Waiting on Wednesday is, of course, brought to us by the lovely Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Wow, I've done a week of Waiting on Wednesdays... that's cool.
Anyways, I'm really excited for both these books.
First up, we have:
The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith - To be released November 2nd, 2010
Law Walker knew Katie Mullens before she was crazy. Before her mother died. Law knows Katie’s crazy now, but she’s always been talented. And she keeps filling sketch pads even though her drawings have gone a little crazy as well—dark, bloody. What Law doesn’t know is that these drawings are real. Or were real. Katie draws what she sees—and Katie sees dead people. People who have died—recently, and not so recently—in accidents, from suicide, even a boy who was trapped in a house that burned down more than 100 years ago. And it’s this boy who makes Law want to get to know Katie all over again. So what if his dad doesn’t want him dating a white girl? So what if people think Katie is dangerous? The ghost boy is hiding a secret that Law needs to know—and it’s much bigger, much more shocking than anyone ever expected.
(Summary from goodreads.)
Why I want this: Ghosts. Cute boy. Forbidden romance (love that, always). Interracial relationships can be rare in books (and tv and movies) and that's not true to life. GHOSTS. Psychic drawings (kinda like the Dark Visions books by L. J. Smith). I love the name Law. AND the cover is gorgeous. Oh, and The Other Side of Dark by Joan Lowery Nixon is really good.
The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney - To be released November 2nd, 2010
Some schools have honor codes.
Others have handbooks.
Themis Academy has the Mockingbirds.
Themis Academy is a quiet boarding school with an exceptional student body that the administration trusts to always behave the honorable way - the Themis Way. So when Alex is date raped during her junior year, she has two options: stay silent and hope someone helps her, or enlist the Mockingbirds - a secret society of students dedicated to righting the wrongs of their fellow peers.
(Summary from goodreads.)
Why I want this one: Because it sounds INCREDIBLE. I actually got a bookmark of this when I got Nightshade and I just think it sounds really, really good. And I really like the cover.
Oh! But look what I found. It's a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird... do you think they did that on purpose?? They must have, right? What do you guys think?
Peace and cookies,
Edited to add: After I wrote this up, they changed the cover somewhat. So here's the new cover: