Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday (54)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Title: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick Author: Joe Schreiber Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children; Release Date: October 25, 2011
Perry Stormaire is a normal high school senior– he is busy applying to college and rehearsing with his band –until he agrees to go to the prom with the Lithuanian exchange student who is staying with his family. It turns out that Gobi Zaksauskas is not the mousy teenager that she seems but rather an attractive, confident trained assassin. Instead of going to the prom, Perry finds himself on a wild ride through the streets of New York City as Gobi commandeers the Jaguar his father lent him for the prom in order to take out her targets. Perry learns a lot about himself – and ends up with some amazing material for his college application essays.
I like the cover a lot; it catches my eye and it makes me want to read more. The title and the summary too, aren't that bad! AND it comes out on Christmas.
Title: Amplified
Author: Tara Kelly 
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Release Date: October 25, 2011
When privileged 17-year-old Jasmine gets kicked out of her house, she takes what is left of her savings and flees to Santa Cruz to pursue her dream of becoming a musician. Jasmine finds the ideal room in an oceanfront house, but she needs to convince the three guys living there that she's the perfect roommate and lead guitarist for their band, C-Side. Too bad she has major stage fright and the cute bassist doesn't think a spoiled girl from over the hill can hack it. . . . In this fresh new novel by critically acclaimed author Tara Kelly, Jasmine finds out what happens when her life gets Amplified.
I like the simplicity of the cover; there's just something about it! And it sounds pretty interesting. 


  1. Both of these sound awesome! I like the cover of Amplifies as well. The summary sounds exciting too. Thanks for posting these =).

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