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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (23)

Why hello everyone! My first WoW post this year!

Aren't you excited? I sure am. :)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: Shine by Lauren Myracle
Release Date: April 1st 2011
Published by: Amulet Books
Summary (from Goodreads):

When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice.

Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, drugs, and intolerance, Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in a deeply intelligent mystery. Smart, fearless, and compassionate, this is an unforgettable work from a beloved author.

Title: The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1) by Aimee Carter
Release Date: April 19th 2011
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Summary (from Goodreads):

It's always been just Kate and her mom--and now her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

If she fails..

Title: Dreams of Significant Girls by Cristina Garcia
Release Date: July 12th 2011
Published by: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Summary (from Goodreads):

Brought together each summer at a boarding school in Switzerland, three girls learn a lot more than just French and European culture. Shirin, an Iranian princess; Ingrid, a German-Canadian eccentric; and Vivien, a Cuban-Jewish New Yorker culinary phenom, are thrown into eachother's lives when they become roommates. This is a story of 3 paths slowly beginning to cross and merge as they spend the year apart, but the summers together. Through navigating the social-cultural shoals of the school, developing their adolescence, and learning the confusing and conflicting legacies of their families' past, Shirin, Ingrid, and Vivien form an unbreakable bond.

Like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, this story takes readers on a journey into the lives of very different girls and the bonds that keep them friends.

Why I'm waiting for Shine:

I have to admit the cover made me take a look at what the book is all about, and I think just with the summary I can say that it's a good, poignant novel. I haven't read any of Lauren Myracle's books but I have a feeling I am going to enjoy this.

Why I'm waiting for The Goddess Test:

The author, Aimee Carter, tweeted about her book a few hours ago, and as always I couldn't resist finding out what the book is about. The summary had me at "Hades". Persephone and Hades' are two of my favorite Gods and Goddess in mythology, and I've always loved reading books that are based on their story.

Why I'm waiting for Dreams of Significant Girls:

Truthfully, this book had me at Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I'm a big fan of the books and the movies, and even before I read that particular line, the summary already gave me the same impression. Don't you just love reading books about sisterhood? I do!


  1. wow, not only one but you post three.
    Nice choice. From the synopsis, I think I am going to enjoy it as well

  2. Three great picks this week! I have to say I'm incredibly excited about The Goddess Test. I hadn't heard of it before now, but it sounds fantastic. I get all giddy with joy whenever I see a YA novel inspired by greek mythology :D Can't wait for these books!

  3. I totally agree with you about the 'Dreams of Significant Girls' I've also added it on my wishlist just because of SOTP, plus the cover is simply beautiful :) Yep, am a full-on cover-slut lol

  4. All of these sound like great reads. I think I am most excited about Shine though.

  5. I heard an interview with Lauren Myracle and I've wanted to read her books ever since. Great picks!

  6. I'm so glad you posted the description of The Goddess Test. I had it on my TBR based on the title, but I didn't know what it was about. I love that myth, so I'm really looking forward to this one now. Thanks!

  7. The Goddess Test looks really good. Definitely my fav of the three. All great picks though!

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  8. All the books you are looking forward to sound amazing but I'm particular interested in the first two. The Goddess Test really does sound amazing. Thanks for sharing them!

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  9. here's mine

  10. Haven't heard of The Goddess Test before but it sounds very promising!

  11. Shine sounds really intriguing , might have to check it out but The Goddess Test really grabbed me I absolutely love anything to do with Greek Mythology , I will definitely be getting this one.

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