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September 25, 2013 • 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 Zink - This Wicked GameThis Wicked Game by Michelle Zink
November 14, 2013
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Claire Kincaid’s family has been in business for over fifty years.

The voodoo business.

Part of the International Guild of High Priests and Priestesses, a secret society that have practiced voodoo for generations, the Kincaid’s run an underground supply house for authentic voodoo supplies. Claire plays along, filling orders for powders, oils and other bizarre ingredients in the family store, but she has a secret.

She doesn’t believe.

Struggling to reconcile her modern sensibilities with a completely unscientific craft based on suspicion, Claire can’t wait to escape New Orleans – and voodoo – when she goes to college, a desire that creates almost constant conflict in her secret affair with Xander Toussaint, son of the Guild’s powerful founding family.

But when a mysterious customer places an order for a deadly ingredient, Claire begins to realize that there’s more to voodoo – and the families that make up the Guild – than meets the eye.

Including her own.

As she bands together with the other firstborns of the Guild, she comes face to face with a deadly enemy – and the disbelief that may very well kill her.

Why I’m waiting?

I find voodoo absolutely scary. Just the word sends shivers through my body. However, the idea of this book fascinates me. It’s a topic I have never really read in Young Adult novels, let alone in general fiction, so I’m hoping we get plenty of background information and history on voodoo to try to fully understand it. Also, I will be extremely angry if the main character isn’t Afro-American, especially considering the subject matter.

And that cover, the gate (or whatever is in front of the girl) is gorgeous. It’s completely eerie because of the skull and the bird. However, I am annoyed that the cover may be white-washing the main character (if she is actually Afro-American).

Let’s hope that this book doesn’t disappoint!

What books are you waiting on?





September 18, 2013 • 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.

Richelle Mead - The Fiery HeartThe Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4) by Richelle Mead
November 19, 2013
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Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .

But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.

Why I’m waiting?

ADRIAN IVASHKOVVVVV. My heart belongs to that asshole.

I love the Bloodlines series. I feel like I’ve been waiting for years for the next book (which I know the previous book wasn’t published that long ago). I get incredibly giddy when I read it because fuck, that Adrian Ivashkov is such a romantic. I’m extremely excited to read from his POV and to see his relationship with Sydney have progressed. JUST GIVE ME THE FIERY HEART. GIVE IT TO ME NOW.

What books are you waiting on?





September 11, 2013 • 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.

A.S. King - Reality BoyReality Boy by A.S. King
October 22, 2013
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Gerald Faust knows exactly when he started feeling angry: the day his mother invited a reality television crew into his five-year-old life. Twelve years later, he’s still haunted by his rage-filled youth—which the entire world got to watch from every imaginable angle—and his anger issues have resulted in violent outbursts, zero friends, and clueless adults dumping him in the special education room at school.

Nothing is ever going to change. No one cares that he’s tried to learn to control himself, and the girl he likes has no idea who he really is. Everyone’s just waiting for him to snap…and he’s starting to feel dangerously close to doing just that.

In this fearless portrayal of a boy on the edge, highly acclaimed Printz Honor author A.S. King explores the desperate reality of a former child “star” who finally breaks free of his anger by creating possibilities he never knew he deserved.

Why I’m waiting?

I am always fascinated when I find fictional books about reality shows. I cannot begin to imagine what it is like to be scrutinized by millions of viewers. I assume there’s a lot of pressure and stress that comes with it. I would not want to put myself out there to either swim or get ripped apart by the media. I like having my privacy, thank you very much. ;D

I love the idea that this boy is trying to control himself, control his anger. I just wonder how Gerald will grow, especially in a world that only knows him as the kid who got angry a lot on TV. 

What books are you waiting on?





September 4, 2013 • 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.

Diana Peterfreund - Across a Star-Swept SeaAcross a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund
October 15, 2013
Balzer + Bray
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Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, the two islands of New Pacifica stand alone, a terraformed paradise where even the Reduction—the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars—is a distant memory. Yet on the isle of Galatea, an uprising against the ruling aristocrats has turned deadly. The revolutionaries’ weapon is a drug that damages their enemies’ brains, and the only hope is rescue by a mysterious spy known as the Wild Poppy.

On the neighboring island of Albion, no one suspects that the Wild Poppy is actually famously frivolous aristocrat Persis Blake. The teenager uses her shallow, socialite trappings to hide her true purpose: her gossipy flutternotes are encrypted plans, her pampered sea mink is genetically engineered for spying, and her well-publicized new romance with handsome Galatean medic Justen Helo… is her most dangerous mission ever.

Though Persis is falling for Justen, she can’t risk showing him her true self, especially once she learns he’s hiding far more than simply his disenchantment with his country’s revolution and his undeniable attraction to the silly socialite he’s pretending to love. His darkest secret could plunge both islands into a new dark age, and Persis realizes that when it comes to Justen Helo, she’s not only risking her heart, she’s risking the world she’s sworn to protect.

In this thrilling adventure inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel, Diana Peterfreund creates an exquisitely rendered world where nothing is as it seems and two teens with very different pasts fight for a future only they dare to imagine.

Why I’m waiting?

I adore Diana Peterfreund.

You can say I’m in love with her writing. I vaguely remember what The Scarlet Pimpernel is about, but that won’t detract from what I assume will be an awesome book.  In this book, the characters are gender-flipped. I LOVE THAT. Here, we have a female as the leading main character (instead of a male like in the original book) and she’s a spy! Yeeessss. (I don’t know if you know this about me, but I am really into spies.) And they are pretending they are in love? Can this book get any better?

What books are you waiting on?





August 28, 2013 • 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.

Leila Sales - This Song Will Save Your LIfeThis Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
September 10, 2013
St. Martin’s Press
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Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing.

Told in a refreshingly genuine and laugh-out-loud funny voice, THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.

Why I’m waiting?

Music, music, music.

I love when the main character finds their own niche. And this book is giving me ‘found family’ vibes, which makes me want to shout ‘yeeeesssss.’ I’m excited to see how music is incorporated into this book. I hope there’s a playlist in it because it’s a book about music and why not experience it while we read?  

What books are you waiting on?





August 21, 2013 • 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.

rr-fgFangirl by Rainbow Rowell
September 10, 2013
St. Martin’s Press
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Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Why I’m waiting?

Fangirl is basically my life story. At least, it is about my fandom life. Fandom is an important part of my life.  Starting from when I was in middle school, I had to find outlets for my growing interest in pop culture. Forums, social networking sites, and fanfiction created a community where I could bond with others who shared my interests when my school friends did not. I cannot imagine having to leave behind all that I hold dear to me in fandom. 

I feel an extremely strong connection to this book.  “THIS IS YOU. READ ME,” the book would shout at me if it had a mouth and a voice. It’s extremely relatable. I’m sure many of us feel this way too. All of us have obsessed over TV shows/movies/books/whatever to the point that it consumed our every waking moments.  (Hell, I managed (or still haven’t managed) to pull myself out of the Pacific Rim fandom.)  I’m just really excited. The synopsis, that gorgeous cover art. I NEED TO GET MY HANDS ON THIS BOOK. GIMME.

What books are you waiting on?