Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday #18

“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 this week:

Pretty Crooked
By: Elisa Ludwig
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: March 13, 2012
From Goodreads:

Willa’s secret plan seems all too simple: take from the rich kids at Valley Prep and give to the poor ones.

Yet Willa’s turn as Robin Hood at her ultra-exclusive high school is anything but. Bilking her “friends” – known to everyone as the Glitterati – without them suspecting a thing is far from easy. Learning how to pick pockets and break into lockers is as difficult as she’d thought it’d be. Delivering care packages to the scholarship girls, who are ostracized just for being from the “wrong” side of town, is way more fun than she’d expected.

The complication Willa didn’t expect, though, is Aidan Murphy, Valley Prep’s most notorious (and gorgeous) ace-degenerate. His mere existence is distracting Willa from what matters most to her: evening the social playing field between the haves and have-nots. There’s no time for crushes and flirting with boys, especially conceited and obnoxious trust-funders like Aidan.

But when the cops start investigating the string of thefts at Valley Prep and the Glitterati begin to seek revenge, could Aidan wind up being the person that Willa trusts most?

This one looks so fun!  A modern-day Robin Hood, a conceited and obnoxious love interest (I have a thing for initially obnoxious boys in fiction, even though I’d never date one in real life), and just look at that cover! It’s so PRETTY. And it comes out on my birthday!

Why We Broke Up
By: Daniel Handler (art by Maira Kalman)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 2, 2012

From Goodreads:

“I’m telling you why we broke up, Ed. I’m writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.”

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

I’m so excited for this one, it sounds incredible. I can’t wait to find out the story behind each item in the box. And it’s illustrated! How cool will that be?

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. Oh yay, awesome birthday present! I really love the sound of Pretty Crooked and of course, can't wait to learn more about this Aidan guy! I love when some books include illustrations, it can really add to the atmosphere and I'm so intrigued to learn the meaning behind all the items! More 2012 titles.... must. fight. impatience.

  2. Another two awesome titles I'm looking forward to. Thanks for sharing =)

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  3. the first one looks like it could be interesting! thanks for sharing!

  4. Pretty Crooked looks cute and this is my first time seeing it. I will be sure to look for it. Why We Broke Up is already on my TBR.

  5. I'm a bit put off by the stealing aspect of Pretty Crooked. Why are so many boys in YA named "Aiden?!" Lol...I do love that name, though and apparently so do a lot of authors. I'm gonna use it in my story the premise behind "Why We Broke Up." Reminds me of Thirteen Reasons Why.

  6. Pretty Crooked sounds awesome! It's like Robin Hood but she's a girl? I just picked Why We Broke Up as my WoW too. It just sounds like a great story to read. With illustrations! Great picks :)

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  7. I really like the Pretty Crooked one. It sounds like a fun read. New follower. How was Costa Rica?
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  8. Both of these sound terrific for different reasons. Definitely adding them to my wish list. Great picks!

  9. Haven't heard of these, but the cover for Pretty Crooked looks cute!

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  10. I think Pretty Crooked looks great!

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  11. I've seen the first one around, good picks. Here's my WOW.

  12. Two great picks! Definitely excited about Pretty Crooked. I have not heard anything about the other one but it sounds good.

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  13. Both of these sound pretty good. I like the idea of a modern day Robin Hood for girls.

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  14. I have an ARC of Why We Broke Up and I'm really looking forward to it! It looks great!

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  15. I heard Pretty Crooked was funny and the other one looks awesome too. Both are already on to-be-read pile.

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  16. Pretty Crooked looks so cute. I can't wait to read it. I hadn't heard of the other one, but I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Pretty Crooked sounds good.

  18. great picks!

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  19. Both look interesting! I'm going to have to add "Why We Broke up" to my list!! I love hte premise of it; the box has me intrigued!! (How come I was never so creative with break ups? LOL!)

  20. Pretty Crooked sounds cool! And the Why We Broke Up one sounds a little like Thirteen Reasons Why.
    Great choices! :D

  21. I am sooo excited for Why We Broke Up! I've been getting really into contemp lately. Great picks!

  22. These both sound like so much fun! I especially like the looks of Pretty Crooked. I think I've only every read one other Robin Hood retelling, so I'm excited for this one!

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  23. Pretty crooked sounds good especially since it's a different take on robin hood.

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  24. Pretty Crooked looks amazingly cool. I'm always a fan of Robin Hood retellings.

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  25. OMG, Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) has a new book coming out? 0_0 need. it. now! totally cant wait for both of these books :D And Congratulations! You've won the Liebster Award on my blog :D


  26. Hahaha, Pretty Crooked sounds like it will be great! I'm excited for it as well. I haven't heard of Why We Broke Up before, but I'm adding it to my list. Great picks!

  27. Pretty Crooked looks really awesome! I love when authors incorporate iconic stories into their books and give them a nice, new twist. On a side note I would like to say: Congrats! You've won the Liebster Award on my blog!

    -Shanon @ Escaping With Fiction


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