Waiting on Wednesday is, of course, brought to us by the lovely Jill at Breaking the Spine.
We have a bit of a theme this week. See if you can guess!
Slide by Jill Hathaway - To be released March 27th, 2012
Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.
Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.
Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane.
Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.
(Summary from goodreads.)
Why I want to read this: It sounds really, really cool. Kinda like extra super cool mind-reading, plus really cool names.
The Selection by Kiera Cass - To be released April 24th, 2012
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
(Summary from goodreads.)
Why I want to read this: For one thing, Kiera Cass is hilarious and super nice and has a beautiful baby boy. For another, this sounds like The Bachelor meets... The Princess and the Pizza is coming to mind, but I'm sure there's a base fairy tale under that I'm not thinking of. Maybe the Princess and the Pea?
Anyways. LOOK at that cover! Tell me you don't want to hoard the shiny like a dragon.
What are you guys waiting on this week? Any guesses about my theme?
Peace and cookies,