Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (59)

Waiting on Wednesday is, of course, brought to us by the lovely Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I've done themed WoW's for 2 weeks now (maybe more, I can't remember), but I don't think this one has a theme... maybe... high school?

Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen - To be released February 17th, 2010

The football field is a battlefield

There’s an extraordinary price for victory at Oregrove High. It is paid on—and off—the football field. And it claims its victims without mercy—including the most innocent bystanders.

When a violent, steroid-infused, ever-escalating prank war has devastating consequences, an unlikely friendship between a talented but emotionally damaged fullback and a promising gymnast might hold the key to a school’s salvation.

Told in alternating voices and with unapologetic truth, Leverage illuminates the fierce loyalty, flawed justice, and hard-won optimism of two young athletes.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want this: I like reading books told by male narrators. Boys' heads are so weird. I think the cover is really powerful... but ew, veiny. I don't like veins.

So Shelly by Ty Roth - To be released February 8th, 2010

Until now, high school junior, John Keats, has only tiptoed near the edges of the vortex that is schoolmate and literary prodigy, Gordon Byron. That is, until their mutual friend, Shelly, drowns in a sailing accident.

After stealing Shelly's ashes from her wake at Trinity Catholic High School, the boys set a course for the small Lake Erie island where Shelly's body had washed ashore and to where she wished to be returned. It would be one last "so Shelly" romantic quest. At least that's what they think. As they navigate around the obstacles and resist temptations during their odyssey, Keats and Gordon glue together the shattered pieces of Shelly's and their own pasts while attempting to make sense of her tragic and premature end.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want this: The cover is gorgeous and I think it sounds really, really good. Plus, I like the font on the cover.

Oh! Here's a theme - male authors. That works. :)

Peace and cookies,
Laina

4 comments:

  1. I am really interested in reading So Shelly, it sounds really amazing.

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  2. Yeah books with male leads are really intriguing because it is a little tougher (for me) to guess how they will react, they don't seem as defined by the rules as female MCs. ^^

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  4. BrittLit: I know, right!!!

    Amber: I agree!! And for me, boys are harder to understand, and it's fun being in their heads.

    Kels: Thanks!!

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