Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (32)

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

So I'm not here this week! Right about now I'm at my mom's store helping out with inventory. Since I'm working from 8:30am to 4:30pm, this post is scheduled!

First up we have:

Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey - Release date April 1st, 2010

In less than a day I had been harassed, enchanted, shouted at, cried on, and clawed. I’d been cold, scared, dirty, exhausted, hungry, and miserable. And up until now, I’d been mildly impressed with my ability to cope.

At her boarding school in New Zealand, Ellie Spencer is like any ordinary teen: she hangs out with her best friend, Kevin; obsesses over her crush on a mysterious boy; and her biggest worry is her paper deadline. Then everything changes: In the foggy woods near the school, something ancient and deadly is waiting.

Karen Healey introduces a savvy and spirited heroine with a strong, fresh voice. Full of deliciously creepy details, this adventure is a deftly crafted story of Māori mythology, romance, betrayal, and war.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want this: The cover is... strange. But in a good way. And I really like the way the voice sounds. And savvy is always a good thing!

Next we have:

For Keeps by Natasha Friend - Release date April 6th, 2010

Josie’s never met her dad, and that’s fine with her. To Josie, Paul Tucci is just a guy who got her mom pregnant and then moved away. It all happened sixteen years ago, when Josie’s mom was still a teenager herself. But now Paul Tucci is back in town, and Josie has to deal with not one but two men in her life—her father and her first boyfriend, who Josie fears will hurt her just like Paul hurt her mother.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want this: This kind of story is sort of what I want to write. Only, you know, with some extras like werewolves half the time.

On a side note, though, what's with her hands? Is it just me or do they look gigantic? (Click the photo to enlarge it.) Or are his just tiny?

Anyways, that's it for me. See you guys soon!
Peace and cookies,

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