Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday (38)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: The Liar Society 
Author: Lisa and Laura Roecker
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: March 1, 2011

Kate Lowry didn't think dead best friends could send e-mails. But when she gets an e-mail from Grace, she’s not so sure.

Sent: Sun 9/14 11:59 PM
Subject: (no subject)

I'm here…
sort of.
Find Cameron.
He knows.
I shouldn't be writing.
Don't tell.
They'll hurt you.

Now Kate has no choice but to prove once and for all that Grace’s death was more than just a tragic accident. But secrets haunt the halls of her elite private school. Secrets people will do anything to protect. Even if it means getting rid of the girl trying to solve a murder...
This book sounds awesome! For a while now, I've been reading Lisa and Laura's blog and that was when I first heard about this new book. It sound so good and I love that cover. I mean come on, how many girls can rock pink hair, pearls, and solve a mystery (as said by Lisa and Laura on their blog)? 

Title: Anna Dressed in Blood 
Author: Kendare Blake
Publisher: Tor
Release Date: September 2011
Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. . .

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.
I have wanted this book ever since I saw the awesome cover. After seeing to cover, I looked it up on Goodreads and fell in love with the awesome summary. I want September to hurry up and come!

Title: Cloaked 
Author: Alex Flinn
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: February 8, 2011

Think you know paranormal romance? Alex Flinn gives the genre a twist in this modern fairy-tale mash-up!

Johnny’s not your average hero. But a little magic changes everything. There isn’t a fairy godmother or any of that. It all starts with a curse. And a frognapping. And one hot-looking princess. And before Johnny knows it, he is on a mission in the Everglades, with only a flock of swans and a talking fox named Joe to help guide him against the forces of an evil witch.
I love Alex Flinn's writing and I can't wait to read this. I'm not sure what fairy tale this is based on, but I want to read it. And I like the cover too!
Title: Rival 
Author:  Sara Bennett Wealer 
Publisher: Harper Teen 
Release Date: February 15, 2011
What if your worst enemy turned out to be the best friend you ever had?

Meet Brooke: Popular, powerful and hating every minute of it, she’s the “It” girl at Douglas High in Lake Champion, Minnesota. Her real ambition? Using her operatic mezzo as a ticket back to NYC, where her family lived before her dad ran off with an up and coming male movie star.

Now meet Kathryn: An overachieving soprano with an underachieving savings account, she’s been a leper ever since Brooke punched her at a party junior year. For Kath, music is the key to a much-needed college scholarship.

The stage is set for a high-stakes duet between the two seniors as they prepare for the prestigious Blackmore competition. Brooke and Kathryn work toward the Blackmore with eyes not just on first prize but on one another, each still stinging from a past that started with friendship and ended in betrayal. With competition day nearing, Brooke dreams of escaping the in-crowd for life as a professional singer, but her scheming BFF Chloe has other plans. And when Kathryn gets an unlikely invitation to Homecoming, she suspects Brooke of trying to sabotage her with one last public humiliation.

As pressures mount, Brooke starts to sense that the person she hates most might just be the best friend she ever had. But Kathryn has a decision to make. Can she forgive? Or are some rivalries for life?
This sounds like a really interesting book and I want to see what happens. Plus, I want to see what the flower symbolizes. 

Title: Desires of the Dead (The Body Finer #2) 
Author: Kimberly Derting 
Publisher: Harper Collins 
Release Date: February 15, 2011
The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found.

When Violet Ambrose's morbid ability to sense the echoes of those who've been murdered leads her to the body of a young boy, she draws the attention of the FBI. She is reluctantly pulled into an investigation that will endanger more than just her secret...but her relationship and possibly her life as well.
 I loved The Body Finder and I can not wait till this one comes out. It sounds just as good and just as suspenseful as the first one. Plus, it's kind of creepy, no? Being able to find dead bodies?


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