Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday (50)

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

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

When Psyche 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.

Destined is a fresh and heartachingly romantic retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth from debut novelist, Jessie Harrell.
I like this cover a lot. I think there could have been more done to enhance this cover but it's really the synopsis that pulled me in.

Title: Mercy Lily  
Author: Lisa Albert  
Publisher: Flux
Release Date: October 8, 2011 
A poetic, moving story about a teen who must make an unimaginable choice

I take the bees outside, unscrew the lid of the bee jar, and listen to their angry buzzing.
“I hate you,” I whisper.

Lily’s mother has slowly been losing herself to multiple sclerosis. After traditional treatment fails, she uses bee sting therapy, administered by Lily, to alleviate her pain. Lily is trained as a veterinary assistant, so she can easily handle the treatments. What she can’t handle is what happens when the bee sting therapy fails and it becomes clear that her mom wants to die.

One beautiful spring day, Lily’s mother asks her for the most impossible thing of all—mercy. While navigating first love, friendship, and other normal worries faced by high school sophomores, Lily also has to choose: help her mom go, or cling to her fading life for all it’s worth.
The cover is rather interesting in this one. I like the girl's pose and how the lily is front and center. It's got meaning in this book! AND Kristi of The Story Siren says: “A beautifully written and heart-wrenching story about friendship, love, and finding the courage to let go. Lily’s strength and soul make her a character that you won’t soon forget.” Come one people, this is Kristi we're talking about. If she says it's good, it's gotta be good!
Title: Hunting Lila 
Author: Sarah Anderson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Release Date: August 4, 2011 
17-year-old Lila has two secrets she's prepared to take to the grave. The first is that she can move things just by looking at them. The second is that she's been in love with her brother's best friend, Alex, since forever. Or thereabouts.After a mugging on the streets of South London goes horribly wrong and exposes her unique ability, Lila decides to run to the only people she can trust - her brother and Alex. They live in Southern California where they work for a secret organisation called The Unit, and Lila discovers that the two of them are hunting down the men who murdered her mother five years before. And that they've found them. Trying to uncover the truth of why her mother was killed, and the real remit of The Unit, Lila becomes a pawn in a dangerous game. Struggling to keep her secrets in a world where nothing and no one is quite as they seem, Lila quickly realises that she is not alone - there are others out there just like her - people with special powers -and her mother's killer is one of them...
I really like the cover (and the shoes!) and it sounds really good too, doesn't it???
Title: Dark Souls 
Author: Paula Morris 
Publisher: Point
Release Date: August 1, 2011 
Welcome to York, England.

Mist lingers in the streets.

Narrow buildings cast long shadows.

This is the most haunted city in the world. . . .

Miranda Tennant arrives in York with a terrible, tragic secret. She is eager to lose herself amid the quaint cobblestones, hoping she won’t run into the countless ghosts who supposedly roam the city. . . .

Then she meets Nick, an intense, dark-eyed boy who knows all of York’s hidden places and histories. Miranda wonders if Nick is falling for her, but she is distracted by another boy — one even more handsome and mysterious than Nick. He lives in the house across from Miranda and seems desperate to send her some sort of message. Could this boy be one of York’s haunted souls?

Soon, Miranda realizes that something dangerous — and deadly — is being planned. And she may have to face the darkest part of herself in order to unravel the mystery — and find redemption.
The cover. The synopsis. England. Ghosts. A mysterious, hot boy. I'm in love. Though I think the girl could have a better hair style. 



  1. Did you ever read C.S. Lewis' take on the Cupid/Psych story called Until We Have Faces?

    Here is mine

  2. All of these look great. I have some new material for my TBR list. Happy Reading!

    Reading Lark's WOW

  3. I agree: the synopsis of Destined is the real winner between it and the cover. It sounds like an awesome story. Great picks!

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  4. I hadn't heard of Destined before, but my interest is definitely piqued! I'm looking forward to all of these, with the exception of Dark Souls (because I wasn't a fan of the first book in the series). Great picks! :)