Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Way We Fall

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

My pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
Expected publication: January 24th 2012

From Goodreads:
It starts with an itch you just can't shake. Then comes a fever and a tickle in your throat. A few days later, you'll be blabbing your secrets and chatting with strangers like they’re old friends. Three more, and the paranoid hallucinations kick in. And then you're dead.

When a deadly virus begins to sweep through sixteen-year-old Kaelyn’s community, the government quarantines her island—no one can leave, and no one can come back.
Those still healthy must fight for dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival. As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest.
Because how will she go on if there isn't?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Fever

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

My pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Fever (The Chemical Garden #2) by Lauren DeStefano
Expected publication: February 21th 2012

From Goodreads:
Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.
Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.

The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the any means necessary.

In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price - now that she has more to lose than ever.

Books read - July 2011 + Pick of the Month

Quicksilver (Looking Glass Trilogy, #2; Arcane Society, #11) by Amanda Quick
Epitaph Road by David Patneaude
Bumped (Bumped #1) by Megan McCafferty
Flying Blind: The Dragon Diaries by Deborah Cooke
The Soldier (Duke's Obsession, #2) by Grace Burrowes
Eona: The Last Dragoneye (Eon, #2) by Alison Goodman
22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson
The Secret Life of Damien Spinelli by Carolyn Hennesy
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5) by George R.R. Martin

My pick of the month is a continuation of June's Top Pick.

I feel lucky finding the series this late (I can't go through another Jean Auel debacle) and there are still two more books to go - hopefully they will be released within a few years and yes I know George RR Martin is not my bitch - thank you Neil Gaiman!

1. A Game of Thrones - August 1996
2. A Clash of Kings - November 1998
3. A Storm of Swords - August 2000
4. A Feast for Crows - October 2005
5. A Dance with Dragons - July 2011
6. The Winds of Winter (Forthcoming)
7. A Dream of Spring (Forthcoming)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Overbite

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

~*Grab your current read
~*Open to a random page
~*Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Overbite (Insatiable #2) by Meg Cabot

Meena had long suspected Alaric of having a soft spot for Mary Lou Antonescu.
But she'd never known the real reason why until she saw the way Mary Lou kissed. The woman was like a Dyson vacuum cleaner.

~* page 149