Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Favorite Authors Edition

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

Two of my favorite YA authors have new books or series coming out next year and I'm beyond excited to read them!!

Cryer's Cross
by Lisa McMann

release date: February 8th, 2011 by SimonPulse

Description from Goodreads:
The small town of Cryer's Cross is rocked by tragedy when an unassuming freshman disappears without a trace. Kendall Fletcher wasn’t that friendly with the missing girl, but the angst wreaks havoc on her OCD-addled brain.

When a second student goes missing - someone close to Kendall's heart - the community is in an uproar. Caught in a downward spiral of fear and anxiety, Kendall¹s not sure she can hold it together. When she starts hearing the voices of the missing, calling out to her and pleading for help, she fears she’s losing her grip on reality. But when she finds messages scratched in a desk at school - messages that could only be from the missing student who used to sit there - Kendall decides that crazy or not, she’d never forgive herself if she didn’t act on her suspicions.

Something's not right in Cryer’s Cross - and Kendall’s about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.

The Gathering
by Kelley Armstrong

release date: April 12th, 2011 by HarperCollins

Description from Goodreads:
Maya lives in a small medical-research town on Vancouver Island. How small? You can’t find it on the map. It has less than two-hundred people, and her school has only sixty-eight students—for every grade from kindergarten to twelve.

Now, strange things are happening in this claustrophobic town, and Maya's determined to get to the bottom of them. First, the captain of the swim team drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. A year later, mountain lions start appearing around Maya's home, and they won’t go away. Her best friend, Daniel, starts getting negative vibes from certain people and things. It doesn't help that the new bad boy in town, Rafe, has a dangerous secret—and he's interested in one special part of Maya's anatomy: Her paw-print birthmark.

My thoughts: Both great authors, and both saw a great series to an end earlier this year: the Dream Catcher series by Lisa McMann and The Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong were both awesome! All the more reason to count the days down to these new releases!!


  1. Oooooooo that second one sounds awesome!

    Here is my WOW

  2. These both sound really intriguing! Thanks for dropping by my blog :)

  3. I like the sound of Cryer's Cross :)

  4. Found you through Waiting on follower! Love your blog -- would have loved it for the cupcakes mention alone :)


  5. I haven't read any of Kelley Armstrong's books yet, but I want to!
    I love your blog also. :)