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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (78)

It's only Wednesday and I am extremely tired already. *sigh* How's your week so far?

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: Rock On: A story of guitars, gigs, girls, and a brother (not necessarily in that order) by Denise Vega
Release Date: March 5th 2012
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Ori Taylor is the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the Band To Be Named Later, a garage band he started with his friends. After years of being known as the mini version of his sports-star brother, Del, Ori is looking forward to stepping out of his older brother's shadow, learning to perform in public, and rocking the Battle of the Bands contest. Oh, and maybe finally working up the nerve to talk to a girl in person instead of just over e-mail. But when Del suddenly returns from college, he expects Ori to step back into his role of little brother, just when Ori is starting to come into his own.
With his confidence wavering, will Ori be able to overcome his stage fright and lead the band to rock glory? Will the Band To Be Named Later ever get a real name? Will their best performances remain in the garage?
Denise Vega's deft exploration of brothers, bands, friends, and crushes promises to have readers tuning in page after page, because among all the ups and downs of being a teen, one thing's for sure: It's hard to rock out in high school.

Why I'm waiting for Rock On:

Are you kidding? A band named "Band To Be Named Later"? It sounds really cute. I love books about music and usually it's always about the girls, and I find it quite intriguing reading a book through a guy's point of view. It's like Flavors of Dumb mixed with Indigo Blues. I'd love to see how Ori will stop being a shadow of his brother's Del's.

Title: The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando
Release Date: July 5th 2012
Published by: Penguin Group USA, Inc
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Summary (from Goodreads):

An all-day scavenger hunt in the name of eternal small-town glory
With only a week until graduation, there’s one last thing Mary and her friends must do together: participate in the Oyster Point High Official Unofficial Senior Week Scavenger Hunt. And Mary is determined to win.

Mary lost her spot at Georgetown to self-professed “it” bully Pete Lembo, and she’s not about to lose again. But everyone is racing for the finish line with complicated motives, and the team’s all-night adventure becomes all-night drama as shifting alliances, flared tempers, and crushing crushes take over. As the items and points pile up, Mary and her team must reinvent their strategy—and themselves—in order to win.

Why I'm waiting for The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life:

Aside from the fabulous cover, reading about a scavenger hunt sounds like fun! And even though no one dies in this particular type of hunt (been reading too much dystopian novels) it's as crazy as it can be with alliances, conflicts, people outsmarting each other and feelings getting in the way! I'd love to read about all of that!

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16 comments:

  1. Ah...music is pulling you in this week! Both of these sound really cute and that band name is kind of cool. It speaks for itself. Great choices.

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  2. LOL. I laughed at your comment about how no one will die in the scavenger hunt. Yes, sometimes, the things we read will really catch up to us. Sure hope though that monsters and vampires will never come to life (er, non-life as in the case of the vamps. :D)
    Luv your picks this week, Kai! ^_^

    Here are my WoW picks for 2 weeks (this week and the last):

    http://thetravelingreader.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/waiting-on-wednesday-12/
    and
    http://thetravelingreader.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/waiting-on-wednesday-13/

    - Mauie (The Traveling Reader)

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  3. Rock On sounds very interesting! I like the cover! Great choice! Thank you for sharing it!

    Sam
    Books For All Seasons

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  4. haha it's quite funny, as I read the synopsis for The Best Night of your (Pathetic) Life I thought 'it would be cool if it was a murder mystery) and then you mention no dying haha. I haven't been reading too much Dystopian lately... guess I'm just a morbid person lol!

    Great Choices!
    -Kate
    My WoW

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  5. Rock On sounds like such a good 'coming-of-age' story that I really want to read! I love the music side of it that seems to come out of it and the title is pretty snazzy! Hehe.
    I like the idea of The Best Night of your (pathetic) life too!
    Yee.
    Two great picks this week Kai!

    Here's what I'm Waiting On this week!

    Faye

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  6. Both books sound really great :)
    Thanks for the showcase!

    Here is my WoW: http://tinyurl.com/7ghqlot
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

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  7. Both books sound really good and I like the covers.
    Great picks!
    My WOW

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  8. Loving the covers as well. A high school band and scavenger hunt, what's not to love.

    My WOW
    Safari Poet

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  9. Love both of those picks - especially Rock On!! Don't think I'd heard about either of them before but I've added both to my Goodreads :)

    I don't think I've read a good music book in a while so I'll definitely watch out for Rock On.

    here's my WoW post

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  10. A book set up around a scavenger hunt...sounds awesome. Going to add it to my pile.

    Great picks.

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  11. aw, these both have cute covers! awesome.

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  12. The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life looks so interesting!! :D I've read a review about it, and I liked it :) Great pick :)

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  13. Great picks! Both sound really good and I am adding them to my list. I am especially looking forward to Rock On!

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

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  14. Rock On sounds like so much fun! I haven't heard about the 2nd one before. Great picks!

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  15. Both picks sound really awesome! I'm super excited for Rock On.

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  16. Haven't heard of either of these, thanks!
    I will definitely be looking out for reviews of Rock On

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