Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (#13)

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, random choices, from various days in May.  Hope you see something you like!  :)

Thirteen Days to MidnightThirteen Days to Midnight
By: Patrick Carman
Published: 5th May 2011
Published By: Little, Brown Young Readers
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
You are indestructible. Three whispered words transfer an astonishing power to Jacob Fielding that changes everything. At first, Jacob is hesitant to use the power, unsure of its implications. But there's something addictive about testing the limits of fear.
Then Ophelia James, the beautiful and daring new girl in town, suggests that they use the power to do good, to save others. But with every heroic act, the power grows into the specter of a curse. How to decide who lives and who dies?
In this nail-biting novel of mystery and dark intrigue, Jacob must walk the razor thin line between right and wrong, good and evil, and life and death. And time is running out. Because the Grim Reaper doesn't disappear. . . . He catches up.
Loving the look of this one.  Superhero-meets-Death.  So cool!

Pretty TwistedPretty Twisted
By: Gina Blaxill
Published: 6th May 2011
Published By: Macmillan Children's Books
Found: On Sammee (I Want To Read That)'s Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Ros has a secret crush on Jonathan. Jonathan is massively hung up on Freya (even after she dumps him). And Freya? Well, Freya is a beautiful enigma. Even more so when she goes missing without a trace..."Pretty Twisted" is narrated in alternating chapters by Jonathan (16) and Ros (14) who meet online at a time when things are going sour for Jonathan. His stunning girlfriend, Freya, is away at college and they are growing apart - consequently, he is struggling with his own sense of identity. Ros is also experiencing some problems - one of her friends is dating an older man whose strange behaviour gives Ros cause for concern. Meanwhile, the local news has been reporting some kidnappings of teenage girls. So when Freya dumps Jonathan, then seems to disappear off the face of the earth, he enlists Ros' (somewhat reluctant) help in tracking down the girl he still loves. With danger lurking around every corner, their stories become inextricably linked in a way nobody could have predicted...
I think it would be an understatement to just say "wow".  This looks amazing, and is described as being perfect for readers who like Sophie McKenzie.  Can't wait! :)

By: Adele Griffin
Published: 10th May 2011
Published By: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Found: On A Small Review's Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
When 17-year-old Jamie arrives on the idyllic New England island of Little Bly to work as a summer au pair, she is stunned to learn of the horror that precedes her. Seeking the truth surrounding a young couple's tragic deaths, Jamie discovers that she herself looks shockingly like the dead girl—and that she has a disturbing ability to sense the two ghosts. Why is Jamie's connection to the couple so intense? What really happened last summer at Little Bly? As the secrets of the house wrap tighter and tighter around her, Jamie must navigate the increasingly blurred divide between the worlds of the living and the dead.
Brilliantly plotted, with startling twists, here is a thrilling page-turner from the award-winning Adele Griffin.
Wow, this sounds so brilliant!  Thriller, page-turner and ghosts?  Sign me up!

Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill MeWolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me
By: Kristen Chandler
Published: 12th May 2011
Published By: Speak
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
KJ Carson lives an outdoor lover’s dream. The only daughter of a fishing and wildlife guide, KJ can hold her own on the water or in the mountains near her hometown outside Yellowstone National Park. But when she meets the shaggy-haired, intensely appealing Virgil, KJ loses all self-possession. And she’s not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that they’re assigned to work together on a school newspaper article about the famous wolves of Yellowstone. As KJ spends time with Virgil, she also spends more time getting to know a part of her world that she always took for granted . . . and she begins to see herself and her town in a whole new light.
I love the outdoors, and the sound of this really interests me.  And is it just me, or is this cover beautiful?

Series: Virals, Book One
By: Kathy Reichs
Published: 12th May 2011
Published By: Arrow
Found: Well, everywhere!

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.
As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hot if they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer's scent.
Fortunately, they are now more than friends they're a pack. They are
This has been everywhere, and I soo want to read it!  It looks amazing!

Well, that's what I'm Waiting for.  Nice little selection there! ;)

What are you waiting for?
Happy Reading


I Want To Read That said...

I LOVE the sound of Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me - adding that one to my wishlist:)

Great picks:)

Small Review said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog! I hope you enjoy Tighter as much as I did. :) I also have Thirteen Days to Midnight on my TBR. I've heard really good things about it.

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Sammee: It looks amazing, doesn't it?
Small Review: You're welcome. ;) Tighter looks amazing. :)

Thanks for the comments!