Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (#8)

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.

Beautiful Malice
By: Rebecca James
Published: 1st April 2011
Published By: Faber and Faber
Found: On Amazon
Synopsis From Amazon:
So. Were you glad, deep down? Were you glad to be rid of her? Your perfect sister? Were you secretly glad when she was killed? Following a horrific tragedy that leaves her once perfect family devastated, Katherine Patterson moves to a new city, starts at a new school, and looks forward to a new life of quiet anonymity. But when Katherine meets the gregarious and beautiful Alice Parrie her resolution to live a solitary life becomes difficult. Katherine is unable to resist the flattering attention that Alice pays her and is so charmed by Alice’s contagious enthusiasm that the two girls soon become firm friends. Alice’s joie de vivre is transformative; it helps Katherine forget her painful past and slowly, tentatively, Katherine allows herself to start enjoying life again. But being friends with Alice is complicated – and as Katherine gets to know her better she discovers that although Alice can be charming and generous she can also be selfish and egocentric. Sometimes, even, Alice is cruel. And when Katherine starts to wonder if Alice is really the kind of person she wants as a friend, she discovers something else about Alice – she doesn’t like being cast off. Shocking and utterly absorbing, Rebecca James’s strong narrative will grip readers from the very first page. BEAUTIFUL MALICE has become a publishing phenomenon, sparking numerous auctions worldwide, selling to 27 countries, and launching a previously unknown writer into the centre of the international book market.
This looks brilliant, and is a psychological thriller: one of my favourite kinds of books.  And it's set to be the most-read book of 2011, so I need to get in on the trend!  Amazing, amazing, amazing looking book!  Did you know "Friendship Can Be Deadly..."
The Fool's GirlThe Fool's Girl
By: Celia Rees
Published: 4th April 2011
Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Found: On Amazon
Synopsis From Goodreads:
A lush, epic historical novel by bestseller Celia Rees, with an added Shakespearean twist
Young and beautiful Violetta may be of royal blood, but her kingdom is in shambles when she arrives in London on a mysterious mission. Her journey has been long and her adventures many, but it is not until she meets the playwright William Shakespeare that she gets to tell the entire story from beginning to end. Violetta and her comic companion, Feste, have come in search of an ancient holy relic that the evil Malvolio has stolen from their kingdom. But where will their remarkable quest—and their most unusual story—lead? In classic Celia Rees style, it is an engrossing journey, full of political intrigue, danger, and romance.
This wholly original story is spun from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and includes both folly and suspense that would make the Bard proud.
I love Celia Rees, and I just found the other four in this series on my bookshelf.  Witch Child
is actually the next on my TBR list!  And this looks incredible!  I can't wait!  (:

Sisters RedSisters Red
Series: Sisters Red, Volume One
By: Jackson Pearce
Published: 7th April 2011
Published By: Hodder Children's Books
Found: On Amazon
Synopsis From Goodreads:
The story of Scarlett and Rosie March, two highly-skilled sisters who have been hunting Fenris (werewolves) -- who prey on teen girls -- since Scarlett lost her eye years ago while defending Rosie in an attack. Scarlett lives to destroy the Fenris, and she and Rosie lure them in with red cloaks (a colour the wolves can't resist), though Rosie hunts more out of debt to her sister than drive. But things seem to be changing. The wolves are getting stronger and harder to fight, and there has been a rash of news reports about countless teenage girls being brutally murdered in the city. Scarlett and Rosie soon discover the truth: wolves are banding together in search of a Potential Fenris -- a man tainted by the pack but not yet fully changed. Desperate to find the Potential to use him as bait for a massive werewolf extermination, the sisters move to the city with Silas, a young woodsman and long time family friend who is deadly with an axe. Meanwhile, Rosie finds herself drawn to Silas and the bond they share not only drives the sisters apart, but could destroy all they've worked for.
I've been wanting this book forever, and it's finally coming out in paperback!  I can't wait!  It looks amazing!  And that cover is gorgeous.
Savannah Grey: A Horror StorySavannah Grey
By: Cliff McNish
Published: 7th April 2011
Published By: Orion Childrens
Found: On Amazon
Synopsis From Goodreads:
It's a difficult time for fifteen-year-old Savannah Grey - she's settled into her latest foster placement, but her body is acting strangely. Then other strange things begin to happen: nature, it seems, is exerting an overpowering force on the world. Birds behave erratically. Gusts of wind blow leaves so fiercely they seem to lure people away. And Savannah discovers she has supernatural powers. Meanwhile, she feels drawn to the new boy Reece whose life is even stranger than hers. Quickly Savannah and Reece realise that nature has a purpose for them both. For they are on course to meet the vile and evil Ocrassa, who wants to destroy the world by corrupting nature. And it wants Savannah Grey to help realise its savage intent.
This looks incredible.  And the cover is gorgeous.  And the "A Monster's Out There.  Only One Girl Can Stop It.  But Will Love Get In The Way?"  is incredible. 
Blood on My HandsBlood On My Hands
By: Todd Strasser
Published: 7th April 2011
Published By: Walker
Found: On Amazon
Synopsis From Amazon:
Some girls are glamorous, beautiful … and deadly. Found kneeling by a dead body, with a bloody knife in her hand can only mean Callie Carson is guilty of the brutal murder of Katherine Remington – can’t it? Joining the in-crowd is tough; leaving is a killer.
This is the story of Callie, a seventeen-year-old-girl accused of murdering her best friend... Wow or what?  And then there's "Guilty Until Proven Innocent..."   I can't wait for this!  And I love the cover: the purple and white look brilliant!
Hanging Hill
Hanging Hill
By: Mo Hayder
Published: 14th April 2011
Published By: Bantam Press
Found: On Amazon
Synopsis From Amazon:
What if you found yourself divorced and penniless? With no skills and a teenage daughter to support? What if the only way to survive was to do things you never thought possible, to go places you never knew existed …
These are questions Sally has never really thought about before. Married to a successful business man, she’s always been a bit of a dreamer. Until now.
Her sister Zoe is her polar opposite. A detective inspector working out of Bath Central, she loves her job, and oozes self-confidence. No one would guess that she hides a crippling secret that dates back twenty years, and which – if exposed – may destroy her.
Then Sally’s daughter gets into difficulties, and Sally finds she needs cash – lots of it – fast. With no one to help her, she is forced into a criminal world of extreme pornography and illegal drugs; a world in which teenage girls can go missing.
Two sisters intent on survival. Until one does something so terrifying that there’s no way back …
Doesn't it look amazing?  "Two sisters intent on survival"...   Sounds good to me!  And then there's the whole: "You would die for your child.  But would you kills for her?"  It has me wanting more!  This looks like the YA Thriller of the year, and I can't wait for it!  Plus, the cover is scarily brilliant.

The Emerald AtlasThe Emerald Atlas
Series: The Books of Beginning, Book One
By: John Stephens
Published: 14th April 2011
Published By: Doubleday Childrens
Found: On Amazon again

Synopsis From Amazon:
They were snatched from their beds in the dead of night, when the world was covered in snow.
Ten years on, Kate, Michael and Emma have grown up in a string of miserable orphanages, and all memories of their parents have faded. Arriving in the eerily silent Cambridge Falls, the children quickly realise there is something strange going on...
With the discovery of an old leather book, an ancient magical prophecy is set in motion which will take them on the the adventure of several lifetimes, to worlds outside their own. Only they have the power to save the town - and their own future.
(From Back Cover)
Kate is in charge. The oldest. The only one who remembers their parents. Promised to protect her brother and sister until they return.
Michael is the bookish brother. Scrawny, bullied at every orphanage (his glasses somehow always end up in the toilet). Loves stories about magic, especially involving dwarves.
Emma is a pint-sized brawler. Devoted to her brother and sister. Thinks Michael is deeply weird. Will fight anyone who says so. Secretly threw Michael's glasses in the toilet – twice.
Together, they will learn:
1. Magic is real
2. Old books cause trouble
3. Only they can save the world
This one looks awesome, even if it may be more of a children-pre-YA book.  I just love the sound of it, the gorgeous cover and the whole magic-discovery.  Can't wait for it!

 Wow, that's one or two.  They do all look good though!

So, what are you waiting for?


Cliona said...

I have The Fool's Girl from the library. I can't wait to start it! It's already been released in the UK and Ireland. I was just wondering, are you American?

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Cliona: No, I'm actually British, but I may be on weird time-tables, cause I forget things. A lot. The only thing I ever don't forget is my book. Everything else is expendable! ;)
Thanks for the comment!

Unknown said...

First of all, I love your blog. It's adorable and it has things in common with mine too. :)

And I've totally been wanting to read Savannah Grey and Beautiful Malice. Those look like they're going to be so good. And even a couple of the other books you mentioned looked interesting.

New follower, check out my blog sometime if you get the chance.

Suz @ A Soul Unsung

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

soulunsung: Thank you so so much! For the follow and th nice things you said about my blog. But I can't get onto your blog... It says internet cannot open it. I'm really sorry, especially as it looks like we like the same kind of books. I'm going to keep trying to get onto it though. I'm really sorry!