Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (#3)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and it's a weekly meme all about the books that are coming out soon that we really can't wait to read.

This is my WoW this week, and it's made up of three books, all of which will be published on 1st March 2011, or during March sometime!

By: Courtney Allison Moulton
Published: 1st March 2011

Synopsis From Boarders:
This debut, the first novel in a trilogy, is achingly romantic, terrifying, and filled with blistering action.
When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.
A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once.
While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember.
I've heard brilliant things about this book, and have been waiting for it for ages!  I can't wait for it to come out: it looks amazing, and a new take on the whole angel-theme.  Can't wait! 
PUBLISHED: 1st March 2011

Falling Under
By: Gwen Hayes
Published: March 2o11

Synopsis From Boarders:
Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she's seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.
As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.
And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.
This looks incredible.  Totally amazing.  And, I just love this cover!  So dark, simple and beautiful.  Perfect!  What does everyone else think of it?
PUBLISHED: March 2011

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
By: Annabel Pitcher
Published: 1st March 2011

Synopsis From Boarders:
Ten-year-old Jamie Matthews has just moved to the Lake District with his Dad and his teenage sister, Jasmine for a 'Fresh New Start'. Five years ago his sister's twin, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb. His parents are wrecked by their grief, Jasmine turns to piercing, pink hair and stops eating. The family falls apart. But Jamie hasn't cried in all that time. To him Rose is just a distant memory. Jamie is far more interested in his cat, Roger, his birthday Spiderman T-shirt, and in keeping his new friend Sunya a secret from his dad. And in his deep longing and unshakeable belief that his Mum will come back to the family she walked out on months ago. When he sees a TV advert for a talent show, he feels certain that this will change everything and bring them all back together once and for all.
This seems so sweet and childlike.  I don't know about everyone else, but I actually like books told from young children's points of view: the way they see things is completely different from the way teenagers or adults do.  The cover is sweet, but if I hadn't seen the blurb, I'm not sure what I would have thought...  I don't know.
PUBLISHED: 1st March 2011

So, that's my current list.  What does everyone else want this week?


Arlee Bird said...

Thanks for following and I have reciprocated by following yours.

Actually I think the "My Sister" book doesn't sound overly childlike--the premise sounds kind of good to me. A lot of great books have been written thru a child's eyes.

Tossing It Out

YA Vampire Books said...

Falling Under & Angelfire sound awesome!
The cover of My Sister lives on the mantelpiece looks a bit creepy I think :P

Jenny said...

Oh fabulous picks! I loved Angelfire, looking forward to seeing what you think of it! I'm really excited for Falling Under as well, it looks amazing:)