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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (110): Identity Theft + Pretenders

It's a sickly Wednesday for us, or at least for me it is. *sniff* I think I'm coming down with something... *sniffs again* Anyway, check out our picks this week. They're both awesome! What do you think the theme for the books we picked this week is? :)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: Identity Theft by Anna Davies
Release Date: May 1st 2013
Published by: Point
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Hayley is going to have the best year ever. After years of careful planning, she's ready to serve as student council president AND editor-in-chief of the newspaper. Ivy League, here she comes!

However, just before student council elections, someone creates a fake facebook profile for Hayley and starts posting inappropriate photos and incriminating updates. It must be the work of a highly skilled Photoshopper, but the attention to detail is scary. The embarrassing photos of "Hayley" in her bathing suit reveal a birthmark on her back--a birth mark Hayley has never shown in public. . . .

The situation escalates until Hayley's mother reveals some shocking information. Hayley isn't an only child: She has a twin sister who was adopted by a different family. And that's not all. Soon, Hayley discovers that her long-lost sister isn't just playing a prank--she's plotting to take over Hayley's life . . . by any means necessary.

Why I'm waiting for Identity Theft:

I think I got goosebumps when I read the last line. Wow. I think I need this book RIGHT NOW. Stealing someone's life is already bad, but what if it's being done by a twin sister you never knew existed? And why would this twin sister want to steal her other sister's life? So I'm starting to ask questions, which means I need to get my hands on this book NOW. It's one of the few YA horror books I'm looking forward to read, especially since I'm not a fan of horror at all, this sounds THAT good.

Title: Pretenders by Lisi Harrison
Release Date: October 1st 2013
Published by: Poppy
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Summary (from Goodreads):

My picture is on page eighteen of Noble High's Phoenix yearbook. I am one of the Phoenix Five. You nominated me. You thought I was one of the most outstanding students in our freshman class. You were wrong.

Still, I accepted my award. I acted special. But I couldn't help wondering what it was like to be that way for real. So I broke into Ms. Silver's safe in the faculty lounge and stole all five of our journals. I'm not exposing them out of jealousy or anger. I'm doing this because I am tired of the lies. The bar is too high, and cheating is the only way to reach it. Instagrams are filtered, Facebook profiles are embellished, photos are shopped, Manti T'eo's girlfriend was a anything real anymore?

I found the answer in our journals. These are 100 percent real and 100 percent unedited. The proof is in the pages:

We're all pretenders.

Why I'm waiting for Pretenders:

Tackling what's real and what's not, the pressures of being at the top in a school that has the very best... count me in! What's the Phoenix Five? A position of power? A distinction of the best? Looks like this girl has a lot in her plate. Does she want to be the very best? Expose the school for what it really is? I can't imagine myself going to a school as strict as this book describes. I love me a good mystery YA and this book sounds like a great read for that.


What are you guys waiting for this week? Link your WoWs at the comments section below!


  1. The both sound really cool, but I think Identity Theft is more my kind of book! Thanks for sharing them both :D

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
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  2. Identity Thief sounds really familiar but it'll be interesting to check out this new interpretation of it and the Pretenders sounds intriguing too, delving deeper and past all the facades of high school. Thanks for sharing them :D

    Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews
    My WoW

  3. Both books sound fantastic! Pretenders sounds a bit like Pretty Little Liars meets Gossip Girl and because of how much I loved both series, I'll definitely be looking into Pretenders. And Identity Thief ... Yup. Goosebumps galore.

    Melissa @ Sweet Treats and Thrilling Tales

  4. Whoa. Both of them sound so friggin good and I haven't heard of either or them :O I really enjoy reading narrator's with a darker tone and both of these seem to fit the bill!

    My WOW post

  5. I'd never heard of either of these but both are grabbing my attention. I definitely want to check both out.

  6. Both your choices sound awesome and best of all they are new to me!! I'm definitely adding Identity Thief to my TBR and I might even add Pretenders as well while I'm at it! Great picks.

    My WoW

  7. Oh wow, I hadn't heard of either of these. Since I loved Lisi's Clique series when I was in middle school, I am excited to see what else she can do. :)

  8. I haven't heard of either of these titles. That first one sounds creepy/thrilling, and Harrison's is one I might pick up, just to see what's in those journals. Nice finds!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  9. Woah! Amazing picks! Identity Theft opened up a lot of questions in my mind, so Im adding that to my TBR pile too :) Thanks for sharing :D

    Waiting on Wednesday
    Review: Dare You To

  10. this is one hell of a sci-fi flick book worth reading it thanks for the review

  11. Wow, Identity Theft sounds freakin' awesome, so glad I discovered it on your blog. Yay =D

    Here's my WoW!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile


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