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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (96): Uses for Boys & Ashes of Twilight

The weather in Manila is crazy. I'd appreciate it if you, my lovely readers, can send some prayers our way. We hope the torrential rain stops soon. 90% of Manila (where I am) is already flooded.

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Release Date: January 22nd 2013
Published by: St Martin’s Press
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Summary (from Goodreads):

From an extraordinary new YA talent comes a debut novel about a girl who turns to boys—until she finally learns to lean on herself.

Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now her mom is gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, bringing home the next stepfather. Anna is left on her own—until she discovers that she can make boys her family. From Desmond to Joey, Todd to Sam, Anna learns that if you give boys what they want, you can get what you need. But the price is high—the other kids make fun of her; the girls call her a slut. Anna's new friend, Toy, seems to have found a way around the loneliness, but Toy has her own secrets that even Anna can't know.

Then comes Sam. When Anna actually meets a boy who is more than just useful, whose family eats dinner together, laughs, and tells stories, the truth about love becomes clear. And she finally learns how it feels to have something to lose—and something to offer. Real, shocking, uplifting, and stunningly lyrical, Uses for Boys is a story of breaking down and growing up.

Why I'm waiting for Uses for Boys:

I love the sound of this book as a whole. It's heartbreaking, edgy, and I have a feeling it's another one of those books that will make me love the YA contemporary genre even more. I marveled mostly at the blurbs this book has (Ellen Hopkins, come on!) and really, just what it's all about.

Title: Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler
Release Date: November 13th 2012 by
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city that was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century to protect the royal blood line of England when astronomers spotted a comet on a collision course with Earth. Humanity would be saved by the most groundbreaking technology of the time. But after nearly 200 years of life beneath the dome, society has become complacent and the coal is running out. Plus there are those who wonder, is there life outside the dome or is the world still consumed by fire? When one of Wren's friends escapes the confines of the dome, he is burned alive and put on display as a warning to those seeking to disrupt the dome’s way of life. But Alex’s final words are haunting. “The sky is blue.” What happens next is a whirlwind of adventure, romance, conspiracy and the struggle to stay alive in a world where nothing is as it seems. Wren unwittingly becomes a catalyst for a revolution that destroys the dome and the only way to survive might be to embrace what the entire society has feared their entire existence.

Why I'm waiting for Ashes of Twilight:

Domed cities, royal bloodlines, comet collisions... it's got all the elements I love in my dystopian novel! It's got the right amount of intrigue and suspense, based on the summary and I loved what I've read so far. Definitely something that catches someone's attention.

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So what are your WoW picks this week? Please share them with us! And for those in Manila and affected by the weather, stay safe!

18 comments:

  1. Both of these look great! I love the cover of Uses for Boys!

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  2. I'm crossing my fingers for you that the rain will stop soon. :(

    But thanks a lot for sharing these awesome titles with us though - my to-read list just grew again. ;)

    Carina
    Fictional Distraction

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  3. Great choices, Kai! Added Users for Boys on my GR tbr; now I can't wait for that one, either!
    Here's my WWW Wednesdays/WoW.
    I hope you're alright with the weather and all. :)

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  4. They both look really good, but Ashes of Twilight is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing it, now I've added to my TBR.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
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  5. Great picks. Really liked the synopsis of both books. My TBR stack is ever growing!

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  6. Uses for Boys sounds awesome but I am so excited to read Ashes of Twilight, as an Enviromentalist I love that type of book hah, doesn't help that I am a sucker for drama :P

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  7. Ohhhh, I hope that the rain stops soon :(

    Nice pick; I'm looking forward to read Uses for boys.

    My WoW pick

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  8. Both of these look really interesting! Great choices : )

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  9. I'm excited for Uses for Boys too.
    Hope you get to read it soon! Feel free to check out my WoW here

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  10. Really cool picks!

    old follower
    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday-8.html

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  11. Uses for Boys sounds great. It's already on my TBR list. I love the contemporary YA genre.

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

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  12. Ooh...Uses for Boys sounds awesome. I'll be adding it to my list. Never heard of it before. Thanks! Somebody had the guts to put the word "Twilight" in their title?! That alone makes me curious to read it...lol...Great choices!

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  13. Contemporary isn't mt favourite genre but this one sounds really good!

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  14. KAAAAIII! USES FOR BOYS! I WANT! It looks AMAZING ♥

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  15. Hm. Never heard of either pick, but Uses For Boys sounds really interesting. I might have to steal it for my next wow post.

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    @ Livin' Life Through Books

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  16. Great picks! I haven't heard of either of these yet but must add them to my list now. Uses for Boys sounds especially good and I love the cover!

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    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  17. Both of these sound interesting. I'm not a big fan of contemp but that first books sounds especially good. :)
    -Patricia

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  18. Both of these sound very interesting! Thank you for sharing.
    Waiting For Wentworth

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