Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday -2 Hyperion Sequels

"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.

2011 is going to be a fabulous year in Hyperion sequels---not only do we have Demonglass coming out (which I already gushed over a few WoWs ago!) but we have these two to look forward to as well:

From Bad to Cursed (Bad Girls Don't Die #2) by Kate Alender

releasing June 30th, 2011 from Hyperion CH

Alexis is the last girl you’d expect to sell her soul. She already has everything she needs–an adorable boyfriend, the perfect best friend, and a little sister who’s finally recovering after being possessed by an evil spirit, then institutionalized.

Alexis is thrilled when her sister joins a club; new friends are just what Kasey needs. It’s strange, though, to see how fast the girls in The Sunshine Club go from dorky and antisocial to gorgeous and popular. Soon Alexis learns that the girls have pledged an oath to a seemingly benevolent spirit named Aralt. Worried that Kasey’s in over her head again, Alexis and her best friend Megan decide to investigate by joining the club themselves. At first, their connection with Aralt seems harmless. Alexis trades in her pink hair and punky clothes for a mainstream look, and quickly finds herself reveling in her newfound elegance and success.

Instead of fighting off the supernatural, Alexis can hardly remember why she joined in the first place. Surely it wasn’t to destroy Aralt…why would she hurt someone who has given her so much, and asked for so little in return?

My thoughts: Bad Girls Don't Die was a recent favorite of mine---it was visual and creepy and just plain amazing. I can't wait to step back into Alexis's world of cool photography and creepy little sisters! :) As you can see, this cover is not final, but I think it compliments the first book's cover perfectly so I'm hoping they keep it!

Queen of the Dead (Ghost and the Goth #2)

by Stacey Kade

releasing June 7th 2011 from Hyperion CH


After being sent back from the light, Alona Dare–former homecoming queen, current Queen of the Dead–finds herself doing something she never expected: working. Instead of spending days perfecting her tan by the pool (her typical summer routine when she was, you know, alive), Alona must now cater to the needs of other lost spirits. By her side for all of this, ugh, “helping of others” is Will Killian: social outcast, seer of the dead, and someone Alona cares about more than she’d like.

Before Alona can make a final ruling on Will’s “friend” or “more” status, though, she discovers trouble at home. Her mom is tossing out Alona’s most valuable possessions, and her dad is expecting a new daughter with his wicked wife. Is it possible her family is already moving on? Hello?! She’s only been dead for two months! Thankfully, Alona knows just the guy who can put a stop to this mess.

Unfortunately for Alona, Will has other stuff on his mind, and Mina, a young (and beautiful) seer, is at the top of the list. She’s the first ghost-talker Will’s ever met—aside from his father—and she may hold answers to Will’s troubled past. But can she be trusted? Alona immediately signs her name in the “clearly not” column. But Will is, ahem, willing to find out, even if it means leaving a hurt and angry Alona to her own devices, which is never a good idea.

My thoughts: Loved Ghost & The Goth...just the cutest story ever, despite the fact that it starts with a girl getting hit by a bus. Stacey Kade's writing is so spot on that this unique story goes from hilarious to spooky seamlessly. I can't wait to see what is in store for this series!


  1. Both of these books sound good. I may have to read the first of each series. :)

    You can see my pick here.

  2. Oh booth of these sound fantastic. I am especially interested in Cursed, but guess I miss out on the first book and will have to check it out first. Great picks!

  3. They both have fantastic covers. Looking forward to 2011.

  4. Great picks! They look great! My WoW is at Coffee Table Press

  5. I need to read the first books in these two series, they both sound really good. Great picks!

  6. Bad Girls Don't Die has been on my wishlist for ages - I think it's a series I'd really like. I must order it after Christmas! Great picks!!

  7. oh this bad girls don't die series sounds great!!

  8. Oh good picks! I really want to read The Ghost and the Goth, I heard such great things about it. I know I'll then be waiting for this sequel:)

  9. I'm really excited for Bad Girls Don't Die (which I haven't read yet). I didn't know it was going to be a series!

    I cannot wait for The Queen of the Dead! I loved the first one and the description of the second one sounds even better. Nice picks!

  10. I can't wait for "queen of the dead"!

  11. How to Knit a Heart Back Home
    By Rachael Herron
    Publication date: March 1, 2011

    Lucy Harrison sells books by day and volunteers with the Cypress Hollow fire department by night. Her life is just the way she likes it—full, even-keeled, and smooth—until bad-boy ex-cop Owen Bancroft comes back to town. Lucy has always been fearless, never scared about diving in to help others. When it comes to risking her heart, however, she realizes she's absolutely terrified.

    In a small town like Cypress Hollow, everyone knows your business—and there is nowhere to hide. Then Lucy and Owen are thrown together by the discovery of the lost work of local legend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Now Owen, adrift and struggling to redefine himself as a civilian without a badge, will have to learn how to open himself up to life's new possibilities . . . while Lucy decides just how much of herself she's willing to gamble on love.

  12. Haven't heard of either of these but both sound so intriguing. Can't wait to read your reviews on them.

    My WOW

  13. Ooh, I'm excited about both of these. I hadn't realized that there would be a sequel for Bad Girls Don't Die. Great picks!

  14. Great picks! I loved The Ghost and the Goth and although I haven't read Bad Girls Don't Die, I've heard positive things about it.