Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (#14)

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 my Waiting list this week.  :)  Enjoy!
Series: Mistwood, Book One
By: Leah Cypess
Published: 15th May 2011
Published By: Greenwillow Books
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
 The Shifter is an immortal creature bound by an ancient spell to protect the kings of Samorna. When the realm is peaceful, she retreats to the Mistwood. But when she is needed she always comes.
Isabel remembers nothing. Nothing before the prince rode into her forest to take her back to the castle. Nothing about who she is supposed to be, or the powers she is supposed to have.
Prince Rokan needs Isabel to be his Shifter. He needs her ability to shift to animal form, to wind, to mist. He needs her lethal speed and superhuman strength. And he needs her loyalty—because without it, she may be his greatest threat.
Isabel knows that her prince is lying to her, but she can't help wanting to protect him from the dangers and intrigues of the court . . . until a deadly truth shatters the bond between them.
Now Isabel faces a choice that threatens her loyalty, her heart . . . and everything she thought she knew.
This looks amazing, amazing, amazing.  Admittedly, it's already out in hardback, but it's coming out in paperback soon!  And, may I just add, isn't the cover amazingly ghostly?

By:  Katie Kacvinsky
Published: 23rd May 2011
Published By: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Found: Everywhere!  

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her.
Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking.
In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space.
I've seen this everywhere, and I soo want it!  It just looks amazing!  Can't wait! :)

By: Tracey Potter
Published: 24th May 2011
Published By: Harper Teen
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
When sixteen-year-old Lark Austin is kidnapped from her Virginia hometown and left for dead in a snowy forest, she leaves behind two girls who are shocked by the loss of their former friend. At the same time Eve must face the hole left by Lark’s absence, she also can’t shake the guilt that Lark’s death was her fault. Meanwhile, Nyetta is haunted by Lark’s ghost, who comes through the bedroom window and begs Nyetta to set her soul free. Eve and Nyetta realize it is their responsibility to uncover why Lark is trapped in limbo, but only by coming together to find the missing pieces of themselves can they bring peace to Lark.
Told in alternating sections by each of the three heroines, Tracey Porter’s stunning narrative about love and loss demonstrates that forgiveness can never come too late.
This just sounds amazing, and I really, really want to read it!  The whole ghost and soul aspect I love.  I really can't wait!  :)

Putting Makeup on Dead PeoplePutting Makeup on Dead People
By: Jen Violi
Published: 24th May 2011
Published By: Hyperion Books
Found: Oh, Can't Remember!!  I Hate It When I Forget... Sorry!  :(

Synopsis From Goodreads:
In the spring of her senior year, Donna Parisi finds new life in an unexpected place: a coffin.
Since her father’s death four years ago, Donna has gone through the motions of living: her friendships are empty, she’s clueless about what to do after high school graduation, and her grief keeps her isolated, cut off even from the one parent she has left. That is until she’s standing in front of the dead body of a classmate at Brighton Brothers’ Funeral Home. At that moment, Donna realizes what might just give her life purpose is comforting others in death. That maybe who she really wants to be is a mortician.
This discovery sets in motion a life Donna never imagined was possible. She befriends a charismatic new student, Liz, notices a boy, Charlie, and realizes that maybe he's been noticing her, too, and finds herself trying things she hadn’t dreamed of trying before. By taking risks, Donna comes into her own, diving into her mortuary studies with a passion and skill she didn’t know she had in her. And she finally understands that moving forward doesn’t mean forgetting someone you love.
Jen Violi’s heartfelt and funny debut novel is a story of transformation—how one girl learns to grieve and say goodbye, turn loss into a gift, and let herself be loving, applying lipstick to corpses, and finding life in the wake of death.
I can't remember where I saw this, but it looks amazing!

The A CircuitThe A Circuit
By: Catherine Hapka and Georgina Bloomberg
Published: 24th May 2011
Published By: Bloomsbury
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
The A Circuit is the top of the top when it comes to horse shows. It's a world with its own rules and superprivileged lifestyles. Teens travel the circuit all year, showing horses that cost as much as some homes.
Tommi, Kate, and Zara are all elite competitors on the circuit, but they come from totally different backgrounds. Tommi is a billionaire heiress trying to prove she has real talent (not just deep bank accounts). Kate puts the working in working student—every win has been paid for with hours of cleaning stalls. She's used to the grueling schedule, but Fitz, the barn's resident hot guy, is about to become a major distraction. And then there's Zara. She's the wild child of a famous rockstar, but she's ready to take riding seriously. Can a party girl really change her ways?
Readers who enjoy peeking into the elite world of Gossip Girl or The A-List will feel right at home in this new series with its friendships, drama, and privilege set against the backdrop of competitive horseback riding.
One of my guilty pleasures is horse novels.  I love all the Saddle Club, etc books, and I can't wait for this one!  It looks amazing!  ;)

Well, that's my list this week.  Hope you saw something you like!  :)

What are you waiting for this week? 


Cliona said...

Ooooh, I love horse books too!!! The third one looks...unusual?!

Aylee said...

You know, I had never heard of the last three books on this list until now so thanks for putting them on my radar! I've heard amazing things about Mistwood so it is definitely on my list.

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Cliona: Moi aussi. ;) Definately unusual, but cool. :)
Aylee: I try to introduce new stuff. ;)
Thanks for the comments!