Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (66)

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

Should we call this the gorgeous cover edition? :P

The Betrayal of Maggie Blair - To be released April 18th, 2010

In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment—or worse. Accused of being a witch, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be hanged. She escapes, but instead of finding shelter with her principled, patriotic uncle, she brings disaster to his door.

Betrayed by one of her own accusers, Maggie must try to save her uncle and his family from the king’s men, even if she has to risk her own life in the process.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want this: I've quite enjoyed a few books about the Salem Witch trials, and I think this one sounds really good. Plus I love Scotland. :P And, of course, the cover is beautiful. It reminds me of Impossible by Nancy Werlin.

And next:

Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky - To be released May 23rd, 2010

Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her.

Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking.

In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want this: Um, because it sounds awesome? And the cover is beautiful. I love the effects they did to the stock image.

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Peace and cookies,
Laina

Oh! Also!! Early Merry Christmas/Happy Kwanzaa/Winter Solstice/New Year/whatever the heck you celebrate!

2 comments:

  1. Both of these books look great.

    Thanks for the heads up!

    Shelley

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  2. Shelley: Thanks for commenting!

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