Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (93)

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

Wherever You Go by Heather Davis - To be released November 14th, 2011

Seventeen-year-old Holly Mullen has felt lost and lonely ever since her boyfriend, Rob, died in a tragic accident. The fact that she has to spend most of her free time caring for her little sister and Alzheimer’s-stricken grandfather doesn’t help. But Holly has no idea that as she goes about her days, Rob’s ghost is watching over her. He isn’t happy when he sees his best friend, Jason, reach out to help Holly with her grandfather—but as a ghost, he can do nothing to stop it. Is his best friend really falling for his girlfriend?

As Holly wonders whether to open her heart to Jason, the past comes back to haunt her. Her grandfather claims to be communicating with the ghost of Rob. Could the messages he has for Holly be real? And if so, how can the loved ones Rob left behind help his tortured soul make it to the other side?

(Summary from goodreads.)

The summary of this one kind of reminds me of Chasing Brooklyn. Which I haven't read, so it could be totallt different, but whatevs.


The Sharp Time by Mary O'Connell - To be released November 18th, 2011

Sandinista Jones is a high school senior with a punk rock name and a broken heart. The death of her single mother has left Sandinista alone in the world, subject to the random vulnerability of everyday life. When the school system lets her down, her grief and instability intensify, and she ponders a violent act of revenge.

Still, in the midst of her crisis, she gets a job at The Pale Circus, a funky vintage clothing shop, and finds friendship and camaraderie with her coworker, a boy struggling with his own secrets.

Even as Sandinista sees the failures of those with power and authority, she's offered the chance to survive through the redemptive power of friendship. Now she must choose between faith and forgiveness or violence and vengeance.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want this: I love her name!!! This one will probably make me cry, but that's not a bad thing, right? Also, I love the cover.

So what are you guys waiting on this week?

Peace and cookies,
Laina

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (92)

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


Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez - To be released October 18th, 2011

Now is not the time for Carmen to fall in love. Two weeks before the most important violin competition of her career, she has bigger things to worry about—like growing out of that suffocating “child prodigy” label, and not disappointing her mother. But it isn’t just the wrong time. It’s the wrong guy. Jeremy is Carmen’s most talented rival, and according to her mother, he’s only interested in one thing: winning.

He isn’t the only one.

Carmen is so desperate to win she takes anti-anxiety drugs to control performance nerves. But what started a year ago as an easy fix is now a hungry addiction. Her mother insists now is not the time to quit, but Carmen is sick of not feeling anything on stage and even more sick of doing what she’s told.

When the darker side of the classical music industry and her mother's ambition collide, Carmen must choose between her career and her love for music.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want to read this one: Because it sounds awesome!!

Scored by Lauren McLaughlin - To be released October 25th, 2011

Set in the future when teenagers are monitored via camera and their recorded actions and confessions plugged into a computer program that determines their ability to succeed. All kids given a "score" that determines their future potential. This score has the ability to get kids into colleges, grant scholarships, or destroy all hope for the above. Scored's reluctant heroine is Imani, a girl whose high score is brought down when her best friend's score plummets. Where do you draw the line between doing what feels morally right and what can mean your future? Friendship, romance, loyalty, family, human connection and human value: all are questioned in this fresh and compelling dystopian novel set in the scarily forseeable future.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want to read this: Also sounds awesome. I think the idea that your future could be ruined by who you're friends with is one that would resonate with a lot of people and I'm really rambling here and I don't think I'm making much sense. Basically - sounds awesome. Want to read. Me Jane. You Tarzan.

So what are you guys waiting on this week?

Peace and cookies,
Laina

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (91)

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

These covers kind of match... no similar themes, though, really.


All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin - To be released September 27th, 2011

Chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is increasingly scarce, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city’s most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine—going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until someone in her inner circle ends up poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she’s to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight—at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafiya family.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want this: The coffee/chocolate part kind of reminds me the In Death books by JD Robb. Wouldn't that just be a cruel, unfair world??

I love the idea of crime boss chocolate ring, though. This one just sounds great.


Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe - To be released October 13th, 2011

Once you've been chosen,
what step can you take...?

Seventeen-year-old Sara's dream of becoming a star ballerina is challenged when she falls for Remington, an older choreographer. Instead of success onstage, she becomes Rem's muse, which is a future she never considered--and one that threatens to break her heart.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want this: I know a certain couple of people who used to dance who might like this one. *pokes certain people*

Okay, so what are you guys waiting on this week?

Peace and cookies,
Laina