"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 picks for this week:
By: Cath Crowley
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: February 14, 2012
Senior year is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight, she’s going to find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work appears all over the city. He’s out there somewhere – spraying color, spraying birds and blue sky on the night – and Lucy knows a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for. Really fall for. Instead, Lucy’s stuck at a party with Ed, the guy she’s managed to avoid since the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells her he knows where to find Shadow, they’re suddenly on an all-night search around the city. And what Lucy can’t see is the one thing that’s right before her eyes.
Doesn’t this look so good? I’m really into these books that take place all in one night or 24 hours or something. Although I really should stop featuring 2012 releases because that’s just too far away to start getting excited now.
By: Brenda Pandos
Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing
Release Date: July 31, 2011
Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana’s twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them.
Ashlyn is about to discover what she’d thought to be true her whole life, wasn’t, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn’s life forever.
I have yet to actually read a mermaid novel, but I really really want to, and this one looks great. And it comes out at the end of this month!
The Future of Us
By: Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
Release Date: November 21, 2011
It’s 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet.
Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM.
Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on – and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future.
Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.
Interesting, right? I really like both Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, so I’m really excited to see their collaboration on this. It’s got a lot of potential.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?