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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (84)

I am so psyched this week! I'm gonna be seeing Lauren Oliver when she comes here for a signing! :)

Anyway, here are the books we are waiting for this week:

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: Anything But Ordinary by Lara Avery
Release Date: September 11th 2012
Published by: Hyperion Book CH
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Summary (from Goodreads):

An inspiring, bittersweet love story about making every day count.

Bryce remembers it like it was yesterday. The scent of chlorine. The blinding crack and flash of pain. Blood in the water.

When she wakes up in the hospital, all Bryce can think of is her disastrous Olympic diving trial. But everything is different now. Bryce still feels seventeen, so how can her little sister be seventeen, too? Life went on without her while Bryce lay in a coma for five years. Her best friend and boyfriend have just graduated from college. Her parents barely speak. And everything she once dreamed of doing—winning a gold medal, traveling the world, falling in love—seems beyond her reach.

But Bryce has changed too, in seemingly impossible ways. She knows things she shouldn’t. Things that happened while she was asleep. Things that haven’t even happened yet. During one luminous summer, as she comes to understand that her dreams have changed forever, Bryce learns to see life for what it truly is: extraordinary.

Why I'm waiting for Anything But Ordinary:

I love how the book cover looks (aside from being an underwater shot), I love all the blurriness on some places, it kind of relates well with the "blurred" times on Bryce's life when she was in a coma. And I love how this sounds so much like a contemporary, but it also gives out that mysterious, maybe a bit paranormal vibe. It reminds me a little bit of Lucid. And who doesn't love that first one-liner?

Title: The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abé
Release Date: August 21st 2012
Published by: Random House Publishing Group
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Chosen to be a charity student at a boarding school in World War I England, sixteen-year-old Lora discovers her long, latent magical powers just in time to battle an evil bent on decimating the school.

Why I'm waiting for The Sweetest Dark:

I'm a big fan of Shana's Drakon series! (Loved The Smoke Thief!) So I was surprised when I found out she's releasing a YA novel. The summary reminds me a little bit of CJ Daugherty's Night School but with a historical twist. It also makes me wonder what Lora's latent powers are. And oh, another gorgeous cover.. I love how the smoke merges with her body...


So what are your WoW features this week? Share your links please! Would love to find new books to add to my list!


  1. Wow! I haven't heard of these 2 books yet but they're really interesting! Definitely adding them to my tbr pile!
    Thanks for sharing! :D

    MY WoW

  2. Historical fiction are becoming rampant these day. Will definitely check these two out! Thanks for sharing Kai!

    Mr. Book Wonder

  3. I totally want to read the Drakon series.

    Here's my WOW pick.

    Wit and Sin

  4. Both look very interesting! Especially anything but ordinary

  5. Hi there :) just popping in...
    Both books sound like they will be good reads!

    :) Here is my choice...
    Waiting On Wednesday

  6. The Sweetest Dark sounds awesome! Greats picks. I hope you get to enjoy them both soon:)

  7. Already added THE SWEETEST DARK to my to-read list earlier today thanks to another WoW, but thanks so much for sharing ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY with us - I hadn't heard of it before, but it sounds really awesome. :)

    Fictional Distraction

  8. Eep, I'm so jealous that you're going to get to see Lauren Oliver this week! I wish authors would come to my city - but they never do! I hadn't heard of your picks, but they sound great - adding them to goodreads now, thanks :)

  9. Haven't heard of these but they both sound really good!!

    Thanks for stopping by the blog :)

  10. The Sweetest Dark sounds good will have to add it to my TBR.

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  11. Hm. Not really my type of reads, but Anything But Oridinary sounds pretty interesting.

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Livin' Life Through Books

  12. WOW Anything But Ordinary sounds amazing! 5 years in a coma! How awful for life to have passed her by. It also sounds a little paranormal with seeing the future so I might enjoy that! Thanks for sharing and visiting My WOW!

  13. the sweetest dark looks awesome! i've read a couple of shana abe's adult titles before & i didn't know she's branching out to YA. adding to my wishlist. great pick :)

    my WoW.


  14. I'm looking forward to both of these too :). I definitely like the idea of someone waking up out of a coma after a few years. I'm sure it'll make for an interesting book. And I came across the second one a little while ago. I haven't read anything yet by the author though.

    And I think it's so cool that you're going to see Lauren Oliver. I loved Delirium and I'm planning on reading Pandemonium soon.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  15. ooh, both have amazing covers and sound fantastic! thanks for showing them--adding them to my tbr pile now! :D

    thanks for stopping by. :)

  16. Ah! They both sound amazing! I think I like The Sweetest Dark more. It sounds magical and adventurous. Fabulous picks, Kai!

  17. Hi, Kai!

    Thanks for commenting on my WOW! Much appreciated!!

    These two choices are wonderful!! I especially like the second one, but both are mysterious-sounding...and I love that! Yes, I get hints of the pararanormal, too, in "Anything But Ordinary".

    Thanks for featuring these books!! : )

    Maria @

  18. Kai! This one looks GOOD! Oooh, and you totally have my attention with the Night School reference ;D
    I still haven't read it (have it sitting here, looking pretty!), but seriously! So intrigued! Great pick :)

  19. I just found out about The Sweetest Dark and I think it looks really interesting. I love the cover and the setting of WWI.

  20. Great wow picks :) Sorry for replying late and thanks for stopping by!

    The Muggle


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