Thursday, April 23, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday (4) a bit late... again

Man, I should just do this as Waiting On Thursday. I can't seem to remember to do it on Wednesday. Anyways, Waiting On Wednesday comes to us courtesy of Jill at Breaking the Spine.

My picks this week are:

Alyzon Whitestarr by Isobelle Carmody

Are Alyzon’s new abilities a blessing . . . or a curse?

Alyzon Whitestarr doesn't take after her musically talented father or her nocturnal, artistic mother. In fact, she’s the most normal member of a very eccentric family . . . until the day that an accident leaves her more unique than she ever could have dreamed.

Suddenly colors are more vibrant to Alyzon; her memory is flawless; but strangest of all is Alyzon’s sense of smell. Her best friend smells of a comforting sea breeze. She registers her father’s contentment as the sweet scent of caramelized sugar. But why does the cutest guy in school smell so rancid?

With Alyzon’s extrasensory perception comes intrigue and danger, as she becomes aware of the dark secrets and hidden ambitions that threaten her family. In the end, being different might be less of a blessing than a curse...

Summary from amazon.com.

Why I want this: I'm not sure if one of these covers is hardcover and one is paperback, or if one is the US cover and one is the UK cover, but I think I like the one on the right better, even though Shooting Stars Mag makes a good point that the girl on the left cover looking a bit like Alexz Johnson, who's one of my favourite singers.

Kladeiscope Eyes by Jen Bryant

Will Lyza’s 1968 summer mystery lead to . . . pirate treasure?

When Lyza helps her dad clean out her late grandfather’s house, a mysterious surprise brightens the sad task. In Gramps’s dusty attic, Lyza discovers three maps, carefully folded and stacked, bound by a single rubber band. On top, an envelope says “For Lyza ONLY.” What could this possibly be? It takes the help of her two best friends, Malcolm and Carolann, to figure out that the maps reveal three possible spots in their own New Jersey town where Captain Kidd (the Captain Kidd, seventeenth-century pirate) may have buried a treasure. Can three thirteen-year-olds actually conduct a secret treasure hunt? And what will they find?

Summary from amazon.com.

Why I want this: The cover is cute and it sounds good. It just annoys the heck out of me that I can't for the life of me spell kaledeiscope on the first try!

And the real star of this show:

Meridian by Amber Kizer

Half-human, half-angel, Meridian Sozu has a dark responsibility.

Sixteen-year-old Meridian has been surrounded by death ever since she can remember. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders would burrow into her bedclothes and die. At her elementary school, she was blamed for a classmate’s tragic accident. And on her sixteenth birthday, a car crashes in front of her family home—and Meridian’s body explodes in pain.

Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she’s a danger to her family and hustled off to her great-aunt’s house in Revelation, Colorado. It’s there that she learns that she is a Fenestra—the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. But Meridian and her sworn protector and love, Tens, face great danger from the Aternocti, a band of dark forces who capture vulnerable souls on the brink of death and cause chaos.

Summary from amazon.com.

Why I want this: I want, I want, I want, I want, I want!!!!!!!!! The cover is gorgeous, Tens sounds really cool (weird name, though), her name is neat, the concept itself is great, and it sounds amazingly executed.

That's it for this week. Sorry it's a bit late!
Peace and cookies,
Laina

3 comments:

  1. I like Alexz too. :) And nice picks. I've never heard of the second one but the cover is too cute!!!

    -Lauren

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  2. I'm really looking forward to Meridian too. I think it sounds awesome.

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  3. Lauren: Cool!!! It is, isn't it? :)

    I Heart Monster: Doesn't it look great? And the author seems supernice, she emailed me thanking me for featuring her book.

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