Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (#12)

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.

So, back to my random choices, all out 5th May.  Some are reprints, or books that have just come out in paperback, but they all look ah-maz-ing!
So, bringing on the randomnes...
Strings Attached
By: Judy Blundell
Published: 5th May 2011
Published By: Scholastic
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
From National Book Award winner Judy Blundell, the tale of a sixteen-year-old girl caught in a mix of love, mystery, Broadway glamour, and Mob retribution in 1950 New York.
When Kit Corrigan arrives in New York City, she doesn't have much. She's fled from her family in Providence, Rhode Island, and she's broken off her tempestuous relationship with a boy named Billy, who's enlisted in the army.
The city doesn't exactly welcome her with open arms. She gets a bit part as a chorus girl in a Broadway show, but she knows that's not going to last very long. She needs help--and then it comes, from an unexpected source.
Nate Benedict is Billy's father. He's also a lawyer involved in the mob. He makes Kit a deal--he'll give her an apartment and introduce her to a new crowd. All she has to do is keep him informed about Billy . . . and maybe do him a favor every now and then.
As she did in her National Book Award-winning What I Saw and How I Lied, Judy Blundell traps readers in a web of love, deceit, intrigue, and murder. The result? One stunner of a novel.
Looks like an awesome piece of YA Historical fiction.  And I love me some historical fiction. ;)

The Hunting Ground
By: Cliff McNish
Published: 5th May 2011
Published By: Orion Childrens
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
When Elliott and his brother, Ben, move into the old and crumbling Glebe House, they don't expect to find themselves sharing it with ghosts.
But soon sinister events are unfolding... An old diary reveals glimpses of the mansion's past, of a terrible tragedy, and of a great evil that lurks in the East Wing.
Can Elliott and his family escape the clutches of Glebe House? Or will they be trapped in the maze of corridors, forever hunted by the dead?
Eep, ghosts, diaries, evil?!  Awesome!  :)

Shadow Wave (Cherub, #12)
Shadow Wave
Series: Cherub, Book Twelve
By: Robert Muchamore
Published: 5th May 2011
Published By: Hodder Children's Books
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
After a tsunami causes massive devastation to a tropical island, its governor sends in the bulldozers to knock down villages, replacing them with luxury hotels.
Guarding the corrupt governor's family isn't James Adams' idea of the perfect mission, especially as it's going to be his last as a CHERUB agent. And then retired colleague Kyle Blueman comes up with an unofficial and highly dangerous plan of his own.
James must choose between loyalty to CHERUB, and loyalty to his oldest friend.
Now, theses are a little bit of a guilty-pleasure.  I love the Cherub series; they're so action-packed!  I'm behind on the series at the moment, but I'm looking forwards to seeing how James' last mission ever goes.  Plus, there's that whole: "Is This The End For Cherub?" which is quite eep-worthy.

By: Siobhan Parkinson
Published: 5th May 2011
Published By: Hodder Children's Books
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Amazon:
"That's where I should have started the story. I sat for ages in the dark, with my head in a swirl. My thoughts were spinning round and round, like clothes in a washing machine. Bruising, I thought. Alcoholic. Social worker. Foster care. Scum. School. Measles. Cow. Mobile phone. Danielle. That was the beginning. But I'd forgotten that until now. I mean, but it's amazing what you can forget ..."
It all started when Gramma died. And then Jonathan and Julie had only apples for dinner. Apples, an alcoholic mother, and one big bruise on Julie's face. Jonathan had no choice but to pack their schoolbags and run away, far from Ma ... 
Until the police catch up with them and take Julie away and lock up Jono. And through his questioning, Jonathan must finally confront the real truth.
A powerful tale of one boy's mission to protect his younger sister ... no matter what the cost.
Wow, ok, amazing.  I want it!

Angel KissAngel Kiss
By: Laura Jane Cassidy
Published: 5th May 2011
Published By: Puffin
Found: On Sammee (I Want To Read That)'s Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Jacki King is fifteen and adjusting to her new life in a small village. She's missing Dublin but she's making new friends: artistic Colin, feisty Emily - and Nick, gorgeous yet unavailable. But no sooner is Jacki settled than the torturous headaches and nightmares begin - followed by strange visions, voices and signs...Jacki refuses to believe that something paranormal is happening. But then she discovers the unsolved murder that occurred in the village years before ...
Angel, visions, murder add up to equal brilliant!  And the "The Dead Don't Talk.  Unless They Have A Secret To Tell..."  Well, so amazing... can't wait!

Die for Me (Revenants, #1)Die For Me
Series: Revenants, Book One
By: Amy Plum
Published: 5th MA
Published By: ATOM
Found: Everywhere!

Synopsis From Goodreads:
My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything.
Suddenly, my sister, Georgia, and I were orphans. We put our lives into storage and moved to Paris to live with my grandparents. And I knew my shattered heart, my shattered life, would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent.
Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, Vincent Delacroix appeared out of nowhere and swept me off my feet. Just like that, I was in danger of losing my heart all over again. But I was ready to let it happen.
Of course, nothing is ever that easy. Because Vincent is no normal human. He has a terrifying destiny, one that puts his life at risk every day. He also has enemies . . . immortal, murderous enemies who are determined to destroy him and all of his kind.
While I'm fighting to piece together the remnants of my life, can I risk putting my heart—as well as my life and my family's—in jeopardy for a chance at love?
I've heard soo many great things about this, and I so want to read it!  Looks so amazing!

Well, that's my WoW!  All amazing-looking, all out 5th May.  Can't wait!

What are you waiting for?


Rebecca said...

You have lots of great ones on your list! :)

Cliona said...

I've been wanting to rad Angel Kiss too. And I've heard a lot of good things about Die For Me, so I'd say you'll like that!

Thanks for your comment, now I'm extra-eager to read VA! If it's your favourite series, I'm sure it's awesome! I've actually temporarily put The Fool's Girl on hold because I have a couple of other books I need to read first, but when I do get round to reading it again, I'll let you know! Thanks for your offer about leaving a message on the Red House website, but it's fine, I wouldn't want you to go to the trouble for something I could do myself! Thanks anyway!

Sharon said...

There are a few on your list I will have to add to my TBR pile :)

Jenny said...

Ohhh I haven't heard of some of these, thanks so much for sharing them! I cannot wait for Die for Me, I've been reading some great reviews on it and I need it asap:)

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Rebecca: Thanks!
Cliona: Oh, I so want them! I like pretty much anything. It's an on-going joke with my family. ;)
You are most welcome: it's amazing! I've encouraged *cough-forced-cough* it on my cousin, who isn't much for YA, and she loved it. Hope you like it! Cool, thanks. I have an account, plus I'm on RedHouse all the time, so I wouldn't mind. It'd give me an excuse. ;)
Sharon: Brilliant! Glad to help, or not help. Depending on the way you look at it. ;)
Jenny: Gotta love Amazon: so many new releases! Me neither! It looks amazing!

Thanks for your comments!

Sonny said...

These look seriously good! XD Excuse me while I add these to my terribly long list of books I need to get . . .

I Want To Read That said...

Love the sound of Bruised!

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Sonny: Don't they! Oh, so know what you mean! I have, like, 10 pages of books I need to get... ok, maybe exaggerating..
Sammee: Me too!

Thanks for the comments!