Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (#9)

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 this week a fair few are out tomorrow or reprints... but they all looked so good, and I had to share them!  So, this is what I'm Waiting for, even if the wait's only a few hours long! ;)
Don't Look Behind YouDon't Look Behind You
By: Lois Duncan
Published: 7th April 2011
Published By: ATOM
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
How can April give up her name, her friends, her boyfriend Steve, and everything she's ever known?
April Corrigan feels like her life is over when she learns that her father has been working undercover for the FBI and the family must relocate under the Federal Witness Security Program.
No one can reach them now... or can they?
Ok, technically speaking this is a reprint: the original book came out in the 1980s, or something like that.  But it sounds really good, and I love the new cover!  "You Might Not Like What You See..."

White CrowWhite Crow
By: Marcus Sedgwick
Published: 7th April 2011
Published By: Orion Childrens
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Amazon:
It's summer. Rebecca is an unwilling visitor to Winterfold - taken from the buzz of London and her friends and what she thinks is the start of a promising romance. Ferelith already lives in Winterfold - it's a place that doesn't like to let you go, and she knows it inside out - the beach, the crumbling cliff paths, the village streets, the woods, the deserted churches and ruined graveyards, year by year being swallowed by the sea. Against her better judgement, Rebecca and Ferelith become friends, and during that long, hot, claustrophobic summer they discover more about each other and about Winterfold than either of them really want to, uncovering frightening secrets that would be best left long forgotten. Interwoven with Rebecca and Ferelith's stories is that of the seventeenth century Rector and Dr Barrieux, master of Winterfold Hall, whose bizarre and bloody experiments into the after-life might make angels weep, and the devil crow.
I've read a few by Marcus Sedgwick: The Foreshadowing and My Swordhand Is Singing, and have loved them, so I'm really wishing for this!  Plus, the whole: "Angels Or Devils.  Which Is Waiting For You...?" is amazing!

A Girl Called DogA Girl Called Dog
By: Nicola Davies
Published: 7th April 2011
Published By: Corgi Childrens
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Dog wasn't really a dog, she was a human girl. But she was called Dog because that is what Uncle had always called her. Dog has never been outside of nasty Uncle's pet shop. She sleeps in a box on a floor and has no idea what the world outside looks like. Then Carlos the parrot arrives in the shop and her world as she knows it changes for ever.
I love the sound of this one, it looks sweet and childlike at the same time.  Probably I'm over the target age, but doesn't everyone love an animal story?  (:

Give Up the Ghost
By: Megan Crewe
Published: 12th April 2011
Published By: Square Fish
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody…and Cass loves dirt. She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school.
But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees.
As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life, she’s surprised to realize he’s not so bad—and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it’s time to give the living another chance….
Ok, this looks brilliant.  I love the cover, with the ghost whispering in her ear, and the title's hilarious!  Plus, "Who Cares About The Living, When The Dead Make Such Good Friends?"  ;)

Defiance (Strange Angels, #4)Defiance
By: Lili St. Crow
Published: 19th April 2011
Published By: Razorbill
Found: Where Hasn't This Book Been Lately?  ;)

Synopsis From Goodreads:
The heart-stopping fourth novel in New York Times bestselling author Lili St. Crow's Strange Angels series.
Now that sixteen-year-old Dru's worst fears have come true and Sergej has kidnapped her best friend Graves, she'll have to go on a suicidal rescue mission to bring him back in one piece.
That is, if she can put all of Christophe's training to good use, defeat her mother's traitor, Anna, once and for all, and manage to survive another day . . .
Ok, so I haven't exactly read the whole of this series... But it just looks so good! 

Chasing BrooklynChasing Brooklyn
By: Lisa Schroeder
Published: 19th April 2011
Published By: Simon Pulse
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Restless souls and empty hearts
Brooklyn can't sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca visiting her dreams.
Nico can't stop. He's always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca's ghost begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.
As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they're being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.
This looks like a beautiful story: amazing!  So brilliant!  And it's told in verse! 

Stranger with My FaceStranger With My Face
By: Lois Duncan
Published: 19th April 2011
Published By: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Laurie Stratton finally has everything a sixteen-year-old could ever want. But just as her perfect summer comes to a close, things start to unravel when her boyfriend insists he saw her out with another guy-when Laurie was really home sick! More mysterious sightings convince Laurie someone very real is out there, watching her. . . .
The truth reveals a long-lost sister who has spent the years growing bitter and dangerous. She has learned how to haunt Laurie, but the visits soon become perilous. She wants something from Laurie-her life!
This one sounds like chills-galore!  "She May Lose Her Life - And No One Would Ever Know"?  Come on, does it get any better?! ;)

Well, that's what I'm Waiting For.

What has you anxiously a-waitin? (:


Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

You've got a great selection here.


TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Thank you: I like variety! ;)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

the first one does sound really good. love the cover!!


TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Doesn't it? And the cover is brilliant!