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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (91): Flash Point + Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

And I am back from my vacation! Sunburned, with rashes to boot (from seaweeds -_-) and a refreshed spirit! Bring it on! *cough* Anyway, here are our picks for this week.

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Title: Flash Point by Nancy Kress
Release Date: November 8th 2012
Published by: Viking Juvenile
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Reality TV meets a chillingly realistic version of America--and the fame game is on!

Amy had dreams of going to college, until the Collapse destroyed the economy and her future. Now she is desperate for any job that will help support her terminally ill grandmother and rebellious younger sister. When she finds herself in the running for a slot on a new reality TV show, she signs on the dotted line, despite her misgivings. And she's right to have them. TLN's Who Knows People, Baby--You? has an irresistible premise: correctly predict what the teenage cast will do in a crisis and win millions. But the network has pulled strings to make it work, using everything from 24/7 hidden cameras to life-threatening technology to flat-out rigging. Worse, every time the ratings slip, TLN ups the ante. Soon Amy is fighting for her life--on and off camera.

Why I'm waiting for Flash Point:

Okay, this sounds a little bit like a mash-up of The Girl in the Arena and First Date plus a side of The Hunger Games. A nice combination, if you ask me. How do you predict what teenagers will do in a crisis? That seriously makes me so interested. Reality TV turned gruesome. Sign me up!

Title: Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Release Date: October 8th 2012
Published by: Flux
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Gabe Williams is a guy with big summer plans. He’s got a job as a radio DJ, following in the footsteps of his mentor, and he wants to move far away after graduation. He’s also hoping his best friend Paige will fall in love with him—she’s smart, she’s hot, and she tolerates his music habit. He couldn’t ask for more. His only problem? The rest of the world has known him as Elizabeth for the last eighteen years.

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC FOR UGLY CHILDREN is the story of how Gabe learns to be a guy so he can leave Elizabeth behind. Some good things happen in the course of his summer—Gabe graduates, gets asked out, and gets loved by the fans of his show. But he also gets outed and threatened, and he must defend himself against violence that’s rooted in fear. In essence, Gabe’s journey to find himself is the same one we all take. His is just electrified, amplified, and broadcast into the night.

Why I'm waiting for Beautiful Music for Ugly Children:

This sounds like Shrinking Violet but in reverse. It's a radio DJ who is a guy, pretending to be a girl. I wonder how he does that? I can only imagine what people's reaction will be if they found out the girl they listen to is actually a guy. I think this one is worth a shot. Intriguing. Makes me want to read it now!

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So what are your WoW picks this week? Share them please!

19 comments:

  1. Flash point sounded like a fun read until I got to the end! Reality TV seems to be the big thing now since the HG movie. But this sounds amazing!

    Great picks :)

    My WOW

    P.S Love the layout. I knew there was something different about it! Haha.

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  2. Flash point sounds really awesome! I'm adding that to my to-read list (: Great picks!

    - Kim
    My WoW

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  3. Wow, love the new layout! It's so striking and while I loved your old design, I think I love this one even more :D Anyway, great picks! Flash Point sounds interesting--love the idea of living in a reality tv show. And I absolutely adore books about music so I'm definitely looking forward to Beautiful Music for Ugly Children :) Thanks for sharing!

    Kim @ The Paper Planes

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  4. Oooohhhh... Haven't heard of these. But I'm totally excited for Beautiful Music for Ugly Children. Great picks! :D

    Drop by my WoW?

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  5. Great picks, I have Beautiful Music from Netgalley, I'm going to try and read it soon

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  6. After reading the blurbs, I wanna read Beautiful Music for Ugly People. I love reading stories where the girls disguise themselves as guys. But the opposite of that would be a first. Sounds intriguing. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

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  7. Flash Point looks really cool! Can't pass up another criticism on reality TV right :)

    Jessica @ Books: A true story

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  8. These both sound really awesome!!! Flash Point especially, I will definitely have to add that to my TBR!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
    My WoW

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  9. Enjoy! your choices, they sound great.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday_30.html

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  10. I haven't heard of either of these, but they sound really good. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. This is the first I've heard of these. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

    Safari Poet

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  12. Great picks! I haven't heard of these yet but they both sound really good! I'm definitely adding them to my list now. Beautiful Music sounds especially interesting.

    Thanks for stopping by my post!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  13. Flash Point sounds so great! Can't wait for it. :D thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Ooooo. I haven't heard of these till now. They look really good. Thanks so much for sharing & for stopping by my post :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  15. Never heard of either of these. Love the title: Beautiful Music for Ugly Children. Fresh choices! thanks for dropping by today.

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  16. Oooo sounds like a Hunger Games twist! Great pick :)

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  17. I haven't heard of either of these, but they both look really good! Will have to search more about them. Thanks for bringing them to my attention :)

    Thanks for stopping by,
    @ Livin' Life Through Books

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  18. Flash Point sounds awesome! Thanks for stopping by my wow:)

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  19. As always, you come up with books that no one else has thought of. I really don't know how you do it, Kai, but great job! ;)

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

    - Mauie (The Traveling Reader)

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