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July 3, 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.

Holly Black - The Coldest Girl in ColdtownThe Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
September 3, 2013
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

Why I’m waiting?

I’m not a big fan of post-apocalyptic books, but this particularly one is written by Holly Black (I adored her Curseworkers series). There is something creepy about this book, and yet, I’m anxious to read it. The title is clever, and I hope it’ll keep me on the edge of my seat or force me to cower underneath my blanket. Also, post apocalyptic road trip? Never heard such a thing. But I want it. (At least, I have yet to read one.)

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday?





June 26, 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.

sara zarr:tara altebrando - roomiesRoomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando
December 24, 2013
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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It’s time to meet your new roomie.

When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl’s summer — and raises questions about how two girls who are so different will ever share a dorm room.

As the countdown to college begins, life at home becomes increasingly complex. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives . . . and each other. Even though they’ve never met.

National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr and acclaimed author Tara Altebrando join forces for a novel about growing up, leaving home, and getting that one fateful e-mail that assigns your college roommate.

Why I’m waiting?

Honesty hour! I never had a roommate when I was in college. (I know the “how is that possible?” question will come up, and my answer is…I don’t know? I’m kidding! I mostly lived off campus since it was relatively cheaper than to pay room & board at my college.)

Despite that, I’m excited because I’m fascinated by relationships between roommates (Actually, I’m just a big fan of friendships, in books). I wonder how friendships flourish and whether they connect before or during their college experience. I have many friends that became close friends with their college roommate and I have some that only became acquaintances for the duration of their living situation. (See, you can tell I’m a novice when it comes to roommates.)

What books are you waiting for on this Wednesday?

(btw, I changed my blog header, I would really appreciate it if you tell me what you think over here! :D)





June 19, 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.

robyn schneider - The Beginning of EverythingThe Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
August 27, 2013
Katherine Tegen Books
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Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life.

No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra’s ever met, achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures.

But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: if one’s singular tragedy has already hit and everything after it has mattered quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes?

Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything is a lyrical, witty, and heart-wrenching novel about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.

Why I’m waiting?
I need this book. My reasons why:

  1. The cover. It’s bright. The yellow captures my attention. The typography is lovely. It fits perfectly and isn’t overdone. The cover has a frickin’ rollercoaster in the background. How can I not? 
  2. There’s a boy named Ezra. Ezraaaaa. I like that name. If I write a book, there will be a character named Ezra. 
  3. Cassidy Thorpe and her endless adventures! I hope she’s a wonderful character from the synopsis. She sounds like a strong female character. We all need a strong female character, especially in contemporary YA. 

What books are you waiting for on this Wednesday?





June 5, 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.

MarieAntoinetteSerialKillerMarie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender
September 24, 2013
Scholastic Press
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Heads will roll!

Paris, France: a city of fashion, chocolate croissants, and cute boys. Colette Iselin is thrilled be there for the first time, on her spring break class trip.

But a series of gruesome murders are taking place around the city, putting everyone on edge. And as she tours the sights, Colette keeps seeing a strange vision: a pale woman in a ball gown and powdered wig, who looks like Marie Antoinette.

Colette knows her status-obsessed friends won’t believe her, so she seeks out the help of a charming French boy. Together, they discover that the murder victims are all descendants of people who ultimately brought about Marie Antoinette’s beheading. The queen’s ghost has been awakened, and now she’s wreaking her bloodthirsty revenge.

And Colette may just be one of those descendants . . . which means she might not make it out of this trip alive.

Acclaimed author Katie Alender brings heart-stopping suspense to this story of betrayal, glamour, mystery, history–and one killer queen.

Why I’m waiting?
Marie Antoinette? As a serial killer? YES PLEASE. Marie Antoinette has always be a popular historical figure and this reinvention of her is absolutely fascinating to me. People always look at her in two ways: 1. she’s superficial or 2. we should be sympathetic. However, with this serial killer persona, we get a different persona that will surely put both views of her to rest. AND ALSO, FRENCH BOY. WIN.  

What books are you waiting for on this Wednesday?





May 29, 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.

The Distance Between Us by Kasie Westkasie west - the distance btwn us
July 2, 2013
Harper Teen
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Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she’s beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

Why I’m waiting?
1. The  cover! The lighting, the position of the models, the typography of the title…it instantly pulled in. I wonder if a road trip will be involved. I always like reading about those. 

2. Also, Caymen studying the rich intrigues me. I’ve always been interested by how books portray the rich. I think it stems from my interest in the high society bunch (I’m envious of the parties and their money). I guess I want to live vicariously through these characters. Ha. 

What books are you waiting for on this Wednesday?





May 1, 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.

Down London Road (On Dublin Street #2) by Samantha Youngsy - downlondonroad
May 7, 2013
NAL
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Johanna Walker is used to taking charge. But she’s about to meet someone who will make her lose control….

It has always been up to Johanna to care for her family, particularly her younger brother, Cole. With an absent father and a useless mother, she’s been making decisions based on what’s best for Cole for as long as she can remember. She even determines what men to date by how much they can provide for her brother and her, not on whatever sparks may—or may not—fly.

But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is undeniable. The sexy new bartender at work gives her butterflies every time she looks at him. And for once, Jo is tempted to put her needs first. Cam is just as obsessed with getting to know Jo, but her walls are too solid to let him get close enough to even try.

Then Cam moves into the flat below Jo’s, and their blistering connection becomes impossible to ignore. Especially since Cam is determined to uncover all of Jo’s secrets …even if it means taking apart her defenses piece by piece..

Yeeeeesssssss. I loved On Dublin Street, so when I heard there was going to be another book, I screeched in joy. Here is an excerpt, and you guys, I cannot contain myself! The tension there!  Blistering! There is so much to Jo than meets the eye. 

What books are you waiting for on this Wednesday?