Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday #7

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release that we're eagerly anticipating.

I’m featuring a few titles this week because I just. couldn’t. choose. :P

Texas Gothic
By: Rosemary Clement-Moore
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: July 12, 2011

From Goodreads:

Amy Goodnight knows that the world isn't as simple as it seems—she grew up surrounded by household spells and benevolent ghosts. But she also understands that "normal" doesn't mix with magic, and she's worked hard to build a wall between the two worlds. Not only to protect any hope of ever having a normal life. 

Ranch-sitting for her aunt in Texas should be exactly that. Good old ordinary, uneventful hard work. Only, Amy and her sister, Phin, aren't alone. There's someone in the house with them—and it's not the living, breathing, amazingly hot cowboy from the ranch next door. 

It's a ghost, and it's more powerful than the Goodnights and all their protective spells combined. It wants something from Amy, and none of her carefully built defenses can hold it back. 

This is the summer when the wall between Amy's worlds is going to come crashing down.

Thanks to Brodie for featuring this one last week, because it looks AWESOME. Magic, a ranch, a hot cowboy next door… What more could you want? AND it comes out July 12th, so it’s not even a torturously long wait! :D

Shatter Me (cover design not yet released)
By: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: November 15, 2011

From Goodreads:

Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old-girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. 

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now. 

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. 

This one looks awesome too. I love the idea of a touch being fatal. Reminds me a little of Holly Black’s Curseworkers series.

By: Phoebe Kitanidis
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: April 17, 2012

From Goodreads:

What if you forgot your identity and had to rely on other people to tell you who you were?

And what if to discover your true self, you first had to unravel a mystery so big and terrifying you were not sure you’d survive solving it?

When Marshall and Elyse wake up in each other’s arms with zero memory of how they got there or who they are, it’s the start of a long journey through their separate pasts and shared future. 

Terrified by their amnesia, the two make a pact to work together to find the answers that could jog their missing memories. As they piece together clues, they discover they’re in the idyllic mountain resort town of Summer Falls, where everyone seems mysteriously happy, but as Marshall and Elyse quickly learn, darkness lurks beneath the town’s perfect facade. Not only is the town haunted by sinister ghosts, but none of its living inhabitants retain bad memories of anything—not the death of Marshall’s mom, not the hidden shame in Elyse’s family, not even the day-to-day anguish of high school. 

Lonely in this world of happy zombies, Marsh and Elyse fall into an intense relationship...but the secrets they uncover could be the death of this growing love—and the death of everyone, and everything, they love in Summer Falls.

Why oh why is this not coming out until April 2012??? It has so much potential to be amazing, I just want it NOW. I’m learning that I’m a very impatient person.

What is everyone else waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. I've already noticed Texas Gothic...the magic appealed a little more to me, but hey? We all have different tastes.
    Those other two look great too! Added to my TR list.
    Enjoy life!
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

  2. Excellent picks all around! I'm especially anxious for Shatter Me because I've been waiting for that cover release for what seems like ages. Hopefully it's soon! :D

  3. Great choices!

    My WoW,

    Have a nice week :)

  4. Shatter Me! Oh my gosh, I've been waiting for the cover release for the longest time. I'm pretty excited for it :)

    Here's my WoW picks!

  5. I am looking forward to all three of these too. Great picks!

  6. SWEET!!! We are post twins!! We too are waiting on Texas Goth:)

    Check out whats got us on pins & needles HERE!!

  7. Great picks. I just received Texas Gothic in the mail, I can't wait to read it!

    Our WoW

  8. Intriguing choices, enjoy!

  9. I am already sold on Texas Gothic! Hot cowboys and ghosts! I want it! Thanks for sharing : )

    My WoW

    Suzanne @ Under the Covers

  10. Hi Andie! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier-- you have some really good picks here! I have Texas Gothic and Glimmer on my Goodreads TBR already, definitely can't wait for those!

    ~Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  11. I Like the sound of Texas Gothic - thanks for sharing it this week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    My WoW:

  12. Just so you know... I saw the hot cowboy first. So you're welcome to admire, but he's mine to keep :P

    SO insanely excited for each of these. AND OMG. I won an ARC of Shatter Me today!!! *squee* So flipping excited to get it!


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