Waiting on Wednesday is, of course, brought to us by the lovely Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Blank Confession by Pete Hautman - To be released November 16th, 2010
Shayne Blank is the new kid in town--but that doesn't stop him from getting into a lot of trouble very quickly. The other kids don't understand him. H...more Shayne Blank is the new kid in town - but that doesn't stop him from getting into a lot of trouble very quickly. The other kids don't understand him. He's not afraid of anything. He seems too smart. And his background doesn't add up. But when he walks into the police department to confess to a murder, it quickly becomes apparent that nothing is as it seems. There's more to Shayne - and his story - than meets the eye. As the details begin to fill in, the only thing that becomes clear is that nothing about Shayne's story is clear at all.
(Summary from goodreads.)
Why I want this: Sweetblood! I loved Sweetblood.
And next we have:
When the Stars Go Blue by Caridad Ferrer - To be released November 23rd, 2010
A dancer driven to succeed.
A musical prodigy attempting to escape his past.
The summer they share.
And the moment it all goes wrong.
Dance is Soledad Reyes's life. About to graduate from Miami's Biscayne High School for the Performing Arts, Soledad plans on spending her last summer at home working in a dance studio, saving money, and eventually auditioning for dance companies. That is, until fate intervenes in the form of fellow student Jonathan Crandall with what sounds like an outrageous proposition. Forget teaching. Why not spend the summer performing in the intense environment of competitive drum and bugle corps? The corps is going to be performing Carmen, and the opportunity to portray the character of the sultry gypsy proves too tempting for Soledad to pass up, as well as the opportunity to spend more time with Jonathan, who intrigues her in a way no boy ever has before.
But in an uncanny echo of the story they perform every evening, an unexpected competitor for Soledad's affections appears: Taz, a member of an all-star Spanish soccer team. One explosive encounter later and Soledad finds not only her relationship with Jonathan threatened, but her entire future as a professional dancer.
(Summary from the author's blog because I didn't like the goodreads one as much.)
Why I want to read this one: I love Carmen and I think the cover to this is absolutely beautiful. Oh, and the title reminds me of this song. Anyone else?
Okay, I think that's everything for this week. What are you guys waiting on this Wednesday?
Peace and cookies,