Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (#5)

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.

 Ok, some of mine this week may be out already, I'm not sure.  Doesn't change how much I'm waiting for them!
Blood & FlowersBlood and Flowers
By: Penny Blubaugh
Published: March 2011
Found: On Amazon
Synopsis From Goodreads:
Three years ago, Persia ran away from her drug-addict parents and found a home with the Outlaws, an underground theater troupe. This motley band of mortals and fey, puppeteers and actors, becomes the loving family Persia never had, and soon Persia not only discovers a passion for theater but also falls in love with Nicholas, one of the other Outlaws. Life could not be more perfect.
Until an enemy with a grudge makes an unfair accusation against the group and forces them to flee the mortal world and hide in the neighboring realm of Faerie. But in Faerie, all is not flowers and rainbows—with bloodthirsty trolls, a hostile monarchy, and a dangerous code of magic, the fey world is not quite the safe haven the Outlaws had hoped for. And they must decide what’s more important: protecting their right to perform or protecting themselves.
From critically acclaimed author Penny Blubaugh comes this mesmerizing tale of family, faeries, and finding a place to call home.
This looks wonderful, and I really like this cover. 
Gemini Bites
By: Patrick Ryan
Published: March 2011
Found: On Amazon
Synopsis From Goodreads:
One of the strangest (and funniest) love triangles ever to hit YA fiction, when a pair of twins (one boy, one girl) both fall for the boy who moves in with them…who may or may not be a vampire.
Judy and Kyle Renneker are sixteen-year-old fraternal twins in a rambling family of nine. They have a prickly history with each other and are, at least from Judy's perspective, constantly in fierce competition. Kyle has recently come out of the closet to his family and feels he might never know what it's like to date a guy. Judy, who has a history of pretending to be something she isn't in order to get what she wants, is pretending to be born-again in order to land a boyfriend who heads his own bible study.
When their parents announce that the family is going to be taking in a fellow student for a month so that he can finish the school year before moving away, both Kyle and Judy can't help but sit up and take notice. Garret Johnson, who is taking temporary residence in the newly finished attic, is a young man who moved into town less than a year ago and who is a mysterious, goth loner . . . and claims to be a vampire. He's not an easy person to get to know by any means, but the twins find him (to varying degrees) both strange and alluring.
GEMINI BITES explores what it means to pretend to be something you aren't, what happens when that backfires, and how in-your-face honesty is almost always the best course of action.
This one looks awesome, and a completely new vampire-love-story.  I can't wait to get my hands on it! 



Dark Mirror (Dark Passage, #1)Dark Mirror
Series: Dark Passage, Book One
By: M. J. Putney
Published: March 2011
Found: On Jenny's Books' Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the earl and countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status. 
Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory’s blood is tainted . . . by magic.
When a shocking accident forces Tory to demonstrate her despised skill, the secret she’s fought so hard to hide is revealed for all to see. She is immediately exiled to Lackland Abbey, a reform school for young men and women in her position. There she will learn to suppress her deplorable talents and maybe, if she’s one of the lucky ones, be able to return to society.
But Tory’s life is about to change forever. All that she’s ever known or considered important will be challenged. What lies ahead is only the beginning of a strange and wonderful journey into a world where destiny and magic come together, where true love and friendship find her, and where courage and strength of character are the only things that determine a young girl’s worth. 
This looks amazing, and I just love the cover!




The Liar Society (The Liar Society, #1)The Liar Society
Series: The Liar Society, Book One
By: Lisa Roecker and Laura Roecker
Published: March 2011
Found: I've forgotten the blog!  I'm sorry!

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Kate Lowry didn't think dead best friends could send e-mails. But when she gets an e-mail from Grace, she’s not so sure.
To: KateLowry@pemberlybrown.edu
Sent: Sun 9/14 11:59 PM
From: GraceLee@pemberlybrown.edu
Subject: (no subject)
Kate,
I'm here…
sort of.
Find Cameron.
He knows.
I shouldn't be writing.
Don't tell.
They'll hurt you.
Now Kate has no choice but to prove once and for all that Grace’s death was more than just a tragic accident. But secrets haunt the halls of her elite private school. Secrets people will do anything to protect. Even if it means getting rid of the girl trying to solve a murder...
This looks brilliant, too, and I know I've seen it somewhere!  The only problem: I don't remember where!  Anyway, want to read this and lovin' the cover!



Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely, #5)Darkest Mercy
Series: Wicked Lovely, Book Five
By: Melissa Marr
Published: 3 March 2011
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey.
Aislinn tends to the Summer Court, searching for her absent king and yearning for Seth. Torn between his new queen and his old love, Keenan works from afar to strengthen his court against the coming war. Donia longs for fiery passion even as she coolly readies the Winter Court for battle. And Seth, sworn brother of the Dark King and heir to the High Queen, is about to make a mistake that could cost his life.
Love, despair, and betrayal ignite the Faery Courts, and in the final conflict, some will win . . . and some will lose everything.
The thrilling conclusion to Melissa Marr's New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series will leave readers breathless.
I want to read this so bad!  The series as a whole has been great, and I can't wait to see how it all ends.  Plus, isn't the cover gorgeous?!



Carnival of Souls/One Thing or Your Mother/Blooded
Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Volume Three
By: Various
Published: 3 March 2011
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:


BeastlyBeastly (Audio CD)
By: Alex Flinn
Published: 15 March 2011
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright – a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.
You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever – ruined – unless I can break the spell.
Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she urn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

This looks amazing!  It's being turned into a film, and I love audio CDs.  So, I'm a-waitin' for this on!

Whew.  That's What I'm Waiting For.  What are you desperate to get your hands on?

4 comments:

Neri said...

You have a lot of great books on your list. Most of them I want too! :)

Here's my list http://bit.ly/htR29M

I Want To Read That said...

ooh they all look good. Really like the look of The Liar society:)

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I've heard a lot about The Liar Society and Dark Mirror - looking forward to your thoughts on those!

Tara said...

I really want to read Dark Mirror and The Liar Society - great WonW!!