Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#24)

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.

 I was surfing various Goodreads Listopias, and these three just popped out at me.  They're all out 2012, and they all look - in my opinion - amazing!  And they are...

By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: 18th September 2012
Published By: Spencer Hill Press

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Dying sucks--and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.
Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he’s a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she’s willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't?
But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not've been an accident at all, she’s not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.
Ok, doesn't this just sound amazing?!  I am super, super, super excited about this!  It just looks absolutely sensational!  I can't wait for it!  :-D

By: Jennifer Bosworth
Published: 3rd May 2012
Published By: Doubleday Childrens

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Mia Price is a lightning addict.
She’s been struck so many times she’s lost count. She can’t sleep, she’s covered in veiny red “lightning scars,” and repeated strikes have even stopped her heart on occasion. Still, Mia can’t resist a storm.
That's why Los Angeles, where it never rains, is the perfect place for her to find peace . . . until a massive earthquake devastates the city.
Now Mia finds herself struggling to hold her family together in a strange and terrifying new version of Los Angeles. The beaches have become massive tent cities populated by millions of homeless. Downtown is a wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the attendees drawn to the destruction by a magnetic force they cannot deny.
The blind prophet of a doomsday cult called the Church of Light, who predicted the earthquake with frightening accuracy, says a storm is coming to usher in the end of days, and only his Followers will be saved. Mia’s traumatized mom has become obsessed with the Church of Light, while her younger brother Parker is desperate to join a second doomsday cult called the Seekers. But Mia is the one both cults need.
The Seekers are recruiting people with an energy-based power they call the “Spark,” and Mia has it stronger than most. They claim the false prophet of the Church of Light will bring about the end of the world, and they are the only ones who can stand against him.
But without Mia on their side, they will fail.
Mia’s lightning addiction is both the key to saving the world . . . and destroying it.
This one sounds really different, and absolutely amazing!  I mean, lightning addict?  I've never read like it before - never even heard anything like it before!  And the cover is gorgeous.

Series: Gilded Wings, Book One
By: Aimee Agresti
Published: 6th March 2012
Published By: Harcourt Children's Books

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything begins to change when she turns sixteen. Along with her best friend Dante and their quiet and brilliant classmate Lance, she is awarded a prestigious internship in the big city— Chicago—and is sent to live and work at a swanky and stylish hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous and shockingly young-looking strangers: powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; her second-in-command, the dashing Lucian Grove; and their stunning but aloof staff of glamazons called The Outfit.
     As Haven begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers a network of secret passageways from the hotel’s jazz-age past that leads her to the heart of the evil agenda of Aurelia and company: they’re in the business of buying souls. Will they succeed in wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able to thwart this devilish set’s plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night at the hotel?
     Illuminate is an exciting saga of a teen’s first taste of independence, her experience in the lap of luxury, and her discovery she may possess strength greater than she ever knew.
Also cannot wait for this!  It sounds absolutely amazing.  And the cover is just the prettiest!

Well, that's what I'm waiting for.  :D

What are you waiting for this week?


Laura (All of Everything) said...

These all sound so awesome! Struck I especially love, the cover is totally eye catching. Great picks!

Cliona said...

The first one sounds AWESOME. And so does the second. Woah!

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

I just found out about Illuminate the other day. I totally want to read it!

Hollie said...

These all sound amazing! These will all definitely be going on my wishlist, it's just a shame 2012 seems a little far away!