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August 14, 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.

srb-ll2Untold (The Lynburn Legacy #2) by Sarah Rees Brennan
September 24, 2013
Random House Books for Young Readers
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In this second book in the Lynburn Legacy, the sorcerous roots of Sorry-in-the-Vale have been exposed. No one in the town is safe, and a decision must be made: pay the sorcerers’ blood sacrifice, or fight. Will the townspeople (magical and not) become “owned” by the sorcerers who believe it is their right to rule? If Kami Glass has anything to say about it, evil will not win. Despite having given up her own piece of magic, she is determined to do everything she can to make a difference. And whether they want to or not, her circle of friends (and potential boyfriends) will not be able to help but go along with her unusual tactics.

(And here’s another synopsis that is a bit spoilery.)

Free from bonds, but not each other.

It’s time to choose sides… On the surface, Sorry-in-the-Vale is a sleepy English town. But Kami Glass knows the truth. Sorry-in-the-Vale is full of magic. In the old days, the Lynburn family ruled with fear, terrifying the people into submission in order to kill for blood and power. Now the Lynburns are back, and Rob Lynburn is gathering sorcerers so that the town can return to the old ways.

But Rob and his followers aren’t the only sorcerers in town. A decision must be made: pay the blood sacrifice, or fight. For Kami, this means more than just choosing between good and evil. With her link to Jared Lynburn severed, she’s now free to love anyone she chooses. But who should that be?

Why I’m waiting?

The Lynburn Legacy world exudes that gothic feel that I love in books.  Gothic-type books are always a “yes please.” More so for this series because I adored the first book, Unspoken. I became so attached to the characters that I didn’t want anything bad to happen. I was heartbroken by the ending cliffhanger. I need to know what happens with Kami!  I can’t wait to see what Untold brings us. 

What books are you waiting on?





August 7, 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.

ld-prPerfect Ruin (The Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano
October 1, 2013
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 16-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan’s older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring, and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in best friend Pen and her betrothed, Basil.

Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for the murder — betrothed to the victim — but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find — or who she will lose.

Why I’m waiting?

How can a book that has a floating island in the clouds  AND a murder not catch your attention? The premise is so fascinating. I always enjoy a good detective-y book (if it’s done right). I really love the idea of air versus ground. What makes one more special than the other? Also, can I just saw how much I love the names of the characters? Basil? Judas? These name are calling for me!  

And isn’t that cover gorgeous? I love the details the illustrator put in the tree branches and the gears. 

What books are you waiting on?





July 31, 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.

April Genevieve Tucholke - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaBetween the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
August 15, 2013
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You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery…who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.

Why I’m waiting?

Holy moly, guys, this book makes me think of the old classic gothics. The cover and that typeface give me that eerie feeling. Usually, I dislike horror stories (because I’m a scaredy cat) and books that contain the word “mysterious” in the synopsis to describe a person or their past because it’s extremely cliche. However, this book…you know what pulled me in? The description of River West as “a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in the cemetery…who makes you want to kiss back.” That image does something for me. It resonates in my head. And I like it. 

What books are you waiting on?





July 24, 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.

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
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August 13, 2013
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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In addition to the P-38, there are four gifts, one for each of my friends. I want to say good-bye to them properly. I want to give them each something to remember me by. To let them know I really cared about them and I’m sorry I couldn’t be more than I was—that I couldn’t stick around—and that what’s going to happen today isn’t their fault.

Today is Leonard Peacock’s birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather’s P-38 pistol.

But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart-obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school’s class on the Holocaust. Speaking to each in turn, Leonard slowly reveals his secrets as the hours tick by and the moment of truth approaches.

In this riveting book, acclaimed author Matthew Quick unflinchingly examines the impossible choices that must be made—and the light in us all that never goes out.

Why I’m waiting?

Two THREE things pulled me to this book —

  1. The title of this book. Leonard Peacock is such an odd name, but it works for me.
  2. The cover! (I know I always say the cover attracts me, but it’s true!) I saw two covers of it and fell in love. I could not resist not showing everyone this. Look at the two covers. The typeface (font) is sooo pretty. The second cover is what made me fall in love with it because it’s extremely powerful. As kids, we would shoot finger pistols, but as teenagers/adults, damn. If you read the synopsis, you know.
  3. The synopsis. Holy shit, guys. That is one hell of a synopsis. I’m always apprehensive when I read books that feature teenagers killing/shooting people, but this book is so much more than that. I am completely fascinated by his relationship with those four people who matters to him. 

I want this book right now.

What books are you waiting on?





July 16, 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.

Patrick Ness - More Than ThisMore Than This by Patrick Ness
September 3, 2013
Candlewick Press
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From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life — or perhaps afterlife — of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.

A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What’s going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this. . . .

Why I’m waiting?

That cover, everyone. That is a gorgeous cover. And the synopsis, that is one intriguing plot. Crumbling, abandoned world? Sign me up! (To read it, not to exist in that world.)

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday?





July 10, 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.

Kass Morgan - The 100The 100 by Kass Morgan
September 3, 2013
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth’s toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland… before it’s too late.

Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet they’ve only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. But they’re haunted by their past and uncertain about the future. To survive, they must learn to trust – and even love – again.

Why I’m waiting?

Let’s talk about how I want to read this book because – “Liars. Thieves. Rebels. Heroes.” (What does that say about me? ;D) The synopsis reminds me a little of Lord of the Flies and Battlestar Galactica without Cylons + many other things. (Okay, I admit this book doesn’t share a lot of similarities to Battlestar Galactica from the synopsis, but my mind, you guys, when I read city-like spaceship, I thought “the characters in BG were always in spaceships.” And from my memory, the characters in BG were looking for a place to call home after finding Earth inhabitable due to radiation and destruction.) I’m crossing my fingers that the world-building sucks me in. It’s certainly an important part of the book and I hope Kass Morgan does a good job portraying everything. 

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday?