Sunday 31 July 2011

In My Mailbox (#24)

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi at The Story Siren.  It's a perfect way to see who's reading and review what.  Awesome!

Ok, this is a long one.  I went a teeny bit mad at the library and on NetGalley.  Just a teeny bit.  But, anyhoo, here are the books I got this week....
Blood MagicBlood MagicLove, Aubrey
Hush, HushCrescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)
Blood Magic (The Blood Journals, Book One) by Tessa Gratton x2 (Goodreads | Amazon)
One for me, one for you.  I'm holding a giveaway for a copy of this book, so enter here!
Love, Aburey by Suzanne LaFluer (Goodreads | Amazon)
She Will Make You Cry.
She Will Make You Smile.
Subrey Will Stay With You Forever.
God, this really does look so, so sad!  And so amazing!  And for two-quid it's a crime not to buy it!
Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, Book One) by Becca Fitzpatrick (Goodreads | Amazon)
A Fallen Angel... A Forbidden LoveCresendo (Hush, Hush, Book Two) by Becca Fitzpatrick (Goodreads | Amazon)
I already have Hush, Hush but these two were only £4: for them both!  So I figured I'd get them both and then have Hush, Hush for a giveaway in the future!  :D

AnnexedAngelLong Lankin
AshBy Midnight: A Ravenwood Mystery
Annexed by Sharon Dogar (Goodreads | Amazon)
The Incredible Story Of The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank
I started this as soon as I got it, and it's amazing.  I first read Anne Frank's Diary when I was eleven or twelve, and picked it up again recently.  It's so interesting to see everything from Peter's POV!
Angel by Cliff McNish (Goodreads | Amazon)
This looks great!  I've read the beginning, and it does look like it's going to be brilliant!  :D
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough (Goodreads | Amazon)
Said My Lord To My Lady,
As He Rode Away:
"Beware Of Long Lankin
That Lives In The Hay."
This was on my WoW a while ago, and then Sammee (I Want To Read That) read it and said it was great!  So when I found it in my library, I picked it up.  It sounds amazing!
Ash by Malinda Lo (Goodreads | Amazon)
There Is No Line Between Magic And Reality...
I've seen great things about this one, and so when I saw it sitting on the shelf in my library, I was like: Have To Get It.  And, therefore, I did.  :DBy Midnight (Ravenwood, Book One) by Mia James (Goodreads | Amazon)
Sometimes Being The New Girl Can Be Deadly
I've had my eye on this one for a while, so of course I had to borrow it!  ;)

From NetGalley:
Cinder and EllaTris and IzzieBlood (Mercian Trilogy, #1)
MisfitThe Beginning of AfterA Beautiful Dark
The Summer I Lost ItThe Marked Son (Keepers of Life #1)
Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lemon (Goodreads | Galley)
Looks great!  Gotta love remodelled fairy tales!
Tris and Izzy by Mette Ivie Harrison (Goodreads | Galley)
This one: can't wait!!  It looks amazing!!
Blood (Mercian Triology, Book One) by K.J. Wignall (Goodreads | Galley)
Life.  Death.  Destiny.
I officially cannot wait to read this!  It looks absolutely amazing!  :D
Misfit by Jon Skovron (Goodreads | Amazon | Galley)
Are Some Girls Just Born To Cause Trouble
Looks good!The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle (Goodreads | Amazon | Galley)
I love the look of this one: can't wait!A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies (Goodreads | Amazon | Galley)
Yey, yey, yeey: this was on my Wishlist a while ago, and I managed to pick it up off off NetGalley: yes!The Summer I Lost It by Natalie Kath (Goodreads | Amazon | Galley)
This is good: I've almost finished it.  :)The Marked Son (Keepers of Life, Book One) by Shea Berkley (Goodreads | Amazon | Galley)
I am loving the look of this one!  It looks awesome!  :D
That's me for the week.  I got some great books that I'm really looking forward to reading!  :D
What did you get in your mailbox this week?

Saturday 30 July 2011

The Book I'm Reading Next...

I can't believe this: I only just opened the Giveaway celebrating my 200th follower and now I have 306!!   It's insanely cool. 
I'd like to thank all my followers, and especially the ones who voted in my poll to choose a book for me to read next (I'm useless at picking my own books: I end up reading 4!)!  So: thank you!
And the book chosen by you is...

Forgotten by Cat Patrick!

Followed by:
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Hereafter by Tara Hudson
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

Thank you, again, and don't forget to enter that giveaway - you could win yourself a copy of Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton!!  :D

Friday 29 July 2011

Too Small to Fail by Morris Gleitzman

Publisher: Puffin
Format: Paperback
Published: 4th August 2011
Number of Pages: 192
Book: For Review From Penguin*
Genre: Realistic-Fiction, Humourous, Adventure, Middle Grade, YA-Child Crossover, YA
Recommended Age: 9+
Contains Nothing Unsuitable, Other Than the Word: “Poo”
No Alcohol, Drug References

What do you do when your mum, your dad and sixteen camels are in trouble – and only you can save them?  The sometimes sad but mostly funny story of a boy, a girl, a dog and four trillion dollars.

From Press Release:
1 boy.  1 girl.  1 camel.
Millions of dollars.
A plan that can’t fail.  Or can it?
Oliver’s parents own a bank.  This makes them very rich, very important and very busy.  Oliver, on the other hand, is terrible at maths and aspires to nothing more than owning the puppy that he frequently visits at his local pet shop.
When a mysterious woman buys the puppy and threatens to harm it if Oliver can’t return her thousand of dollars (unfortunately, Oliver’s parents seem to have misplaced her life savings – something to do with some stuff on the news) Oliver hatches a plan that will take him further than he ever imagined…

Oliver’s parents are incredibly rich, and busy with their bank.  Oliver doesn’t care about money.  All he wants is the dog behind the glass at the pet shop.  So when a lady comes along and buys the dog, he doesn’t think it can get any worse.  Until she threatens him (the dog-him; not Oliver-him).  Apparently his parents took her money and she wants it back.  If Oliver doesn’t get her money for her in one week, the dog dies.  Then… it gets even worse.  It turns out that the woman has sixteen camels who may die from lack of water.  And it’s all his parents’ fault!  What will Oliver do, and how on earth can he save those innocent camels from dying?
This was my first Morris Gleitzman book, and I can honestly say I absolutely adored it!  We all know that when some adults write as ‘children’, it feels fake, forced.  With Gleitzman’s book, on the other hand, I could actually feel Oliver’s age, his innocence.  I looked through his eyes, and saw the world just as a ten-year-old would.  Somehow, Gleitzman managed to create a believable voice narrating a funny, sweet, yet somehow serious story.  It was addictive, humorous and I stayed up late especially to finish it.
Oliver was such an amazing lead.  He was practical, intelligent, slightly naive and bad at maths.  He had this way of seeing things, and coming to sensible conclusions, no matter how insane and unbelievable they truly were after the fact.  Oliver had a strong moral compass, which is something that – in my opinion – every good hero should have.  But no one took him seriously: he was always worrying too much, or just had an overactive imagination.  All he wanted to be respected by parents who were there for him more.  Oliver was so sweet, young and innocent; seeing the crisis through him was absolutely intriguing.
The other characters were perfect as well.  Nancy, who appeared to be bad in the beginning, but turned out to just be desperate.  Her daughter Rose, whose obvious loathing of Oscar was almost amusing at times; though that may just have been the ways she expressed herself.  How many girls march into someone else’s school, just to punch them in the stomach?  And I loved Barclay: the little dog who was the only solid thing Oliver longed for.  Oh, and Moo.  She was cute when she wasn’t stamping on peoples’ heads.
Gleitzman managed to explain the economic crisis in a way that everyone can understand, no matter how young they are.  With statements such as “big bikkies” and “in the poo”, he even managed to make the crisis fun, odd as that may be.  And, although it’s aimed at middle-grade readers, Too Small to Fail easily crosses over into adult fiction.  After all, it is about an adult problem, and they may even learn something valuable from the book: I know I did!
The story line was so strong, there were completely unexpected twists, and a very powerful moral undertone.  It was also absolutely hilariously funny: there’s something about Gleitzman’s writing style, I think.  However, family loyalties played a major theme: how far should you go to do the right thing – even if it means hurting the ones you love?  Plus, the plot was so ridiculous, it was almost believable.  And, yes, I am aware of how strange that sounds, but if you read the book, you may understand what I mean.  All I’m certain of is that I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for more of Gleitzman’s books from now on!

Star Rating:
4½ Out of 5

Read this book if you liked:
Anything by Morris Gleitzman
Anything by Roald Dahl

Older Readers:

Challenges It's Taking Part In:
Happy Reading
* This book was received from Penguin in exchange for an honest review

Follow Friday (#19)

Follow Friday is a fun way for bloggers to find new blogger friends!  It's hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View and Alison at Alison Can Read, and it's such an awesome idea!  
Our Feature This Week Is: 
Ok, guess what??  I'M THE FEATURE THIS WEEK!!!  I'm kinda excited, if my capitols didn't give that away.  It's just such a big thing that I take part in every week, and now I'm a feature.  Ok, I'll shut up now and get to the question.  :)
<-- My icon.  ^.^

Our Question:

"Let's Step Away From Books For A Second And Get Personal. What T-Shirt Slogan Best Describes You?"
Now, this one is a hard-un.  I may go with something ridiculous, like:
Fiction Is Better Than Fact.  Fact.
Cause I love living in my fantasy worlds.
When I was little, I swore this was my favourite slogan ever:
Forget Falling In Love.  I'd Much Rather Fall In Chocolate!
Then I went through a horse-loving stage (that I still haven't gotten over) and changed my mind to:
Been There.  Jumped That.  Got The Scars To Prove It.
My family also decided that, when I hit the teenage years that my official title was:
Grumpy In The Mornings.
They even brought me a pair of pyjamas with the slogan on, cheeky lot.
But, now, the only T-Shirt slogan I can think of to describe me is:
Live Your Dreams.
After all, no one else can live them for you.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday 25 July 2011

The Book Addicted Girl's 200 Follower Giveaway!

Blood MagicThe Book Addicted Girl has passed the 200 Followers mark!  *happy dance* 

And I, the Book Addict, have decided to hold a giveaway!  International! 

I am giving away a copy of Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton (Goodreads Link).

Please have a look at my Giveaway Policy before entering!  The competition ends 15th August, so enter quick!  Good luck!

Winner of the Mieradome Giveaway!

Thanks to Diana, from The Lovely Getaway, we had a giveaway of an eBook: Mieradome by Kate O'Hegarty. 

I am proud to announce that the winner is....

Congratulations, and thanks to Diana, again!

Sunday 24 July 2011

In My Mailbox (#23)

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi at The Story Siren.  It's a perfect way to see who's reading and review what.  Awesome!

I made the mistake of going onto amazon to see how much The Iron Daughter was.  BIG mistake.  I ended up buying a load of books.  I've already ordered a few to use in giveaways that are due to come later in the week.  Urgh, I should just get rid of my internet.   BUT, the next day WITHER turned up in the post from HarperCollins!!!!!  There was a lot of happy dancing and "Squueeeeeeees!" that morning.  Thank you HarperCollins!  And then I got another book from the author Adrianne Ambrose.  Thank you everyone! :D  :D
Ok, onto what I got, and off my terrible buying habits.
For Review:

Wither: Book One of the Chemical GardenFangs for Nothing

Wither (The Chemical Gardens Trilogy, Book One) by Lauren DeStefano (Goodreads | Amazon)
What If You Knew Exactly When You Would Die?
Yes, yay, yes!!  *happy dance*  I've wanted this for ages, and I'm so excited, and I love it so far.  Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU HarperCollins!
Fangs For Nothing by Adrianne Ambrose (Goodreads | Amazon)
This looks ace!  Gotta love vamps, right?  So thank you, thank you Adrianne! :D


Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)The Iron DaughterMy Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1)
Raised By WolvesTrial by Fire (Raised by Wolves, #2)Before I Fall

Parnormalcy (Book One) by Kiersten White (Goodreads | Amazon)
I started reading the first chapter, and I laughed my head off at "Tasey".  God, I know I'm going to love this book!
The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, Book Two) by Julie Kagawa  (Goodreads | Amazon)
Love & Betrayal.
A Faery World Gone Mad.
Yay, yay, yay!  I have the second - thankfully.  I loved the first in the series - The Iron King, see my review: here - and I was desperate to read the second.  Now: I have it! :D
My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, Book One) by Rachel Vincent (Goodreads | Amazon)
I've heard so many great things about this series, so I thought I ought to give it a go.  It does look amazingly good!
Raised by Wolves (Raised by Wolves, Book One) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Goodreads | Amazon)
Trial By Fire (Raised by Wolves, Book Two) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Goodreads | Amazon)
Yay!  I have these two now!  Whoo-hoo!  I love me a good wolf book!  :D
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (Goodreads | Amazon)
What If You Only Had One Day To Live...
Oh, I adored Delirium, so I am really, really, really looking forward to this!!! :D

Ok, that's me.  I got, well, a fair few there.  But, hey, they were all on one wishlist or another.  That counts for something... right?

What's in your mailbox this week?

Saturday 23 July 2011

Follow Friday (#18)

Follow Friday is a fun way for bloggers to find new blogger friends!  It's hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View, and it's such an awesome idea!  
Our Feature this week is...
The Bloggers @ We Fancy Books
We Fancy Books
And our question:
"Name 3 Authors That You Would Love To Sit Down And Spend An Hour Or A Meal With Just Talking About Either Their Books Or Get Advice On Writing From?"
Oooh, that's a hard one.  I think saying: every author I've ever read and whose book I adored is cheating, right?  Ok, seriously...
Party One:
  • J.K. Rowling: Now, how could I not meet J.K.?  She is the most amazing author, the one who truly got me addicted to magic.  She's made me laugh, cry, scream and sit on the edge of my seat.  Thought, if I met her for an hour, I might just sit there, staring.  Or ask her for more infomation on what happened after the big battle, about the Weasleys...  And ask her how she came up with such an incredible, amazing, fantastic book.
  • Richelle Mead: Rose Hathaway is my favourite heroine, and Dimitri Belikov is just, well, wow.  I love her Vampire Academy series to pieces.  So if I met her, I'd ask how she came up with such amazing characters.  And how much Rose would be in Bloodlines.  And tell her she's awesome.
  • Sophie McKenzie: I love her books!  She's one of my favourite action author, plus she's great at romance too!  I'd love to know what she's planning next, what's going to happen in Sister, Missing.  And how she has writing that is beautiful, but never slows down the pace.
Party Two:
  • Cassandra Clare: Again, I love her!  The Mortal Instruments is one of my favourite series.  I want to know everything about the books she's planning, and how she manages to make the most suspenseful moment suddenly hilarious with one of her characters' snarky comments.  I love her!
  • Suzanne Collins: Ok, I LOVE the Hunger Games trilogy.  I am in awe of Suzanne Collins' mind.  She's genius.  I'd want to know where she got her inspiration from.  And what she's planning next.
  • Julie Kagawa: I am currently in love with the Iron Fey series.  Once against: genuis.  I want to know where she got the idea from.  'Cause, let's face it, how many of us have come up with Faeries like hers?  They're unique.  I love her books.  :)
Yeah, ok, I know that's cheating.  But I could have gone onto THREE parties easily.  Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Terry Pratchett, Beth Revis, Alyxandra Harvey, Anthony Horowitz, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, Joss Stirling....  I'm stopping now.

Oops.  How is it I always manage to go way over the limit?  If you think about it, it's pretty impressive really.  :D

Well, if you've found me through FF, drop a link.  If not: what three authors would you most like to meet?

Oh, before I go, when I reach 200 followers, I'm going to hold a giveaway!  So pop by to have a chance of winning!  :D

Have a great weekend!

Thursday 21 July 2011

The Cardturner by Louis Sachar

Publisher: Bloomsbury
Format: Paperback
Published: 9th August 2011
Number of Pages: 352
Book: For Review From Bloomsbury*
Genre: Realistic-Fiction, Humour, Contempory, Magical-Realism, Family, Romance, YA, YA-Middle Grade Crossover, YA-Adult Crossover
Recommended Age: 12+
Contains: Violence, Death
No Alcohol, Drug References
Author's Blog: Louis Sachar

The summer is looking bleak for Alton Richards.  His girlfriend has dumped him to go out with his best friend, he has no money and no job.  And then his parents insist that he drives Uncle Lester to his bridge tournaments four times a week.
Uncle Lester is old, blind, very sick… and very rich.  Which is why his parents are desperate for Alton to worm his way into his good books.  But they’re in competition with other distant relatives.
Not expecting much from the outings, Alton soon finds himself getting to know a lot about his uncle, his family’s history, and pretty Toni Castaneda, another contender for Uncle Lester’s inheritance.

The CardturnerReview:
From when he was tiny, Alton’s had this drilled into him: Uncle Lester is his favourite uncle.  Lester Trapp is very rich.  Rich enough that he doesn’t have to be nice to anyone.  After years of “I love you” and “you’re my favourite uncle” Alton – who has only met Trapp (as he’s known by his bridge-buddies) once – is forced by his parents to take his uncle to bridge tournaments, to play the cards for Uncle Lester, as his diabetes has left him blind.  As if his summer wasn’t going to be bad enough already.  But, reluctantly, Alton agrees.  Alton thought he’d be bored out of his mind, not that he’d actually grow to like the game.  As he becomes obsessed and tries to memorise as many of the rules and plays as he can, he starts to guess what his uncle will play (never asking “Are you sure”, of course).  In the process, Alton learns more about his uncle and heritage than he ever thought possible.  He even finds love.
I never, not in a million years, thought I’d read a book about bridge, much less love it.  I didn’t really know what to expect from The Cardturner, as far as the main theme was concerned.  However, I’ve read Louis Sachar’s Holes and loved the humour, writing and characters.  The three were just as brilliant in The Cardturner – maybe even better.
Alton was one of those characters that you can fall in love with instantly.  I just adored the way he saw the world, and his unique, believable voice.  The fact that he’s “philosophy bent” helped too.  The way he described bridge and all the plays was in a way that a completely ignorant person like me can understand and enjoy.  You even had the chance to skip the bridge parts, as there was a secret code (I didn’t: I loved it all, but you did have a choice).  But what was truly special was the relationship between Alton and Trapp: it was the driving force behind the story, the part that kept everything together.  And, as for Trapp, he was just as brilliant and loveable, in a rather House-like way, although less arrogant and obnoxious.  His stubbornness and intelligence were clear, and he was most certainly a talented played.  Trapp could remember every single card; his own, his partner’s and all that had been played.  Pretty amazing, huh? 
And, in a very Sachar way, all the background characters were wonderfully thought-out, all having their own distinct personality.  Out of all of them, Alton’s little sister Leslie had to be my favourite.  She was smart, sweet and an ace bridge player (yeah: bad pun, I know). 
My favourite part of the story had to be the talks between Trapp and Alton.  I know I’ve already mentioned their bond, but their talks are just something else.  They challenged human consciousness, whether ideas were living entities that never truly die, and the reality of mental illnesses.  Are those with schizophrenia really ‘ill’ or are they just most open to the voices of the universe: can they just hear the ideas as others can’t?  Let me tell you, these talks really, really got me thinking.
Funny, sad, interesting, intriguing, unpredictable: I loved this book so, so, so much.  I stayed up late to finish it, unable to put it down as I just had to see how it ended.  Sachar has such a unique voice, one that I just love to bits.  I’m thinking about going out and getting as many of his books as I possibly can.  And taking up bridge.  I’ll be useless at it, but it sounds so much fun; way more challenging than chess… 
I shall end on this note, with a quote from Alton himself: “The impossible is more believable than the highly improbable”.  Which is so very true, don’t you think?

Star Rating:
4½ Out of 5

Read this book if you liked:
Holes by Louis Sachar
Skellig by David Almond
Too Small To Fail by Morris Gleitzman

Challenges It's Taking Part In:
Happy Reading
* This book was received from Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review

Wednesday 20 July 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#19)

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.

There are some awesome books coming out, both in the near and distant future.  Here are a few of my favourites at the moment!

Dark Angel (Dark Angel, #1)Dark Angel
By: Eden Maquire
Published: 4th August 2011
Published By: Hodder's Children's Books
Found: On

Synopsis From Goodreads:

Tania's heart belongs to Orlando. Nothing can rip them apart. Until the seduction begins in a flurry of glamour and magic, music and parties all orchestrated by the mysterious and mesmerising Zoran, an iconic rock star who has retired to a remote ranch in the nearby mountains. And there Tania meets the dark side. Can she resist temptation?
Oh, I soo want this!  Isn't this cover just beautiful?  And, yes, I do "Dare To Believe..."  :)

Vampire Academy: A Graphic NovelVampire Academy: A Graphic Novel
Series: Vampire Academy: A Graphic Novel, Book One
By: Leigh Dragoon, Richelle Mead and Emma Vieceli
Published: 23rd August 2011
Published By: Puffin
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
After two years on the run, best friends Rose and Lissa are caught and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy, a private high school for vampires and half-bloods. It's filled with intrigue, danger - and even romance. Enter their dark, fascinating world through a new series of 144-page full-color graphic novels. The entire first Vampire Academy novel has been adapted for book one by Leigh Dragoon and overseen by Richelle Mead, while the beautiful art of acclaimed British illustrator Emma Vieceli brings the story to life.
Can I have an: "EEEP!"...  And another: "EEEEEP!!"  I am so excited about this book!  Can you imagine: Vampire Academy in pictures?!!?  Does it get any better?

The Power of Six The Power of Six
Series: Lorien Legacies, Book One
By: Pittacus Lore
Published: 29th August 2011
Published By: Puffin
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us.
Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we'll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I've been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed.
I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.
And I'm ready to fight.
I loved I Am Number Four, and I simply cannot wait for this one to come out!  :D

Everneath (Everneath, #1)Everneath
Series: Everneath, Book One
By: Brodi Ashton
Published: (Schedueled) January 2012
Published By: Simon & Schuster
Found: On This Ace Goodreads Listopia:
2012 Debut Authors

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.
She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.
Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.
As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...
Tell me this doesn't sound absolutely amazing!  Nothin' like a good ol' love-triangle with a demon thrown in.  And isn't the cover beautiful?  Though... were's her head? 

Incarnate (Newsoul Trilogy #1)Incarnate
Series: Newsoul Trilogy, Book One
By: Jodi Meadows
Published: 31st January 2012
Published By: HarperCollins Children's
Found: On This Ace Goodreads Listopia: 2012 Debut Authors

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.
Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?
Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?
Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.
*bounces*  Yey, want this one too!  Isn't it the most amazing synopsis?  And isn't the cover the most beautiful ever?  *bounces some more*

Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)Born Wicked
Series: The Cahill Witch Chronicles, Book One
By: Jessica Spotswood
Published: 7th February 2012
Published By: Putnam Publishing Group
Found: On This Ace Goodreads Listopia: 2012 Debut Authors

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Cate Cahill and her sisters are considered eccentric bluestockings—a little odd, a little unfashionable, and far too educated for their own good. The truth is more complicated; they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it could mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave. Before their mother died, she entrusted Cate with keeping them safe and keeping everyone, including their father, in the dark about their powers. When her father employs a governess and Cate begins to receive notes from her missing, presumed-mad godmother, her task becomes much more difficult. As Cate searches for answers in banned books and rebellious new friends, she must juggle unwanted proposals, tea parties, and an illicit attraction to the new gardener. Cate will do anything to protect her sisters, but at what cost to herself?
I love me some witch-magic-series.  And this one sounds doubly good!  Can a girl have enough magic books?

Under the Never SkyUnder the Never Sky
By: Veronica Rossi
Published: 7th February 2012
Published By: ATOM
Found: On This Ace Goodreads Listopia: 2012 Debut Authors

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—nicknamed The Death Shop—are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms eventually will. In this dystopia, even the very air she breathes could kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild, dangerous—a savage. He’s also her only hope.
Perry needs Aria, too. She alone holds the key to his redemption. And their unlikely alliance will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.
Debut author Veronica Rossi is accumulating fans from all over the globe—the book has already sold to more than twenty countries. It’s not surprising that foreign rights for this title have been flying off the shelf. It’s a tantalizing romance in any language.
This just sounds... amazing!  I honestly cannot wait for it!  It just sounds so differnt and new and, well, amazing!  *jumps excitedly*

By: Leah Bobet
Published: March 2012
Published By: Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic)
Found: On This Ace Goodreads Listopia: 2012 Debut Authors

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Matthew's father had lion's feet and his mother had gills, and both fled the modern-day city to live in underground Safe, a secret community of freaks, ghost-whisperers, and disabled outcasts hidden beyond the subways and sewers. Raised underground, Matthew is responsible for the keeping of both Safe's histories and the traumatized shapeshifter Ariel, the girl he took in, fell in love with – and can't stop from constantly running away.
But Safe is no longer safe: the night after a frightening encounter in the sewers, Safe's founder Atticus is murdered by the one person Safe ever exiled: mad Corner, whose coup is backed by an army of mindless, whispering shadows.
Only Matthew, Ariel, and a handful of unstable, crippled compatriots escape to the city that cast them out; the dangerous place he knows only as Above. Despite Ariel's increasingly erratic behaviour and with the odds against them, Matthew must find a way to rescue Safe from Corner's occupying army. But as his quest leads him through abandoned asylums and the dregs of urban poverty, Matthew discovers that the histories he's devoted his life to aren't true: Corner's invasion -- and Ariel's terrors – are rooted in a history of Safe much darker and bloodier than Matthew ever imagined.
And even if he manages to save both home and Ariel, he may well lose himself.
I love, love, love the sound of this book!  The synopsis is intriguing and the book cover is just gorgeous.  Tell me it doesn't sound brilliant?  I dare you!  :)

Well, there's my waiting list.  It's rather long, but I hope everyone got a little peek at a book they'd like! 
Ooh, before I go, quick update:  as I - um, well - forgot to hold a giveaway for my momentous 100 followers mark, I'm holding one now, for when I reach 200 followers!  I'm planning on giving away Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton.  I'm sorry my memory sucks, and I hope this will make up for it!
Ok, I'm off.  Quick question:

What's on your waiting list this week?