Waiting on Wednesday (1)1
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, meant to highlight the upcoming releases we are anxiously anticipating.
I haven't done this sort of thing yet so let's see how I do. ;) I am thrilled to see how close some of these publish dates are and maybe you can join in on the excitement. This week on my eager to have released list are five different books:
Author: Andrea Cremer & David Levithan
Publish Date: May 7, 2013
Buy the Book: Barnes & Noble | Amazon
Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth.
Inner beauty wants out.
When eighteen-year-old Becky Randle’s mother dies, she’s summoned from her Missouri trailer park to meet Tom Kelly, the world’s top designer. He makes her an impossible offer: He’ll create three dresses to transform Becky from a nothing special girl into the most beautiful woman who ever lived.
Becky thinks Tom is a lunatic, or that he’s producing a hidden camera show called World’s Most Gullible Poor People. But she accepts, and she’s remade as Rebecca. When Becky looks in the mirror, she sees herself – an awkward mess of split ends and cankles. But when anyone else looks at Becky, they see pure five-alarm hotness.
Soon Rebecca is on the cover of Vogue, the new Hollywood darling, and dating celebrities. Then Becky meets Prince Gregory, heir to the British throne, and everything starts to crumble. Because Rebecca aside, Becky loves him. But to love her back, Gregory would have to look past the blinding Rebecca to see the real girl inside. And Becky knows there’s not enough magic in the world.
A screamingly defiant, hugely naughty, and impossibly fun free fall past the cat walks, the red carpets, and even the halls of Buckingham Palace, Gorgeous does the impossible: It makes you see yourself clearly for the first time.
Title: The Program (Program #1)
Author: Suzanne Young
Publish Date: April 30, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Buy the Book: Barnes & Noble | Amazon
In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.
Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.
Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them.
Samantha Stewart witnessed a tragic event when she was just a child and it changed her from a young vibrant child into a sullen, completely silent, teenager. She only spoke to her parents and dear grandmother and didn’t have any friends. Her teachers ignored her and her peers at school were cruel.
Then one day it happened. A new boy, David Edwards, moved into town and again, Samantha’s world was changed. Thanks to a project given by her French teacher, she is forced into working with David on it. Her parents are on board with the idea so Samantha has to break her silence and talk to David. Then in a shocking twist of events she finds herself heart broken.
Again, Samantha’s life is turned upside down. But this time can she handle the change? How do you survive the Ultimate Betrayal?
Title: Of Silver and Beasts
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Publish Date: May 1, 2013
Buy the Book: TBA
In the sand-covered queendom of Cavan, the goddess once saved a young Kaliope’s life, preventing the mercury her father attempted to hide in her blood from reaching her heart. Now, a cybernetic clamp filters it, but the silver streaks swirling faintly beneath her skin are a constant reminder that she’s different.
When nineteen-year-old Kaliope is chosen as head of the Nactue Guard, she becomes the sworn protector to her empress. In the midst of an invasion on a neighboring land, Kaliope is placed in charge of guarding Prince Caben, the last heir to his kingdom. But when they’re attacked by the feared Otherworlders, Caben and Kaliope are abducted and taken below to a realm where they must fight for their life in a caged arena.
Kaliope struggles to protect her princely charge, keeping him and herself alive while battling inhumanly opponents, and trying to save the stolen, sacred relic that will restore her empress’s life force and all of Cavan. And if she can somehow awaken the goddess within her, she may save what’s most important.
New Adult Dark Fantasy: Intended for readers 17 years of age and older.
Those are my five books for this week. I am pretty excited to get the chance to read them once they are released because they all sound epic for several different reasons. I should be getting back on track with reviews either tomorrow or the day after. I'd love to hear what sort of book everyone is looking forward to, so feel free to comment and let me know what you are looking forward to and whether you agree or disagree with the books on my list. Maybe your suggestions might help me find a few more books to buy in the future!
Here is what is coming up on the blog:
April 5 - The Beast Within by Jonathan Yanez [Blog Tour] & Taming Tyler by Rebecca Rembish [Blog Tour]
April 7 - The Body Electric by Allie Duzett & Invasion (C.H.A.O.S. #1) by Jon S. Lewis & The Lighting Beasts and the Great Tengu King (The Tale of the Valiant Hero Kenta #1) by Ezra Jacobs
April 8 - Russian Dolls by Cristelle Comby [Blog Tour+Interview] & A Glimpse of Her Soul by Stuart Jaffe [Blog Tour+Interview]