Wednesday, July 6, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday #8


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

My WoW picks for this week:

Don’t Expect Magic
By: Kathy McCullough
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: November 8, 2011

From Goodreads:

Delaney Collins doesn’t believe in fairy tales. And why should she? Her mom is dead, her best friend is across the country, and she’s stuck in California with “Dr. Hank,” her famous life-coach father – a man she barely knows. Happily ever after? Yeah, right.

Then Dr. Hank tells her an outrageous secret: he’s a fairy godmother – an f.g. – and he can prove it. And by the way? The f.g. gene is hereditary. Meaning there’s a good chance that New Jersey tough girl Delaney is someone’s fairy godmother.

But what happens when a fairy godmother needs a wish of her own?

This one looks so interesting! Other than Ella Enchanted I haven’t really read many books that involve fairy godmothers – the type of fairies I’ve been reading about lately have been the much darker ones found in urban fantasy novels. I’m really looking forward to checking this one out.

Also can you imagine finding out that your dad is a fairy godmother? Haha, that’d just be so weird.


My Beating Teenage Heart
By: CK Kelly Martin
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: September 27, 2011

From Goodreads:

Ashlyn Baptiste is falling. One moment she was nothing – no memories, no self – and then suddenly, she’s plummeting through a sea of stars. Is she in a coma? She doesn’t remember dying, and she has no memories of the life she left behind. All she knows is that she’s trapped in a consciousness without a body and she’s spending every moment watching a stranger.

Breckon Cody’s on the edge. He’s being ripped apart by grief so intense it literally hurts to breathe. On the surface, Breckon is trying to hold it together for his family and his girlfriend, but underneath he’s barely hanging on.

Even though she didn’t know him in life, Ashlyn sees Breckon’s pain, and she’s determined to find a way to help him. As her own distressing memories emerge from the darkness, she struggles to communicate with the boy who can’t see her, but whose life is suddenly intertwined with hers. In alternating voices of the main characters, My Beating Teenage Heart paints a devastatingly vivid picture of both the heartbreak and the promise of teenage life – a life Ashlyn would do anything to recover and Breckon seems desperate to destroy – and will appeal to fans of Sarah Dessen, John Green, and David Levithan.

I absolutely cannot wait to read this. I really like that we pretty much have no idea what the heck is going on in terms of plot, but it has so much potential! The only thing I’m worried about is that it will be unnecessarily dramatic and over-the-top. But I know that the author doesn’t write the blurb, so my fears could be totally unfounded and I’m definitely willing to give it a shot. I’m also not really a fan of the title or the cover, but again, those aren’t necessarily a reflection of the actual content. :)

What is everyone else waiting on this Wednesday? Help me add to my wishlist! :P

15 comments:

  1. Great picks! These two sound really interesting :)

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  2. These both sound really interesting in different ways - the first being maybe fun, the second pretty mysterious. I'll definitely keep an eye out for both!

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  3. Ooooh, I like her tights :D And I kind of want to read the books, too. But, wtf, September 27th and November 8th? Wuaaa >_< ;_;

    New Follower btw! =)

    Patricia

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  4. Definitely looking forward to reading both books. I've had them on my wishlist for a while now, and I can say you pick awesome books! :)

    Check out my Waiting on Wednesday picks!

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  5. LOL I have to read the dad as a fairy godmother book. It's just too awesome of a concept not to. Great picks.

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  6. I really want Don't Expect Magic, it just sounds awesome. Great pick!

    My WoW!

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  7. Oh I love the idea behind Don't expect magic. I am adding this one to my wish list! Great pick!

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  8. Don't expect magic sounds like an interesting book!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!!

    Old Follower :)

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  9. Don't Expect Magic looks really cute! Thanks for the suggestion!

    Please check out my post!

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  10. Two good choices, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  11. Don't Expect Magic reminds me of Janette Rallison's My Fair Godmother. It looks cute though, great picks.

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  12. Great picks!

    http://strawberrybookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-2-saving-june.html

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  13. Ooh both of these sound fantastic! I've been eagerly awaiting My Beating Teenage Heart, but I hadn't really read much on Don't Expect Magic. LOL so intrigued. Though shouldn't he technically be, say... a fairy godfather?? :P

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  14. Both of these are fantastic picks and on my wish list!

    Mm, what Brodie said. "Dr. Hank is a... fairy godmother." O_O What?

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