Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (#17)

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.

 
This is a long-un, so beware!  ;)
 
 
HourglassHourglass
Series: Hourglass, Book One
By: Myra McEntire
Published: 14th June 2011
Published By: Egmontusa
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
One hour to rewrite the past . . .
For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.
So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.
Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened.
Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.
This looks amazing; paranormal and sci-fi merged together sounds like perfection to me.



Imaginary GirlsImaginary Girls
By: Nora Ren Suma
Published: 14th June 2011
Published By: Dutton Books
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Chloe's older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can't be captured or caged. When a night with Ruby's friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers the dead body of her classmate London Hayes left floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away from town and away from Ruby.
Ooh, this looks so good!  "Secrets Never Stay Below The Surface"  Love it!  :)



A Need So BeautifulA Need So Beautiful
By: Suzanne Young
Published: 21st June 2011
Published By: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Found: Everywhere! (:

Synopsis From Goodreads:
We all want to be remembered. Charlotte's destiny is to be Forgotten...
Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth, who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.
But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend's arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become--her mark on this earth, her very existence--is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.
Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny--no matter how dark the consequences.
People have been saying they cried!  I have to get this book!
 
 
 
Breath of Angel (The Angeleon Circle)Breath of Angel
Series: The Angeleon Circle, Book One
By: Karyn Henley
Published: 21st June 2011
Published By: Waterbrook
Found: On Amazon (Gotta Love Amazon)

Synopsis From Goodreads:
The stranger’s cloak had fallen back, and with it, a long, white, blood-stained wing.
When Melaia, a young priestess, witnesses the gruesome murder of a stranger in the temple courtyard, age-old legends recited in song suddenly come to life. She discovers wings on the stranger, and the murderer takes the shape of both a hawk and a man.
Angels. Shape-shifters. Myths and stories—until now.
Melaia finds herself in the middle of a blood feud between two immortal brothers who destroyed the stairway to heaven, stranding angels in the earthly realm. When the feud turns violent and Melaia becomes a target, she finds refuge with a band of angels attempting to restore the stairway. But the restoration is impossible without the repayment of an ancient debt—the “breath of angel, blood of man,” a payment that involves Melaia’s heart, soul, and destiny.
This looks amazing!  Very, very good! (:



SpellboundSpellbound
By: Cara Lynn Shultz
Published: June 28th 2011
Published By: Harlequin Teen
Found: On 
Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Life hasn't been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Conner, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she's irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight.
But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can't stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma's been having the oddest dreams: visions of herself in past lives—visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else.
Oooh, sounds good!  And love the cover.  :)



Dead RulesDead Rules
By: Randy Russel;
Published: 21st June 2011
Published By: HarperTeen
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Till death
Jana Webster and Michael Haynes were in love. They were destined to be together forever.
Do
But Jana's destiny was fatally flawed. And now she's in Dead School, where Mars Dreamcote lurks in the back of the classroom, with his beguiling blue eyes, mysterious smile, and irresistibly warm touch.
Us
Michael and Jana were incomplete without each other. There was no room for Mars in Jana's life—or death—story. Jana was sure Michael would rush to her side soon.
Part
But things aren't going according to Jana's plan. So Jana decides to do whatever it takes to make her dreams come true—no matter what rules she has to break.
Whoa!  I really, really want to read this!  (:  "She Loved Her Boyfriend To Death"  Eep!



LuminousLuminous
By: Dawn Metcalf
Published: 30th June 2011
Published By: Dutton Books
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
As reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she loves into this shifting world overlapping our own, Consuela quickly discovers she has the power to step out of her earthly skin and cloak herself in new ones-skins made from the world around her, crafted from water, fire, air. She is joined by other teens with extraordinary abilities, bound together to safeguard a world they can affect, but where they no longer belong. Wow, sounds very good!  :)
When murder threatens to undo the Flow, the Watcher charges Consuela and elusive, attractive V to stop the killer. But the psychopath who threatens her new world may also hold the only key to Consuela's way home.
But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns to town two years later, deadly surprises await. As Chloe flirts with the truth that Ruby has hidden deeply away, the fragile line between life and death is redrawn by the complex bonds of sisterhood.
With palpable drama and delicious craft, Nova Ren Suma bursts onto the YA scene with the story that everyone will be talking about.
What's a girl to do when meeting The One means she's cursed to die a horrible death?


Yes, I did warn you this was long.  Too many good books are coming out!  ;)

What are you waiting for?

6 comments:

Natalie said...

I'm definitely picking up a copy of Hourglass when it comes out next week! I've been waiting sooo long for that one! A Need So Beautiful and Spellbound look really good too! Excellent WOW picks :)

Cait said...

wow all the books you picked are really good!! I definitely would like to read them all.

The Cait Files

YA Book Queen said...

Awesome picks! I'm really excited for A Need So Beautiful,

Sharon said...

Great choices!

My WoW pick, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

Have a nice week.

Sarah B. said...

Great picks! I have Hourglass & Imaginary Girls on pre-order & read Spellbound last week. Hadn't heard of any of the other ones, but now I have to check them out!

http://www.storyboundgirl.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday-01.html

Amy @ Turn the Page said...

Spellbound and Imaginary Girls are both on my wish list as well :) I'll have to check out the others - great list!