Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Perception and Probability 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. For my WoWs, I'll be choosing a Sooner (books released in the next month or so) and a Later (books further out). Here's what I'm eagerly anticipating:


The Probability of Miracles
by Wendy Wunder

hitting shelves December 8th, 2011 from Razorbill

Dry, sarcastic, sixteen-year-old Cam Cooper has spent the last seven years in and out hospitals. The last thing she wants to do in the short life she has left is move 1,500 miles away to Promise, Maine - a place known for the miraculous events that occur there. But it's undeniable that strange things happen in Promise: everlasting sunsets; purple dandelions; flamingoes in the frigid Atlantic; an elusive boy named Asher; and finally, a mysterious envelope containing a list of things for Cam to do before she dies. As Cam checks each item off the list, she finally learns to believe - in love, in herself, and even in miracles.

A debut novel from an immensely talented new writer, The Probability of Miracles crackles with wit, romance and humor and will leave readers laughing and crying with each turn of the page.

My thoughts: After seeing a review of this at Katie's Book Blog, it immediately went on my official run-to-the-bookstore-the-day-it-comes-out list. So I guess I have a date with Barnes in a week. Who says bloggers don't sell books? :)


by Kim Harrington

hitting shelves March 1st, 2012 from Scholastic Press

When you can see things others can't, what do you do when someone's watching you?

Everybody knows about Clarity "Clare" Fern. She's the psychic girl in school, the one who can place her hands on something and see hidden visions from the past.

Only Clare would rather not be a celebrity. She prefers hanging back, observing. Her gift is not a game to her.

But then someone starts playing with her head . . . and heart. Messages and gifts from a secret admirer crop up everywhere Clare turns. Could they be from Gabriel, the gorgeous boy who gets Clare's pulse racing? Or from Justin, Clare's hopeful ex-boyfriend who'd do anything to win her back?

One thing is certain. Clare needs to solve this mystery, and soon. Because the messages are becoming sinister, and a girl in town has suddenly disappeared.

My thoughts: Book one, Clarity, really drew me in. Can't wait for more!


  1. I love how Wendy Wunder's last time is the German word for "miracle". Very fitting. :)

    And thanks for reminding me that I really need to read Clarity soon. :D

    Fictional Distraction

  2. i pre-ordered perception. i am so excited to read it. and i am really interested in reading probability of miracles. great picks becky! :)


  3. The title and the synopsis sounds really gooood! definitely waiting for this one!

    Here's my WoW pick
    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  4. I am looking forward to reading both of these, especially Perception. Great picks!

  5. I can't wait to read Perception. :D

  6. Methinks it's time to grab Clarity from somewhere!!!

    Feel free to check out my WOW
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  7. I really have to read Clarity soon it sounds like a wonderful series! Awesome picks!

    Xpresso Reads

  8. heard great things about both!

    I'm hosting an exclusive cover reveal for TOUCHING THE SURFACE, by Kimberly Sabatini. Releases in 2012 from Simon Pulse! Come by and check it out and comment your thoughts!!!

  9. Love the sound of both of these. Great choices!

    My WOW

  10. great colors on the first cover! they book look great!

  11. I haven't read Clarity's collecting dust on my bookshelf. Hopefully soon.

    Magical Urban Fantasy Reads

  12. I like the cover! The book sounds great! I'm so looking forward to reading it!! Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

    Books For All Seasons

  13. Awesome picks this week. I actually want both of them! I saw a good review for The Probability of Miracles which sold the book to me too!

  14. Probability of Miracles sounds amazing. I'm definitely adding it to my list. Great picks! =)

  15. I am very excited for the Probability of Miracles - its out soon to :)
    Great choice Becky!

    My WoW this week

    Amy @ Turn the Page (YA)

  16. I'm waiting for Perception as well.
    I saw they changed the cover (I mean the fist one has now a matching cover with this one).. I like it.

    I should check The Probability of Miracles as well :)

  17. I've seen a lot of Twitter buzz for The Probability of Miracles, and I'm nearly out of breath from the unbearable curiosity! And I really liked Clarity, and I'm Team Justin so I'm more than a little excited for what's to come in Perception!

    -Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)