“Waiting On” Wednesday #42

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

This Is What Happy Looks Like

This Is What Happy Looks Like
If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

In This is What Happy Looks Like, Jennifer E. Smith’s new YA novel, perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O’Neill meet—albeit virtually—when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an email about his pet pig, Wilbur. In the tradition of romantic movies like “You’ve Got Mail” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” the two 17-year-olds strike up an email relationship, even though they live on opposite sides of the country and don’t even know each other’s first names.

Through a series of funny and poignant messages, Graham and Ellie make a true connection, sharing intimate details about their lives, hopes and fears. But they don’t tell each other everything; Graham doesn’t know the major secret hidden in Ellie’s family tree, and Ellie is innocently unaware that Graham is actually a world-famous teen actor living in Los Angeles.

When the location for the shoot of Graham’s new film falls through, he sees an opportunity to take their relationship from online to in-person, managing to get the production relocated to picturesque Henley, Maine, where Ellie lives. But can a star as famous as Graham have a real relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie’s mom want her to avoid the media’s spotlight at all costs?

Just as they did in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, the hands of fate intervene in wondrous ways in this YA novel that delivers on high concept romance in lush and thoughtful prose.

Expected publication: 2013 by Little Brown and Company

“Waiting On” Wednesday #41

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Indigo Awakening (The Hunted #1)

Indigo Awakening (The Hunted, #1)
Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.

Voices told Lucas Darby to run. Voices no one else can hear. He’s warned his sister not to look for him, but Rayne refuses to let her troubled brother vanish on the streets of LA. In her desperate search, she meets Gabriel Stewart, a runaway with mysterious powers and far too many secrets. Rayne can’t explain her crazy need to trust the strange yet compelling boy—to touch him—to protect him even though he scares her.

A fanatical church secretly hunts psychic kids—gifted “Indigo” teens feared to be the next evolution of mankind—for reasons only “the Believers” know. Now Rayne’s only hope is Gabe, who is haunted by an awakening power—a force darker than either of them imagine—that could doom them all.

Expected publication: December 18th 2012 by Harlequin Teen

Review: What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

What Happened To GoodbyeTitle: What Happened to Goodbye

Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher:  Viking Juvenile
Genre(s): young-adult; romance; contemporary fiction
Source: Paperback – bought

My Rating

Synopsis (goodreads):

Another town. Another school. Another Mclean. Ever since her parents’ bitter divorce, Mclean and her father have been fleeing their unhappy past. And Mclean’s become a pro at reinventing herself with each move. But in Lakeview, Mclean finds herself putting down roots and making friends—in part, thanks to Dave, the most real person Mclean’s ever met. Dave just may be falling in love with her, but can he see the person she really is? Does Mclean herself know?

My Review:

Whenever Sarah Dessen releases a new book my heart sores and i make it a goal in my life to get my hands on it and devour it.

‘Read her once and fall in love.’

How honest is that line up there? It’s true to every word and letter. I know for a fact that of the six books that I’ve read by Sarah Dessen, I am yet to be disappointed. She just weaves the story is such an intricate pattern that it looks flawless, beautiful and the presence of a loose thread doesn’t exist. The story stays sewn together, without the fear of coming undone.

What Happened to Goodbye is about McLean. Her parents just went through a messy divorce. Her only escape, recreating herself, which is fairly easy considering how often she and her father move from place to place due to his job. But, this time, she finds it hard to hide herself, all the while searching for whom the ‘old McLean’ was and how she got to where she is.

Sarah Dessen adds just the right amount of elements in her books, almost like the perfect cake. Add family, friendship, love, path to forgiveness and finding oneself, and put in the oven to bake. Then spread the romance and sprinkle letting-go, and you have a perfect, delicious cake that melts in your mouth with every bite.

If you haven’t already read this book, then I strongly suggest going to buy yourself one, NOW! Seriously, how could you resist? And I’m just going to sit here patiently awaiting the news of Sarah Dessen’s new novel. *fingers crossed* There has to be another novel in the horizon…THERE JUST HAS TO BE!

“Waiting On” Wednesday #40

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Eve and Adam

Eve and Adam
Sixteen-year-old Evening Spiker lives an affluent life in San Francisco with her mother, EmmaRose, a successful geneticist and owner of Spiker Biotech. Sure, Evening misses her father who died mysteriously, but she’s never really questioned it. Much like how she’s never stopped to think how off it is that she’s never been sick. That is, until she’s struck by a car and is exposed to extensive injuries. Injuries that seem to be healing faster than physically possible. 

While recuperating in Spiker Biotech’s lush facilities, she meets Solo Plissken, a very attractive, if off-putting boy her age who spent his life at Spiker Biotech. Like Evening, he’s never questioned anything… until now. Solo drops hints to Evening that something isn’t right, and Emma-Rose may be behind it. Evening puts this out of her mind and begins her summer internship project: To simulate the creation of the perfect boy. With the help of Solo, Evening uncovers secrets so big they could change the world completely.

Expected publication: October 2nd 2012 by Feiwel & Friends

“Waiting On” Wednesday #39

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Vessel

Vessel
In a desert land where serpents made of unbreakable glass fly through the sky and wolves made of only sand hunt within storms, Liyana is destined to be a vessel, to sacrifice herself so that her clan’s goddess can inhabit her body… but her goddess never comes.
Expected publication: September 11th 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry

Starling (Starling #1)

Starling (Starling, #1)
“Love is just the beginning… of the end.”

Mason Starling is a champion fencer for Gosforth Academy, but she’s never had to fight for her life. Until now. When a ferocious storm rips through Manhattan and unleashes terrifying creatures onto Gosforth’s campus, Mason barely escapes alive. Without help from the mysterious stranger who appeared in the midst of the storm, she might not have made it at all. But now, in the aftermath, Mason’s life begins to spin dramatically, mystically out of control, and the only one who seems able to help her is the stranger who can remember nothing but his name: Fennrys Wolf.

As Mason and Fenn uncover more about Fenn’s past and the strange events that surround them, they realize that Mason’s family — and its dark allegiance to the ancient Norse gods — is at the center of everything. A predetermined fate seems to be closing in on Mason, but is it possible to change one’s destiny?

Readers who fell in love with Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange trilogy and those who love Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series will be captivated by the sweeping romance and pulse-pounding action of Starling.

Expected publication: August 28th 2012 by HarperTeen (first published August 15th 2012)

Review: Fall For You by Cecilia Gray

Fall For You (The Jane Austen Academy Series #1: A Modern Retelling of Pride & Prejudice)

Title: Fall For You (The Jane Austen Academy Series #1)

Author: Cecilia Gray

Publisher: The Alpha Division, LLC
Genre(s): young-adult; romance; contemporary fiction; re-telling
Source: e-Book – tour purpose

My Rating

Synopsis (goodreads):

Jane Austen meets Pretty Little Liars in this fresh, new young-adult series!

* * *

The last thing that the girls at the elite Jane Austen Academy need is hot guys to flirt with. Please. They need to stay focused on something that lasts much longer: an acceptance letter from an Ivy.

But over the summer the school has been sold, and like it or not, the guys are coming. And it’s about to turn the Academy–and the lives of its students–totally upside down…
* * *

To say Lizzie and Dante are polar opposites is the understatement of the century. He’s a snooty Exeter transfer with more money than Google. She’s a driven study-a-holic barely keeping up with tuition. It’s obvious that Dante thinks he’s way too good for Lizzie. And Lizzie knows Dante is a snob with a gift for pushing her buttons.

But things are changing fast this year at the Academy. And when Lizzie’s quest to stop those changes blows up in her face, taking her oldest friendship with it, she has nowhere else to turn but to Dante, with his killer blue eyes, his crazy-sexy smile, and his secrets… Secrets Lizzie can’t seem to leave alone, no matter how hard she tries…

My Review:

Very short read and just the right amount of pleasure. I had fun reading this light re-telling of Pride and Prejudice.

The story follows the Jane Austen Academy and its many students. Since this is a series, its going to explore different characters. In the first book (this one) we read about Lizzie. Just like in the novel, and many other adaptations, she is strong-headed, true to the heart and firmly believes in the right. While, in the book Lizzie has sisters, i have a feeling we will see the characters of her sisters in the form of her friends. For instance, Anne who has a secondary role in the book resembles Jane, due to many characteristics.

Now, Lizzie and Anne team up to rid the school of its tyrant Headmistress who plans on changing the school for good and rid it of its past qualities that make it the Jane Austen Academy. We just saw a part of the action in this book, the rest comes with the other books that follow quickly after.

This book was short and sweet. I think it really re-told the story well. Nothing, out of the ordinary, but an interesting and entertaining read. Do get your hands on this book, for those staying-at-home-reading days. And i might have enjoyed the book a bit more because i’ve been in the Pride and Prejudice mode since summers started.

“Waiting On” Wednesday #38

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Lucid

Lucid
What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?

Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn’t be more different–except for one thing. They share a secret that they can’t tell a soul. At night, they dream that they’re each other.

The deeper they’re pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever.

This is a dazzling debut that will steal readers’ hearts.

Expected publication: October 2nd 2012 by Razorbill

“Waiting On” Wednesday #37

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1)

by Morgan Rhodes (Pseudonym), Michelle Rowen
Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)
In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects’ lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:

Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.

Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.

Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword…

The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

Expected publication: December 11th 2012 by Razorbill

“Waiting On” Wednesday #36

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Dark Star

Dark Star
Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it’s hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she’s lured into the sweet night air by something human and not human—something with talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile.

Now Audrey knows the truth: her mom doesn’t fight crime at night. She fights Harrowers—livid, merciless beings who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet some have managed to escape. And they want Audrey dead, just because of who she is: one of the Kin.

To survive, Audrey will need to sharpen the powers she has always had. When she gets close to someone, dark corners of the person’s memories become her own, and she sometimes even glimpses the future. If Audrey could only get close to Patrick Tigue, a powerful Harrower masquerading as human, she could use her Knowing to discover the Harrowers’ next move. But Leon, her mother’s bossy, infuriatingly attractive sidekick, has other ideas. Lately, he won’t let Audrey out of his sight.

When an unthinkable betrayal puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed power within herself. It may be the key to saving her herself, her family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys everything—and everyone—she loves.

Expected publication: October 23rd 2012 by Hyperion

“Waiting On” Wednesday #35

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Velveteen (Velveteen #1)

Velveteen (Velveteen, #1)
Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that’s not the problem.

The problem is she landed in purgatory. And while it’s not a fiery inferno, it’s certainly no heaven. It’s gray, ashen, and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do. Which doesn’t leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what’s really on her mind.

Bonesaw.

Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. And she’s figured out just how to do it. She’ll haunt him for the rest of his days. 
It’ll be brutal . . . and awesome.

But crossing the divide between the living and the dead has devastating consequences. Velveteen’s obsessive haunting cracks the foundations of purgatory and jeopardizes her very soul. A risk she’s willing to take—except fate has just given her reason to stick around: an unreasonably hot and completely off-limits coworker.

Velveteen can’t help herself when it comes to breaking rules . . . or getting revenge. And she just might be angry enough to take everyone down with her.

Expected publication: October 9th 2012 by Random House Children’s Books

Review: Heaven by Christoph Marzi

HeavenTitle: Heaven

Author: Christoph Marzi
Publisher: Orchard Books
Genre(s): young-adult; romance; fantasy
Source: Paperback – finished copy (for review)

My Rating

Synopsis (goodreads):

The night that Heaven lost her heart was cold and moonless. But the blade that sliced it out was warm with her dark blood…

David Pettyfer is taking a shortcut over the dark rooftops of London’s brooding houses, when he literally stumbles across Heaven: a strange, beautiful, distraught girl who says that bad men have stolen her heart. Yet she’s still alive…

And so begins David and Heaven’s wild, exciting and mysterious adventure—to find Heaven’s heart, and to discover the incredible truth about her origins. 

Part thriller, part love story and part fairy tale, this brilliantly original novel from a bestselling German author will take your breath away…

 

My Review:

*sigh*
Heaven was like a breath of fresh air. There was something simply breathtaking about it. It was like finding water in a desert and not being able to get enough of it.

Heaven has her heart cut out of her body in the dark night, rendering her dead, or so she should be. But when she gets up and runs it leaves her attackers puzzled and perplexed. She bumps into David, who has no idea what he’s getting into. But neither does Heaven.

Originally written in German this book was…phenomenal. The lush details and description left me gasping for air. Everything unfolded in front of my eyes and i felt myself right there with the characters. The narrative voice just spoke out. I have always loved a good narrative that manages to pull me into the story. And i have to say that throughout the novel i was very much in the story.

There really is that raw feel to the story but at the same time it speaks volumes and manages to get the idea out. I’ve never been to England but i actually felt like i was there. The places just took form before me and i saw myself there. What’s more is that this book really didn’t let you put it down. I had completely lost all power to take a break from the book.

The book was fast paced because of the situations that the characters found themselves in. I would actually love to see this book become a movie!

I kid not when i say that you’ve read nothing quite like this!

What’s Next? (2)

If you’re anything like me, you’ll know its very hard to choose your next read – particularly when you have a review/reading pile as big as your bed… or head. What’s Next is a weekly feature on IceyBooks, and you can participate!

You get to choose, what i read next:

Heaven

The Darkening Dream

What Happened to Goodbye

There is a poll to your right. Go and vote for the book you wish for me to read and review first!

Review: Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

Keep Holding OnTitle: Keep Holding On

Author: Susane Colasanti
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Genre(s): young-adult; romance; contemporary fiction
Source: ARC

My Rating

Synopsis (goodreads):

A romantic and empowering book about bullying

Noelle’s life is all about survival. Even her best friend doesn’t know how much she gets bullied, or the ways her mom neglects her. Noelle’s kept so much about her life a secret for so long that when her longtime crush Julian Porter starts paying attention to her, she’s terrified. Surely it’s safer to stay hidden than to risk the pain of a broken heart. But when the antagonism of her classmates takes a dramatic turn, Noelle realizes it’s time to stand up for herself–and for the love that keeps her holding on.

 

My Review:

I think its safe to say that i’ve had quite the lucky streak when it comes to reading good books. So far, a book has yet to disappoint me.

I’d obviously read rave reviews about Colasanti’s Keep Holding On and not being a stranger to her books i knew this was a sure good one. I don’t know how to explain it, but its this feeling that you get and you instantly know that you will love this book.

This is the first time i’ve read a book about bullying and i feel that everyone out there should get their hands on this book. Why? Personally, it gave me an insight into the world of the one being bullied and what they go through daily. Thankfully, i haven’t been bullied in the way Noelle was but i did scraped. But i guess i had the strength to speak out against it. Many people do have the strength to fight it, they just don’t know that they do.

I cried. I literally cried while reading this book. It was everything i felt, even today. It was almost like Susane looked into my heart and wrote down everything that she saw. I cried for those who go through this everyday. I cried for those who feel alone and scared. I cried for those who felt that dying was the best option. I won’t deny i haven’t thought about it myself, but this book has this feel-good thing about it. It gives you strength and gives you hope. The power to change is in your hands.

The book was short, and i wished for it to continue on. I read it within hours because i literally could not put it down. It helped me the see the light, that while bullying does not happen here to the extent it happens in the US, things are pretty bad. And i want to help change it.

Review: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)Title: Anna Dressed in Blood

Author: Kendare Blake
Publisher: Tor Teen
Genre(s): young-adult; romance; paranormal fiction
Source: ARC

My Rating

Synopsis (goodreads):

Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story…

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.

My Review:

Who doesn’t love a good ghost story. And when you throw in a smart-ass male protagonist and his feelings for a certain ghost girl, yeah well you have that perfectly-hooked-onto-till-the-very-end-story.

I absolutely loved the story from Cas’s POV because it helped me realise that i just enjoyed reading a story from a guy’s POV. Initially, i have to be honest, i thought there might be something going on between Carmel and Cas but that quickly left my head when i saw the chemistry between Cas and Anna.
The story line really reminded me of the TV show Supernatural which made me love the book even more, if that was even possible.

This book was gruesome, creepy, violent and romantic all rolled in one. I’ve always wanted to read a horror story but i always found that the scare you get from the story rolling off of someone’s tongue never quite matches when you read. But, when i read Anna Dressed in Blood…WOW! I was hooked from the start. There were parts in the novel that were certified freaky and they gave me quite a scare. Not the kind where i refused to leave my room deep into the night. It just gave me the chills when i actually saw the whole story play before my eyes.

The way Kendare Blake weaved the whole story was fantastic. There are times when i’m reading that i know the whole story before it even finishes. Yeah, she had me sitting at the edge of my seat just wondering what the hell was going to happen next. The description was breathtaking, to say the least. It was like a well- played out movie just unfolding before my eyes.

After having finished the book, just literally, i know now what many other reviewers were gushing about. This book really does not disappoint. I can’t wait to see what happens in the sequel!

“Waiting On” Wednesday #32

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

City of Swords (Stravaganza #6)

City of Swords (Stravaganza, #6)
Desperately unhappy, Laura has resorted to secretly self-harming. But Laura is a Stravagante, somebody who can travel in time and space. When she finds her talisman, a small silver dagger, she stravagates with it to sixteenth-century Fortezza, a town similar to Lucca in Italy, where she meets her Stravagante, who is a swordsmith. But Laura also meets the charming and attractive Ludo, and falls for him. Their love for each other is tested when Ludo lays claim to the crown of Fortezza, and Laura finds herself fighting on the side of the Stravaganti opposing him.
Expected publication: August 21st 2012

Review: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Graffiti MoonTitle: Graffiti Moon

Author: Cath Crowley
Genre(s): young-adult; romance; contemporary fiction
Source: ARC

My Rating

Synopsis (goodreads):

Senior year is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight, she’s going to find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work appears all over the city. He’s out there somewhere—spraying color, spraying birds and blue sky on the night—and Lucy knows a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for. Really fall for. Instead, Lucy’s stuck at a party with Ed, the guy she’s managed to avoid since the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells her he knows where to find Shadow, they’re suddenly on an all-night search around the city. And what Lucy can’t see is the one thing that’s right before her eyes.

My Review:

Fans of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist will rejoice!

This book had the perfect amount of adventure, hope, art and romance. In my opinion the book just about spoke to me. Everyone hopes to find that really cool way of finding that ‘one’ person who’ll stay with them forever.

Lucy fantisizes about Shadow, the notorious graffiti artist whose paintings speak to her very soul. And at the end of her year 12 she hopes to find him. So, she and her friends set out in the night to find Shadow and his friend Poet who scribbles words from the heart. But, just like always, you need to stop looking to actually find. 🙂

I fell in love with the way Cath Crowley described each character’s emotion. The book was divided into 3 POVs, Shadow, Poet and Lucy. We find out very early in the book who Shadow and Poet are, no mystery there, but the whole journey till the very end makes a great read. It screams adventure and taking risks (just going with the flow).

The way both Shadow (Ed) and Lucy talk about art, it makes me fall in love with it too. I see the pictures drawn on the walls by Shadow, the glass blown by Lucy. The poems were interesting. Each character finds exactly what they’ve been looking for by the end of the night. I guess, it could be a coming of age story as well.

I fell in love with the chemistry between Ed and Lucy. Truly amazing!

Do get your copy of Graffiti Moon. Its that perfect summer read!

What’s Next? (1)

If you’re anything like me, you’ll know its very hard to choose your next read – particularly when you have a review/reading pile as big as your bed… or head. What’s Next is a weekly feature on IceyBooks, and you can participate!

You get to choose, what i read next:

Uglies (Uglies, #1)

Torment (Fallen, #2)

Heaven

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)

There is a poll to your right. Go and vote for the book you wish for me to read and review first!

“Waiting On” Wednesday #31

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Blink Once

Blink Once
West is a high school senior who has everything going for him until an accident leaves him paralyzed. Strapped down in his hospital bed, slipping in and out of consciousness, West is terrified and alone. Until he meets Olivia. She’s the girl next door—sort of. A patient in the room next to his, only Olivia can tell what West is thinking, and only Olivia seems to know that the terrible dreams he’s been having are not just a result of his medication. Yet as West comes to rely on Olivia—to love her, even—certain questions pull at him: Why has Olivia been in the hospital for so long? And what does it mean that she is at the center of his nightmares? But the biggest question of all comes when West begins to recover and learns that the mysterious girl he’s fallen in love with has a secret he could never have seen coming.
Expected publication: September 4th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens