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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (35)

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

I have a theme this week. Anyone wanna guess it? :P And yes, I'm doing three books this week.

My first pick is:

Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson - Release date May 18th, 2010

Torn between two destinies?

Claire is having the perfect sixteenth birthday. Her pool party is a big success, and gorgeous Matthew keeps chatting and flirting with her as if she's the only girl there. But that night, she discovers something that takes away all sense of normalcy: she's a werewolf.

As Claire is initiated into the pack of female werewolves, she must deal not only with her changing identity, but also with a rogue werewolf who is putting everyone she knows in danger. Claire's new life threatens her blossoming romance with Matthew, whose father is leading the werewolf hunt. Now burdened with a dark secret and pushing the boundaries of forbidden love, Claire is struggling to feel comfortable in either skin. With her lupine loyalty at odds with her human heart, she will make a choice that will change her forever?

(Summary from amazon for a change. The goodreads one wasn't as detailed.)

Why I want it: Werewolves. Werewolves. Werewolves. Beautiful cover. Love the name Claire. Female werewolves. Werewolves.

Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Release date June 8th, 2010

At the age of four, Bryn watched a rabid werewolf brutally murder her parents. Alone in the world, she was rescued and taken in by Callum, the alpha of his pack. Now fifteen, Bryn's been raised as a human among werewolves, adhering to pack rule (mostly). Little fazes her.

But the pack's been keeping a secret, and when Bryn goes exploring against Callum's orders, she finds Chase, a newly turned teen Were locked in a cage. Terrifying memories of the attack on her mom and dad come flooding back. Bryn needs answers, and she needs Chase to get them. Suddenly, all allegiances to the pack no longer matter. It's Bryn and Chase against the werewolf world, whatever the consequences.

An exciting new paranormal adventure, with a heroine who rivals Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Raised By Wolves will leave you howling for more.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want it: Werewolves. Werewolves. Girl raised in a werewolf pack. Gorgeous cover. Werewolves.

13 to Life by Shannon Delany - Release date June 22nd, 2010

Something strange is stalking the small town of Junction...

When junior Jess Gillmansen gets called out of class by Guidance, she can only presume it’s for one of two reasons. Either they’ve finally figured out who wrote the scathing anti-jock editorial in the school newspaper or they’re hosting yet another intervention for her about her mom. Although far from expecting it, she’s relieved to discover Guidance just wants her to show a new student around—but he comes with issues of his own including a police escort.

The newest member of Junction High, Pietr Rusakova has secrets to hide--secrets that will bring big trouble to the small town of Junction—secrets including dramatic changes he’s undergoing that will surely end his life early.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want it: Werewolves. Werewolves. Russian werewolves which makes me squee. (Don't ask... it's just one of those quirks about me.) Stunning cover (notice that they're all blue this week? That was unintentional, cross my heart.) Shannon is awesome and supernice. Werewolves.

So did you guys guess the theme? ;)

On a sidenote, would you guys like to see a picture book theme? I don't know how many of you guys know this, but I work at the library in my town holding Storytime every Thursday for three to five year olds. So I read a lot of picture books. Would you guys be interested in maybe a weekly post about it?

Okay, so, that's everything.
Peace and cookies,


  1. Laina! Thank you *so* much for WoW-ing 13 to Life! And it's in such howlingly great company, too! Russian werewolves--I know, I know (gosh, I hope you love them--they're such trouble ;-).

    And yes, you should do a picture book theme sometime. Ever read David Wisniewski's GOLEM? Illustrated with all papercuttings! It's too lengthy for a read aloud to little kids, but great for upper elementary and even middle school.

    Thank you again--you totally brightened my day!

  2. I can't wait until Raised by Wolves comes out! It looks like an amzing book. Great picks for this Wednesday!

  3. Great picks. And I'd love to see a picture book theme. Those are awesome, and I bet you will choose some great ones.

  4. I have to agree with all of those. Fabulous picks. Werewolves rock!

  5. Shannon: *squees* Ahem, I mean, thank you for your comment!!!! I can't wait to read 13 to Life :)

    I just ordered it. It sounds awesome!! Thanks for the recommend :)

    Morgan: Thank you!!!

    Sadako: Yay, I'm glad. There's going to be a picture book theme next Monday.

    Lauren: I know, don't they? lol. Thanks for commenting!


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