Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday #15


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

Since last week I chose all spring 2012 releases, I thought that this week I’d feature some titles that are coming out sooner. Reduce the waiting just a bit, you know? :)

Shifting
By: Bethany Wiggins
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 27, 2011

From Goodreads:

After bouncing from foster home to foster home, Magdalene Mae is transferred to what should be her last foster home in the tiny town of Silver City, New Mexico. Now that she’s eighteen and has only a year left in high school, she’s determined to stay out of trouble and just be normal. Agreeing to go to the prom with Bridger O’Connell is a good first step.

Fitting in has never been her strong suit, but it’s not for the reasons most people would expect – it all has to do with the deep secret that she is a shape shifter. But even in her new home danger lurks, waiting in the shadows to pounce. They are the Skinwalkers of Navajo legend, who have traded their souls to become the animal whose skin they wear – and Maggie is their next target.

The cover is gorgeous, the setting is New Mexico, the plot deals with Navajo legend, and a guy named Bridger sounds hot. I really don’t know what more you could want.


Destined
By: Jessie Harrell
Publisher:  Mae Day Publishing
Release Date: November 17, 2011

From Goodreads:

When Pysche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear.

As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she’s come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined.

I love mythology retellings in general, and the Cupid and Pysche myth is one of my favorites, so I’m really looking forward to seeing what Jessie Harrell does with it. Plus, Destined has been called “heartachingly romantic,” which could be a very excellent thing. :D


What is everyone else waiting on this Wednesday?

8 comments:

  1. The cover for Shifting is so cool! And I just love all the mythology, so excited to learn more about the Skinwalkers. Really looking forward to Destined! I love retellings too and Cupid and Psyche would be fantastic to read.

    Damn you Andie, for making me book lusty again!

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  2. Ooh I've heard of these! I'm really curious about Destined since I <3 Greek mythology!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  3. Great picks!
    I absolutely adore the cover of Shifting.

    My WoW post

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