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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (37)

So how was your week so far? Mine's pretty impressive. And as usual my TBR pile has grown. And has anyone of you read Warm Bodies? I'm kind of in a zombie week this week, Walking Dead Marathon, reading zombie-themed books (Warm Bodies & Enclave).

Here's my picks for this week:

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: Pretty Twisted by Gina Blaxill
Release Date: May 6th 2011
Published by: Macmillan Children's Books
Summary (from Goodreads):

Ros has a secret crush on Jonathan. Jonathan is massively hung up on Freya (even after she dumps him). And Freya? Well, Freya is a beautiful enigma. Even more so when she goes missing without a trace..."Pretty Twisted" is narrated in alternating chapters by Jonathan (16) and Ros (14) who meet online at a time when things are going sour for Jonathan. His stunning girlfriend, Freya, is away at college and they are growing apart - consequently, he is struggling with his own sense of identity. Ros is also experiencing some problems - one of her friends is dating an older man whose strange behaviour gives Ros cause for concern. Meanwhile, the local news has been reporting some kidnappings of teenage girls. So when Freya dumps Jonathan, then seems to disappear off the face of the earth, he enlists Ros' (somewhat reluctant) help in tracking down the girl he still loves. With danger lurking around every corner, their stories become inextricably linked in a way nobody could have predicted...
Why I'm waiting for Pretty Twisted:

Freya is a pretty mysterious girl, and "enigma" sounds like the right word to use to describe her. Another Young Adult mystery-thriller. And I'm interested to know why Johathan's struggling with his "sense of identity". This book sounds like a love triangle w/ a terrifying story. I just know something's going on w/ Freya...

Title: Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz
Release Date: June 21st 2011
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Summary (from Goodreads):

What’s a girl to do when meeting The One means she’s cursed to die a horrible death?

Life hasn’t been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Conner, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she’s irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight.

But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can’t stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma’s been having the oddest dreams. Visions of herself in past lives—visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else.
Why I'm waiting for Spellbound:

The cover for this book has just been recently revealed and I absolutely loved it. It kind of gives a skewed sense of things. And I can't remember the title of this particular book that makes Spellbound sound familiar. Haven, perhaps?

Title: Legacy by Cayla Kluver
Release Date: June 21st 2011
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Summary (from Goodreads):

The first boy disappeared on the day of his birth, on a night when the pale yellow moon of the nighttime sky turned red and bathed the heavens in the ghastly color of blood, on the same night the Kingdom of Cokyri abruptly ceased its merciless attack.

Across the land of Hytanica, under the shadow of the crimson moon, infant boys continued to vanish. Not until the blood had faded from the sky did the disappearances stop and the bodies of the murdered infants were found outside the gates of the city, a final word from the greatest enemy Hytanica had ever known. For the next sixteen years, peace reigned, but one mystery remained unsolved. The Cokyrians had abducted forty-nine newborns, but returned only forty-eight bodies.

Now, as seventeen-year-old Princess Alera of Hytanica is besieged from all sides by suitors vying for the Throne, a teenage Cokyrian boy, Narian, is encountered within the walls of her Kingdom, a boy who will show Alera a world where women serve a purpose and not just a husband. As Narian helps Alera find her voice, she struggles against an arranged marriage that will shatter the life she has scarcely begun to live. And when Narian's shocking past is uncovered, and war with Cokyri looms once more, he must fight to defy a fate ordained at his birth.
Why I'm waiting for Legacy:

Legacy sounds like a great fantasy novel. The story behind Narian's past is so intriguing. I've also read Eleni's (La Femme Readers) review and her description of Legacy as something like Romeo and Juliet and King Arthur had me sold. Two of my most favorite stories combined in one novel? Please send a copy my way, please! And isn't the cover just lovely?


What are your WoWs this week?


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