy
Release Date: May 3rd 2011
Published by: Simon Pulse

Three sisters. One life-changing summer.

Calla loves summer because summer means Duncan. They’ve been best friends for years, but Calla has never worked up the nerve to tell him how she really feels. This summer, the summer before college, is Calla's last chance.

Violet isn't much of a rule breaker in real life. But this isn't real life, this is summer, and Violet is determined to make the most of it. Besides, a little sneaking out never hurt anyone. And sneaking out with James is 100% worth the risk...even though James is completely off-limits.

Daisy has never been the sister that boys notice, but when sparks fly with Joel at the first bonfire of summer, it seems so easy and right. So why is being his girlfriend so complicated?

Title: Chime by Franny Billingsley
Release Date: March 17 2011
Published by: Dial

Before Briony's stepmother died, she made sure Briony blamed herself for all the family's hardships. Now Briony has worn her guilt for so long it's become a second skin. She often escapes to the swamp, where she tells stories to the Old Ones, the spirits who haunt the marshes. But only witches can see the Old Ones, and in her village, witches are sentenced to death. Briony lives in fear her secret will be found out, even as she believes she deserves the worst kind of punishment.

Then Eldric comes along with his golden lion eyes and mane of tawny hair. He's as natural as the sun, and treats her as if she's extraordinary. And everything starts to change. As many secrets as Briony has been holding, there are secrets even she doesn't know.

Why I'm waiting for Dark Parties:

I've had my eye on this book for a while now. A place closed off to the rest of the world? I absolutely love the premise of the story, and I'm very intrigued to see how it's going to turn out.

Why I'm waiting for Playing Hurt:

Just so you know, Holly is one of the nicest authors I've come across! I've always had a special spot in my heart for real, contemporary YA novels and Playing Hurt comes up high in my list. Doesn't it give off a "Cutting Edge" vibe? Though this isn't about skating... It's about healing two people, overcoming tragedies and of course, love.

Why I'm waiting for The Summer of Firsts and Lasts:

I have Pure in my TBR pile and I've been pining for After the Kiss for a long time now and now Terra Elan McVoy has a new book coming out! I can't believe I haven't read even one of her books, and like I've mentioned before, I love stories that revolves around sisters. Definitely looking out for this one.

Why I'm waiting for Chime:

Paranormal is one of my beloved genres, and it made me love the genre more when I've read a couple of fantastic YA Paranormal (Siren!), so I will give Chime a try. The girl in the cover looks like a doll. A very pretty and creepy doll...

Share your WoWs for this week, please. I'm in the mood to discover more awesome books in your posts!


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  1. Holy WoW! 4 books! I have to say that I've been eyeing up Chime for a while. I have a deep love for all things paranormal and this has got witches and ghosts, so it sounds good to me!

  2. Wow. You have quite a crop here. Never heard of Dark Parties, but I love that name. Good picks!

  3. I am excited about Chime, looks so good! Swamps and spirits and witches---love that kind of stuff! I will definitely be reading Playing Hurt when it hits shelves, A Blue So Dark was amazing!

    All great picks!

  4. You always share great upcoming books to us! And I really thank you for that, but, I heychu for making my TBR pile grow bigger! HAHA.

  5. thanks for sharing... please visit me back

  6. Great picks! Especially Playing Hurt and Summer of Firsts and Lasts!

  7. They all sound really interesting! I really liked the sound of Playing Hurt. Adding these titles to my wishlist!

    Here are my WOW's:

  8. All these books look good! I am really intrigued by Dark Parties, though. It looks awesome!

    My WoW is Last Sacrifice

  9. All of these look good! I definitely want to read Dark Parties, I love dystopian, and Chime also looks intriguing.

  10. Dark parties sounds the most interesting. I want to read it mainly so I can see how the cover relates to the story!

  11. Ooooh Dark Parties sounds good! So many dystopian ones I've got to read next year...the cover is very intriguing as well - is that a dripping snowflake? And why is the person covering their eyes?

  12. The Summer of Firsts and Lasts sounds like such a sweet and summery read! Perfect for taking to the beach! Great picks!


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