Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Waiting on...

"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.

Today I've got a Penguin two-fer! I just couldn't decide between them.  
by April Genevieve Tucholke

hitting shelves March 22nd,  2016 
from Dial Books
The intrigue of The Virgin Suicides and the "supernatural or not" question of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer coalesce in this young adult mystery, where nothing is quite as it seems, no one is quite who you think, and everything can change on a dime.

Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.

Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.

What really happened?
Someone knows.
Someone is lying.

For fans of Holly Black, We Were Liars, and The Raven Boys, this mysterious tale full of intrigue, dread, beauty, and a whiff of something strange will leave you utterly entranced.

My thoughts: Okay, so, aside from the Virgin Suicides comparison (we'll just ignore that, not a fan), this book looks absolutely amazing. Plus its April Tucholke and her writing is the most gorgeous, perfectly haunting thing ever. And this cover!! Will there be posters? Please let there be posters. 

by Alison Goodman

hitting shelves January 26th,  2016 
from Viking Books for Young Readers
New York Times bestseller Alison Goodman’s eagerly awaited new project: a Regency adventure starring a stylish and intrepid demon-hunter!

London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap?

My thoughts: I've heard awesome things about this author's work. Plus the moment a synopsis mentions a "stylish and intrepid demon hunter"  and the "shadows of Regency London", you've pretty much got my attention! Also, I was so glad to see this cover for the US release---no offense to anyone, but the other cover shown on goodreads is a bit of a pink nightmare! 

What are you excited for this week? 


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