Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday #21

“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:

The Alchemy of Forever (Incarnation #1)
By: Avery Williams
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 3, 2012


Seraphina’s first love made her immortal… her second might get her killed.

After spending six hundred years on earth, Seraphina Ames has seen it all. Eternal life provides her with the world’s riches, but at a very high price: innocent lives. Centuries ago, her boyfriend, Cyrus, discovered a method of alchemy that allows them to swap bodies with other humans, jumping from one vessel to the next, taking the human’s life in the process. No longer able to bear the guilt of what she’s done, Sera escapes from Cyrus and vows to never kill again.

Then sixteen-year-old Kailey Morgan gets into a horrific car accident right in front of her, and Sera accidentally takes over her body. For the first time, Sera finds herself enjoying the life of the person she’s inhabiting – and falls for the human boy who lives next door. But Cyrus will stop at nothing until she’s his again, and every moment she stays, she’s putting herself and the people she’s grown to care for in great danger. Will Sera have to give up the one thing that’s eluded her for centuries: true love?

Why I’m Waiting: This one sounds SO GOOD. Immortal body-swapping humans? I love that they’re actually humans and not some supernatural creatures or aliens or something. And I’m really intrigued to see how Sera deals with the guilt of what she’s done. Looks awesome!

Getting Over Garrett Delaney
By: Abby McDonald
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release Date: January 24, 2012


Seventeen-year-old Sadie is in love: epic, heartfelt, and utterly one-sided. The object of her obsession – ahem, affection – is her best friend, Garrett Delaney, who has been oblivious to Sadie’s feelings ever since he sauntered into her life and wowed her with his passion for Proust (not to mention his deep blue eyes).

For two long, painful years, Sadie has been Garrett’s constant companion, sharing his taste in everything from tragic Russian literature to art films to ‘80s indie rock – all to no avail. But when Garrett leaves for a summer literary retreat, Sadie is sure that the absence will make his heart grow fonder – until he calls to say he’s fallen in love. With some other girl! A heartbroken Sadie realizes that she’s finally had enough. It’s time for a total Garrett detox!

Aided by a barista job, an eclectic crew of new friends (including the hunky chef, Josh), and a customized self-help guide, Sadie embarks on a summer of personal reinvention full of laughter, mortifying meltdowns, and a double shot of love.

Why I’m Waiting: Who doesn’t love a good unrequited-crush-on-the-best-friend story? This looks so angsty and heartwarming and lovely. And I love the cover; it's the perfect expression of teenage frustration and longing. I can’t wait.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. SUPER EXCITED for The Alchemy of Forever!! Seriously, it better sell AU rights or I'll be grump and have to order online (not that it matters if I do, but that's not the point). Can't wait for these both! I love those kind of contemp reads, so GOGD should be brilliant <3

  2. I haven't heard of The Alchemy of Forever until now. Getting over Garrett Delaney has been on my radar too.
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  3. the first sounds awesome,and I haven't heard of the other until now.

  4. Heard of both of these~ I can't wait for them :D

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  5. *adding these both to my list* These are both new to me and they sound like books I'd really love. I'll definitely have to look forward to them!

  6. I'm really, really excited for The Alchemy of Forever too! :) Sounds really good!

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  7. I haven't seen this one before. Thanks for sharing. :D It does look totally awesome, though. I'll definitely want to check it out. Have a great day! And you're right -- the cover captures what is described in the blurb perfectly.

  8. I just had both books featured in my last WoW for 2 weeks! The Alchemy of Forever sounds so fascinating, and Getting Over Garrett Delaney sounds like a nice contemp. Great pick!

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  9. Can totally relate to getting a boyfriend detox so am loving Getting Over Garrett Delany. Also quite taken with The Alchemy of Forever. Great picks!

  10. I haven't heard of either of these. I'll have to check them out! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. The first sounds like a great book, Getting over is on my list. Great picks. Here's my WoW

  12. Both sound very cool & I hadn't heard of either. Here's my WoW for the day: FRACTURE by Megan Miranda

  13. Ooh the first one sounds kinda interesting! Might have to look into that one further!!

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  14. WOW!! Super great choices!! They both look so so good!

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  15. I'm really excited for the Alchemy of forever. I love the cover - worth a buy just for that ;)

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  16. These both sound really good! Thanks for the suggestions!

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  17. Oooh, I need, need, need the second book. It sounds soooo amazing.

    Thanks for sharing,
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  18. I hadn't heard of either of these books until today! And they both sound amazing, so I better go check them out. Thanks for sharing these lesser known books :)

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  19. Oh, both of this sound great. I love Candlewick Press, they always have really great stories! I had seen The Alchemy of Forever around but hadn't taken the time to stop and read the summary. Now that I have, it sounds great! I'll be adding it to my TBR list! Great picks this week!
    Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books

  20. hey this is your # 100 follower- just wanted to tell you awesome post!!!! hi:)


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