Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (#6)

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, so, I'm on time this week.  Eventually.  Some of these are paperbacks or reprints... Actually most of them are.  Anyway, this is what's I'm Waiting For:
Unraveled (MIRA)Unraveled
Series: Intertwined, Book Two
By: Gena Showalter

Published: March 18th 2011
Found: On Amazon
Synopsis From Goodreads:
Since coming to Crossroads, Oklahoma, former outcast Aden Stone has been living the good life. Never mind that one of his best friends is a werewolf, his girlfriend is a vampire princess who hungers for his blood, and he's supposed to be crowned Vampire King—while still a human! Well, kind of.
With four—oops, three now—human souls living inside his head, Aden has always been "different" himself. These souls can time-travel, raise the dead, possess another's mind and, his least favorite these days, tell the future.
The forecast for Aden? A knife through the heart.
Because a war is brewing between the creatures of the dark, and Aden is somehow at the center of it all. But he isn't about to lie down and accept his destiny without a fight. Not when his new friends have his back, not when Victoria has risked her own future to be with him, and not when he has a reason to live for the first time in his life….
I haven't read the first book in this series, but I have to admit: this one looks pretty good.  And gotta love the cover: dark, dangerous and with "A War Is Brewing Between The Creatures Of The Dark" written on it.  Plus, the swirls are awesome!

The Lying GameThe Lying Game
Series: The Dead Life, Book One
By: Sara Shepard
Published: 31st March 2011
Found: I've forgotten!  I have to stop doing that!

Synopsis From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Sara Shepard’s new series weaves a mystery of long-lost twins, mistaken identities, a duplicitous circle of friends, and cold-blooded murder. Combining juicy plot lines, to-die-for lifestyles, a tangled web of friendship and romance, magnetic characters, and sharp-witted narration from the afterlife, The Lying Game is an alluring cross between Pretty Little Liars and The Lovely Bones.
Foster kid Emma Paxton has only just discovered Sutton Mercer, the wealthy twin sister she never knew she had, when Sutton drops off the face of the earth, asking Emma to cover for her at home, school, and with her friends—just for a few days. At first Emma enjoys trying on her sister’s fabulous life: her fiercely loyal friends, her adoring boyfriend, her close-knit family. But as Emma is drawn deeper into Sutton’s world she finds the friends are not so fabulous, the boyfriend is not who she wants to be with, and the family is clinging to long-buried secrets and a veneer of functionality. And worst of all, Sutton may not be coming back. In fact, someone may have made sure she never could…and that someone knows Emma is not who she claims to be. Emma will need all her wits to survive The Lying Game.
Wow.  Just wow.  I want this one so much: it just looks amazing.  And the cover is so gorgeous: love the pink against the black.

By: John Green
Published: 31st March 2011
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words - and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.
Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A stunning debut, it marks John Green's arrival as an important new voice in contemporary fiction.
I'm going to admit straight up that I want this book for the cover.  The actual story sounds amazing too, but the cover intrigues me, with the bright heart sinking, the water making ripples around it...  Beautiful.

Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider, #9)Scorpia Rising
Series: Alex Rider, Book Nine
By: Anthony Horowitz
Published: 31st March 2011
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Scorpia has dogged Alex Rider for most of his life. They killed his parents, they did their best to con Alex into turning traitor, and they just keep coming back with more power. Now the world's most dangerous terrorist organization is playing with fire in the world's most combustible land: the Middle East. No one knows Scorpia like Alex. And no one knows how best to get to Alex like Scorpia. Until now.
The chases have never been more intense, the fights more treacherous, or the risks so perilous to mankind. And this time, Alex won't get away.
OMG!  The final Alex Rider.  Ever.  "The Final Mission"...  What's going to happen?!

Wow.  For once my Wishlist is fairly short.  I'm impressed with myself! ;)

Anyways, that's what I'm Waiting for.  But what about you?


Neri said...

All of those books sound great and I love the cover for Looking for Alaska and Unravelled.


Blueicegal ♥ said...

I haven't seen that cover for the book before :) The book is just amazing. As in cry your heart out amazing. Read it and see for yourself. :)

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog) said...

I haven't seen that cover for Waiting for Alaska, it's awesome. I enjoyed it and hope you do too.
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog