Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (40)

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

Hey, peoples! How's your Wednesday going? What do you think of the new posts? Okay, first up is:

Dark Water by Laura McNeal - To be released September 10th, 2010

Fifteen-year-old Pearl DeWitt and her mother live in Fallbrook, California, where it’s sunny 340 days of the year, and where her uncle owns a grove of 900 avocado trees. Uncle Hoyt hires migrant workers regularly, but Pearl doesn’t pay much attention to them... until Amiel. From the moment she sees him, Pearl is drawn to this boy who keeps to himself, fears being caught by la migra, and is mysteriously unable to talk. And after coming across Amiel’s makeshift hut near Agua Prieta Creek, Pearl falls into a precarious friendship—and a forbidden romance.

Then the wildfires strike. Fallbrook—the town of marigolds and palms, blood oranges and sweet limes—is threatened by the Agua Prieta fire, and a mandatory evacuation order is issued. But Pearl knows that Amiel is in the direct path of the fire, with no one to warn him, no way to get out. Slipping away from safety and her family, Pearl moves toward the dark creek, where the smoke has become air, the air smoke.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want to read it: 1. Mysterious boy/forbidden love. Yum. 2. The plot sounds awesome. 3. I honestly just love the title, although I'm not even sure why. I just do. 4. Do I need more???

Next up is:

Firelight by Sophie Jordan - To be released September 7th, 2010

With her rare ability to breathe fire, Jacinda is special even among the draki—the descendants of dragons who can shift between human and dragon forms. But when Jacinda’s rebelliousness leads her family to flee into the human world, she struggles to adapt, even as her draki spirit fades. The one thing that revives it is Will, whose family hunts her kind. Jacinda can’t resist getting closer to him, even though she knows she’s risking not only her life but the draki’s most closely guarded secret.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want to read it: SHE HAS SCALES ON HER FACE!!!!! That is quite possibly one of my favorite covers this year. Plus another forbidden boy/romance. And, hello! Dragons!!!

And also I randomly love the name Will. I don't know why.

What do you guys think?
Peace and cookies,


  1. Dark Water sounds very emotional o.o And FIRELIGHT! I love the sound of it and its gorgeous coverrr. Forbidden love seems to be a theme in this post ;)

  2. Both of these sound wonderful! I love the covers of them too. Awesome picks! :p

  3. I'm pining for both of these books. I agree the cover for Firelight is amazing!

  4. I want to read firelight too! So many awesome books so little time! LOL


  5. Pengy: Oh, good one!! I didn't catch that! Or maybe I did and just wasn't telling ;)

    Sara: Thank you!

    Ladybug: Isn't it, though? I love the red of her hair. And the scales XD

    Froggy: Isn't that the sad truth of life? lol


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