Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday (53)

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

Title: Still Waters 
Author: Emma Carlson Berne 
Publisher: Simone Pulse 
Release Date: December 20 2011
Hannah can't wait to sneak off for a romantic weekend with her boyfriend, Colin. He’s leaving for college soon, and Hannah wants their trip to the lake house to be one they’ll never forget.

But once Hannah and Colin get there, things start to seem a They can't find the town on any map. The house they are staying in looks as if someone's been living there, even though it's been deserted for years. And Colin doesn’t seem quite himself. As he grows more unstable, Hannah worries about Colin’s dark side, and her own safety.

Nothing is as perfect as it seems, and what lies beneath may haunt her forever.
 I love the cover for this one and it sounds really interesting.
Title: How to Save a Life
Author: Sara Zarr 
Publisher:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 
Release Date: October 18, 2011
Jill MacSweeney just wants everything to go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she's been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends--everyone who wants to support her. You can't lose one family member and simply replace him with a new one, and when her mom decides to adopt a baby, that's exactly what it feels like she's trying to do. And that's decidedly not normal. With her world crumbling around her, can Jill come to embrace a new member of the family?

Mandy Kalinowski knows what it's like to grow up unwanted--to be raised by a mother who never intended to have a child. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, she knows she wants a better life for her baby. But can giving up a child be as easy as it seems? And will she ever be able to find someone to care for her, too?

Critically acclaimed author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr delivers a heart-wrenching story, told from dual perspectives, about what it means to be a family and the many roads we can take to become one.
I love Sara Zarr's writing and her books are amazing. And this book sounds like such a great contemporary!



  1. That first one sounds creepy-as-all-get-out, and the second will have to work to win me over... but both have me curious! Nice WoW picks!

    If you'd like, you can check out mine here.

  2. Still Waters sounds creepy but oh-so good!! =D

  3. I was lucky enough to snag an ARC of How to Save a Life, but the first one sounds awesome, too! Great picks! :)

  4. awesome choice of books, and i love the snowy cover alot! here's my WOW post w/2012 books! hope you'll stop by and let me know what you are looking forward to reading!

  5. I want both books! Love the covers :)

  6. Still Waters looks SO SO good! I can't wait!