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May 14, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

stephanie kuehn - complicitComplicit by Stephanie Kuehn
June 24, 2014
St. Martin’s Griffin
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Two years ago, sixteen-year-old Jamie Henry breathed a sigh of relief when a judge sentenced his older sister to juvenile detention for burning down their neighbor’s fancy horse barn. The whole town did. Because Crazy Cate Henry used to be a nice girl. Until she did a lot of bad things. Like drinking. And stealing. And lying. Like playing weird mind games in the woods with other children. Like making sure she always got her way. Or else.

But today Cate got out. And now she’s coming back for Jamie.

Because more than anything, Cate Henry needs her little brother to know the truth about their past. A truth she’s kept hidden for years. A truth she’s not supposed to tell. 

Trust nothing and no one as you race toward the explosive conclusion of this gripping psychological thriller from the William C. Morris Award-winning author of Charm & Strange.

Why I’m waiting?

I absolutely adored Stephanie Kuehn’s first book, Charm & Strange, so I’m obviously going to be excited for Complicit.

Firstly, that cover is insanely gorgeous. I love the match and the edges burning and the boy in smoke. It’s such a very powerful cover. I couldn’t help but go, “well, damn” when I saw it.

Secondly, that synopsis gets me pumped up. And now she’s coming back for Jamie. Eeeek. I am sooo ready for the sibling dynamic. I’m not usually a fan of psychological thrillers, but there’s something about Stephanie Kuehn’s writing and storytelling abilities that make me hold my hands out and ask for more.

What books are you waiting on?





May 7, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Jandy Nelson -I'll Give You the SunI’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
September 16, 2014
Dial Books for Young Readers
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Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and divisive ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as an unpredictable new mentor. The early years are Noah’s story to tell. The later years are Jude’s. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

This radiant, fully alive, sometimes very funny novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

Why I’m waiting?

Eeeeeek. I am already in love with this story. A boy falling in love with the boy next door? A girl who’s a daredevil and wears red lipstick? SIGN ME UP FOR THIS. I NEED IT. VERY MUCH.

I am already invested in Jude and Noah. I already love the dynamic that I’m imagining from this synopsis. Jude doing all the talking? My heart is absolutely torn that something bad happened between them. I need to know what exactly happened for their relationship to have soured.

GIVE ME THIS BOOK.

What books are you waiting on?





April 9, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Michelle Krys - HexedHexed by Michelle Krys
June 10, 2014
Delacorte Press
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If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?

Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.

Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.

Why I’m waiting?

Another witch book! Gimmmmmeeeeeeee.

I love the aspect a “centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers.” I bet the relationship between these two groups is so rich with history. It makes me wonder what’s the cause of the war and the source of their hatred for each other. The bible kind of makes me think of the Book of Shadows and that gets me more pumped for Hexed.

What books are you waiting on?





March 26, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Morgan Matson - Since You've Been GoneSince You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
April 1o, 2014
Razorbill
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Before Sloane, Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—someone who yanks you out of your shell.

But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list with thirteen bizarre tasks that Emily would never try. But what if they can lead her to Sloane?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Wait…what?

Getting through Sloane’s list will mean a lot of firsts, and with a whole summer ahead of her—and with the unexpected help of the handsome Frank Porter—who knows what she’ll find.

Go Skinny Dipping? Um…

Why I’m waiting?

This is another cover that totally speaks to me and you probably can guess why. ;D The fonts! I am really in love with this cover. I love the summer-themed cover. It makes me yearn for summer (even though I’m not really a summer person).

I absolutely adore the synopsis. I love that Emily’s’s doing these tasks so she can hopefully find Sloane, her kind of best friend. My heart does a weird flip when friendships are involved. I love them. Of course, along the way, Emily’s gonna come out of her shell and I’m so excited to see what exactly happens during her summer to make that happen.

What books are you waiting on?





March 19, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

wendy wunder - museum of intangible thingsThe Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
April 1o, 2014
Razorbill
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Loyalty. Envy. Obligation. Dreams. Disappointment. Fear. Negligence. Coping. Elation. Lust. Nature. Freedom. Heartbreak. Insouciance. Audacity. Gluttony. Belief. God. Karma. Knowing what you want (there is probably a French word for it). Saying Yes. Destiny. Truth. Devotion. Forgiveness. Life. Happiness (ever after).

Hannah and Zoe haven’t had much in their lives, but they’ve always had each other. So when Zoe tells Hannah she needs to get out of their down-and-out New Jersey town, they pile into Hannah’s beat-up old Le Mans and head west, putting everything—their deadbeat parents, their disappointing love lives, their inevitable enrollment at community college—behind them.

As they chase storms and make new friends, Zoe tells Hannah she wants more for her. She wants her to live bigger, dream grander, aim higher. And so Zoe begins teaching Hannah all about life’s intangible things, concepts sadly missing from her existence—things like audacity, insouciance, karma, and even happiness.

An unforgettable read from the acclaimed author of The Probability of Miracles, The Museum of Intangible Things sparkles with the humor and heartbreak of true friendship and first love.

Why I’m waiting?

THIS COVER SPEAKS TO ME. The colors, the ribbon, the FONT! GAAHHHH. GIVE ME THIS BOOK NOW! It has everything design thing I love! So pretty!

Besides the cover, I absolutely adore that friendships is the focus. Yeah, there are plenty of books about female friendships, but for some reason, this book, again, speaks to me. I think it’s because they’re all they have in the world, especially considering their crappy home life, and they will learn and teach other about what it means to live as they embark on this road trip.

What books are you waiting on?





March 12, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

lindsay smith - sekretSekret by Lindsay Smith
April 1, 2014
Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Children’s
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An empty mind is a safe mind.

Yulia’s father always taught her to hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive the harsh realities of Soviet Russia. But when she’s captured by the KGB and forced to work as a psychic spy with a mission to undermine the U.S. space program, she’s thrust into a world of suspicion, deceit, and horrifying power. Yulia quickly realizes she can trust no one–not her KGB superiors or the other operatives vying for her attention–and must rely on her own wits and skills to survive in this world where no SEKRET can stay hidden for long.

Why I’m waiting?

SPIES, YA’LL. You should all know that I have a STRONG affection for books that have spies in it. Would I be able to live that spy-esque lifestyle? Certainly not! I’ll find it all too stressful! No thank you! But nonetheless, I find it so intriguing because KGB! What YA books are about KGB? Not any I know of. I’m so curious to see her relationships with other KGB member and how she fares in the organization. I just want more awesome spy stuff in my life!

What books are you waiting on?