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April 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.

sy - tpThe Program by Suzanna Young
April 30, 2013
Simon Pulse
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In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.

Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.

Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them.

Is it shallow of me to say that I was pulled into this book because of the cover? I just love how simple and clean it is! The synopsis intrigues me. Only because I wonder how the book will address suicide. Although I am full of curiosity  I’m a bit anxious. Suicide can be an extremely tricky subject to write about it, and I really hope the book doesn’t treat suicide (and other illnesses) lightly or in a dismissive manner. 

What books are you waiting for on this Wednesday?





March 27, 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.

vs - tc (dw 1)The Collector (Dante Walker #1) by Victoria Scott
April 2, 2013
Entangled Teen
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He makes good girls…bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal-opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within ten days.

Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect, he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector…and uncover emotions deeply buried.

Did Victoria Scott write this character specifically for me? All kidding aside, Dante Walker is totally the type of character I know I’ll enjoy – a charmer always gets to me. I just hope this book doesn’t disappoint. (When I read the tagline on the front cover, my brain sang Cobra Starships’ “Good Girls Gone Bad”? I make them good girls go bad? Is it just me?)

What books are you waiting for on this Wednesday?





March 20, 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.

rh - ssSchool Spirits (School Spirits #1) by Rachel Hawkins
May 14, 2013
Disney-Hyperion
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Fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters. For centuries, her family has hunted magical creatures. But when Izzy’s older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy’s mom decides they need to take a break.

Izzy and her mom move to a new town, but they soon discover it’s not as normal as it appears. A series of hauntings has been plaguing the local high school, and Izzy is determined to prove her worth and investigate. But assuming the guise of an average teenager is easier said than done. For a tough girl who’s always been on her own, it’s strange to suddenly make friends and maybe even have a crush.

Can Izzy trust her new friends to help find the secret behind the hauntings before more people get hurt?

Rachel Hawkins’ delightful spin-off brings the same wit and charm as the New York Times best-selling Hex Hall series. Get ready for more magic, mystery and romance!

You do not know how excited I am about this new series from Rachel Hawkins. I’ve said this plenty of times, but Rachel Hawkins’ Hex Hall series is what brought me back into the young adult genre. The new spin-off series is focused on Izzy Brannick, Sophie Mercer’s cousin! She was such a spitfire in Spellbound. I am a big fan of awesome witty banters between the characters (ie. Sophie Mercer + Archer Cross), and I’m pretty sure there will be plenty of it in this new book. I cannot wait to get my hands on this series.

What books are you waiting for on this Wednesday?





March 6, 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.

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When Did You See Her Last? (All the Wrong Questions #2) by Lemony Snicket
October 15, 2013
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I should have asked the question “How could someone who was missing be in two places at once?” Instead, I asked the wrong question — four wrong questions, more or less. This is the account of the second.
In the fading town of Stain’d-by-the-Sea, young apprentice Lemony Snicket has a new case to solve when he and his chaperone are hired to find a missing girl. Is the girl a runaway? Or was she kidnapped? Was she seen last at the grocery store? Or could she have stopped at the diner? Is it really any of your business? These are All The Wrong Questions.

Although I haven’t read the first book, Who Could That Be at This Hour?, of the All the Wrong Questions series (even though I own the book), that doesn’t mean I am less excited about the second book of the series to come out!  A Series of Unfortunate Events was my favorite series growing up. Despite the darkness of the books, I find a subtle humor in the way the characters, such as Lemony Snicket, deal with their situations. I think a lot of why I find the humor is because of Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket is his pen name), who has such a wonderful personality and humor. Like this promotional audio of this book (which had me cracking up): 

What books are you waiting for, this Wednesday?





February 20, 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.

km - htllocHow To Lead A Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller
February 21, 2013
Razorbill
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SYNOPSIS (from Goodreads):

A meth dealer. A prostitute. A serial killer.

Anywhere else, they’d be vermin. At the Mandel Academy, they’re called prodigies. The most exclusive school in New York City has been training young criminals for over a century. Only the most ruthless students are allowed to graduate. The rest disappear.

Flick, a teenage pickpocket, has risen to the top of his class. But then Mandel recruits a fierce new competitor who also happens to be Flick’s old flame. They’ve been told only one of them will make it out of the Mandel Academy. Will they find a way to save each other—or will the school destroy them both?

THIS BOOK SPEAKS TO ME.

THIEVES, EVERYONE! GLORIOUS THIEVES!

I entertain the thought that this was written for me. IF ONLY. I am such a sucker for books (and films) that involve thieves, cons or heists. It’s a trope that I am currently obsessed with. There’s something about the mechanics of pickpocketing or planning a heist that excites me. I appreciate the level of detail and skills these characters have in order to ensure that their plans is executed without notice. And the life of thieves seem so much exciting than my owns. Perhaps my deep appreciation for thievery in novels stem from a past life where I was a thief and I am reliving those moments through literature. Whatever it is, I hope this book does not disappoint me.

I cannot attest to whether this book is wonderful since I have yet to get my itchy hands on it. But I don’t have to wait long! It comes out tomorrow!