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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (14)

XVI by Julia Karr
(Penguin/January 6, 2011)

In the year 2150, being a girl isn’t necessarily a good thing, especially when your sixteenth (read sex-teenth) birthday is fast approaching. That in itself would be enough to make anyone more than a little nuts, what with the tattoo and all – but Nina Oberon’s life has taken a definite turn for the worse. Her mother is brutally stabbed and left for dead. Before dying, she entrusts a secret book to Nina, telling her to deliver it to Nina's father. But, first Nina has to find him; since for fifteen years he's been officially dead. Complications arise when she rescues Sal, a mysterious, and ultra hot guy. He seems to like Nina, but also seems to know more about her father than he’s letting on. Then there’s that murderous ex-government agent who’s stalking her, and just happens to be her little sister’s dad.

Ooo! Another future + dystopian novel! There are a lot of those coming out next year which is nice, since I'm a fan of dystopian novels & movies! I never realized how much I enjoyed dystopian works until my friend and I started discussing some of the movies we had seen (Equilibrium, Children of Men, etc) a while ago, but dystopian works always leave you with a lot to think about!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (13)

Across the Universe by Beth Revis
(Razorbill/January 11, 2011)

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone—one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship—tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now, Amy must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there’s only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

Cool! A sci-fi mystery with a hint of romance! Sounds amazing and look at that cover! Isn't it just gorgeous? Looks like a movie poster almost! I followed Beth's blog and was really excited when she got the book deal & when this cover came out--can't wait to read Across the Universe!!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (12)

Entangled by Cat Clarke
(Quercus Publishing Plc/January 6th, 2011)

The same questions whirl round and round in my head:
What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got here.

As Grace's pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see?

Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here?

A story of dark secrets, intense friendship and electrifying attraction.

Sounds very mysteriousness! So many great-sounding books coming out next year though!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I'm still alive!

Hi everyone,

I'm sorry for the sparse updates lately; I've had an insane amount of work since the school year started. There are more tests, quizzes, problem sets, labs and work than you can shake a stick at!

I just wanted to say that I have emailed all the winners of the contests I've held recently, and that updates will be less frequent until I can get all this work done. I'll try to keep up with the memes at the very least and hopefully get a few reviews in.

Thank you to all my lovely followers & to all the amazing people who have commented on my posts! I've been reading your blogs as much as I can and even though I don't always get a chance to comment, I've been visiting as much as I can with all this work!

Thanks again & I hope you all have a good weekend! Happy reading!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (11)

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
(HarperTeen/January 4, 2011)

In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees. . .

Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what it is, though, isn't easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place--and out of place, at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make--between honesty and deciet, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Hmm, another angel book. There have been a lot more of them lately after Hush, Hush, Crescendo & Halo. But this one sounds good too! Are angels & fallen angels the new vampires?

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Trailer Tuesday (9)

Here's the trailer for the next book in the "Dead is" series: Dead is Just a Rumor by Marlene Perez!

Series I Like

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis Divergent by Veronica Roth Firelight by Sophie Jordon Halo by Alexandra Adornetto Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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