Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (64)

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

Exposed by Kimberly Marcus - To be released February 22nd, 2010

In the dim light of the darkroom, I'm alone, but not for long.
As white turns to gray, Kate is with me.
The background of the dance studio blurred, so the focus is all on her
legs extended in a perfect soaring split.
The straight line to my squiggle,
my forever-best friend.


Sixteen-year-old Liz Grayson is photogirl—sharp, focused and ready to take the world by storm with her camera. But Liz's entire life is called into question when her brother is accused of a crime—and the accuser is Liz's own best friend. As the aftershocks from that accusation rip through Liz's world, everything she thought she knew about photography, family, friendship and herself, shifts out of focus. And for the first time in her life, Liz finds herself unable to trust her own point of view.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want this: I love books with characters who love photography, and this one sounds awesome. Plus, it's told in verse. One question though: what's with her nose? Click the picture to see it bigger and tell me, is something not totally wrong with her nose?

Next up, we have:

Deadly by Julie Chibbaro - To be released February 22nd, 2010

A mysterious outbreak of typhoid fever is sweeping New York.

Could the city’s future rest with its most unlikely scientist?

If Prudence Galewski is ever going to get out of Mrs. Browning’s esteemed School for Girls, she must demonstrate her refinement and charm by securing a job appropriate for a young lady. But Prudence isn’t like the other girls. She is fascinated by how the human body works and why it fails.

With a stroke of luck, she lands a position in a laboratory, where she is swept into an investigation of the fever bound to change medical history. Prudence quickly learns that an inquiry of this proportion is not confined to the lab. From ritzy mansions to shady bars and rundown tenements, she explores every potential cause of the disease. But there’s no answer in sight—until the volatile Mary Mallon emerges. Dubbed “Typhoid Mary” by the press, Mary is an Irish immigrant who has worked as a cook in every home the fever has ravaged. Strangely, though, she hasn’t been sick a day in her life. Is the accusation against her an act of discrimination? Or is she the first clue in a new scientific discovery?

Prudence is determined to find out. In a time when science is for men, she’ll have to prove to the city, and to herself, that she can help solve one of the greatest medical mysteries of the twentieth century.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want this: Two words. Typhoid. Mary.

Okay, that's it for this Wednesday! Sorry for missing last week, but I wasn't feeling up to blogging yet after being sick.

Peace and cookies,
Laina

1 comment:

  1. Excellent choices! I have the second one on my wishlist :)

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