Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (#16)

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.

Well, this is my list.  Randomness.  I'm in a bit of a rush!  :)

After Midnight (The Youngbloods, #1)After Midnight
Series: The Youngbloods, Book One
By: Lynn Viehl
Published: 1st June 2011
Published By: Flux
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
A Suspenseful New Series Featuring Vampires and Forbidden Love
Sophomore Catlyn Youngblood is used to the nomadic existence she and her two older brothers have shared since the death of their parents. When they settle down for good in the sleepy backwoods town of Lost Lake, Florida, Cat thinks they might finally fit in. Instead, they're shunned by the locals.
While riding her horse late one night, Cat meets an enigmatic and handsome boy named Jesse Raven. Even more strange than her overpowering attraction to him is Jesse's apparent aversion to the sun. As their attraction intensifies, long-kept secrets come to light. Cat learns that the Ravens are a centuries-old vampire clan . . . and worse still, that she and her brothers are descendents of Abraham Van Helsing, the world-famous vampire hunter. Mortal enemies by blood, the two families do all they can to keep them apart. But Cat and Jesse will risk everything to be together—including death.
Well, this looks pretty cool, what with the forbidden-paranormal-romance.  Plus, vamp hunters and horses?  Now, that sounds cool.

Ashes, Ashes
By: Jo Treggiari
Published: June 1st
Published By: Scholastic Press
Found: On Teens Read And Write

Synopsis From Goodreads:
A thrilling tale of adventure, romance, and one girl's unyielding courage through the darkest of nightmares.
Epidemics, floods, droughts--for sixteen-year-old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, taking 99% of the population with it. As the weather continues to rage out of control, and Sweepers clean the streets of plague victims, Lucy survives alone in the wilds of Central Park. But when she's rescued from a pack of hunting dogs by a mysterious boy named Aidan, she reluctantly realizes she can't continue on her own. She joins his band of survivors, yet, a new danger awaits her: the Sweepers are looking for her. There's something special about Lucy, and they will stop at nothing to have her.
This looks soo good!  I want this so much: end of the world, 99% of the population gone, bands of survivors, Sweepers: amazing.  I can't wait!

Bumped (Bumped, #1)Bumped
Series: Bumped, Book One
By: Megan McCafferty
Published: 1st June 2011
Published By: HarperCollins
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society.
Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend Zen, who is way too short for the job.
Harmony has spent her whole life in religious Goodside, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to bring Melody back to Goodside and convince her that “pregging” for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.
When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.
What is it with me and dystopia today?  But this looks so good!  And so, so horrible.  But mainly so good.  I want to read this!

The Horse GirlThe Horse Girl
By: Mary Finn
Published: 2nd June 2011
Published By: Walker
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Amazon:
When Thomas Rose discovers Ling, a young French girl who has run away from the circus, his life is suddenly and irrevocably changed...
19th-century Lincolnshire: Thomas, who is dyslexic, has never met anyone remotely like Ling – wild, care-free, determined – and he falls in love. Ling's horse, Belladonna, has been stolen and Ling fears she is in the hands of the painter Mr George Stubbs, known for flailing horses to learn about their anatomy. When Thomas and Ling pay Stubbs a visit, they learn the true whereabouts of Belladonna, and Thomas is offered a job with Stubbs, who also teaches him to read and write. Thomas and Ling devise a plan to steal back Belladonna, knowing, if caught, Ling could pay with her life.
Horses, love, circus life, danger.  I am so getting my hands on this book!

By: R.J. Anderson
Published: 2nd June 2011
Published By: Orchard
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.
This is not her story.
Unless you count the part where I killed her.

Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori -- the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?
Wow, wow,wow,wow,wow,wow.  I want to read this!  Special disintegrating skills?!  'Everything you believe is wrong'?  I really want to read this!  (P.S. Did I put enough 'wow's?)

Dark Woods
By: Steve Voake
Published: 2nd June 2011
Published By: Faber and Faber
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Eden turned the teddy bear over in her hands and Cal saw the way her fingers stroked the worn patch of fur, touching the frayed threads where the glass eye used to be. 'Where did you get this?' she whispered. Jefferson smiled. 'From in here,' he told her, tapping a finger against his temple. 'From inside your head.' After meeting on holiday in Montana, Cal and Eden decide to explore the mountains beyond their campground. But deep in the woods, someone is watching them. Jefferson Boyd, a lone outcast, believes he has discovered a way of turning dreams into reality. But he needs someone to experiment upon. When Cal wakes up in an isolated cabin, he discovers they are not alone. And as the terrifying truth emerges, he realises that their only chance of survival is to finally confront the nightmares that are stalking them through the shadows of the forest ...
Spook-galore!  It looks awesome!  (:

Bitter EndBitter End
By: Jennifer Brown
Published: 2nd June 2011
Published By:
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
When Alex falls for the charming new boy at school, Cole, a handsome, funny, sports star who adores her, she can't believe she's finally found her soul mate-someone who truly understands her and loves her for who she really is.
At first, Alex is blissfully happy. Sure, Cole seems a little jealous of her relationship with her best friends, Zack and Bethany, but what guy would want his girlfriend spending all of her time with another boy? But as the months pass, Alex can no longer ignore Cole's small put-downs, pinches, or increasingly violent threats. As Alex struggles to come to terms with the sweet boyfriend she fell in love with and the boyfriend whose "love" she no longer recognizes, she is forced to choose - between her "true love" and herself.
Oh, I seem to be leaning towards emotionally powerful ones now.  But it does look good, and a real thought provoking read.

That's my list for this week.  Huh, longer than I thought it would be.  ;)

What are you waiting for?


Cliona said...

Great choices Megan!

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Why thank you! ;)