Thursday, February 24, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (on Thursday*): Wither

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly feature started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's where we can gossip about yet-to-be-released books that we're looking forward to.

What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.
But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.

That cover is so striking and so enticing, I just want to stare at it for hours.This book sounds so incredibly amazing. It has been receiving 5 star reviews all around the book blogging world and I can't wait to read it.

Wither releases on March 22, 2011.

*I wasn't able to get to a computer yesterday. Sorry for the delay.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Tera Lynn Childs

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly feature started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's where we can gossip about yet-to-be-released books that we're looking forward to.

New series, in which triplet descendants of Medusa learn they are destined to guard the door between the world of monsters and the world of men – pitched as a mythological Charmed.

Even though this synopsis is vague and reveals almost nothing about Sweet Venom in particular, I am salivating over the prospect of reading this book. Tera Lynn Childs is one of my favorite authors, with her fresh storylines and her witty dialogue, and I can't wait to read this novel.

Sweet Venom releases on October 4, 2011.

On Lily Sanderson’s eighteenth birthday she’ll become just a girl—still a mer girl, true, but signing the renunciation paperwork will ink Princess Waterlily of Thalassinia out of existence. That leaves plain old Lily living on land, dating the boy she loves, and trying to master this being human thing once and for all.

Now that Lily and Quince are together, mer-bond or not, she’s almost content to give up her place in the royal succession of Thalassinia. But just when she thinks she has everything figured out, Lily’s father sends a certain whirlpool-stirring cousin to stay with her on land. What did Doe do to get herself exiled from Thalassinia and stuck in terraped form, when everyone knows how much she hates humans? And why why why is she batting her eyelashes at Lily’s former crush, Brody?

The seafoam on the surf comes when a merboy from Lily’s past shows up. Tellin asks Lily for something that clouds her view of the horizon. There’s a future with Quince on land, her loyalty to the kingdom in the sea, and Lily tossing on the waves in the middle. Will she find a way to reconcile her love, her duty, and her dreams?

Fins Are Forever is the second in Tera Lynn Childs' mermaid series and it sounds fantastic! The first book, Forgive My Fins, was an enormously entertaining read and anything else about Lily and Quinn was bound to get my attention. If you're a fan of contemporary fantasy, pick up this series!

Fins Are Forever releases on July 1, 2011.

P.S. Aren't those covers enchanting?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Perfect

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly feature started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's where we can gossip about yet-to-be-released books that we're looking forward to.

Everyone has something, someone, somewhere else that they'd rather be. For four high-school seniors, their goals of perfection are just as different as the paths they take to get there.
Cara's parents' unrealistic expectations have already sent her twin brother Conner spiraling toward suicide. For her, perfect means rejecting their ideals to take a chance on a new kind of love. Kendra covets the perfect face and body - no matter what surgeries and drugs she needs to get there. To score his perfect home run - on the field and off - Sean will sacrifice more than he can ever win back. And Andre realizes to follow his heart and achieve his perfect performance, he'll be living a life his ancestors would never understand.
Everyone wants to be perfect, but when perfection loses its meaning, how far will you go? What would you give up to be perfect?
A riveting and startling companion to the bestselling Impulse, Ellen Hopkins's Perfect exposes the harsh truths about what it takes to grow up and grow into our own skins, our own selves.

I am a huge fan of Ellen Hopkins. I have devoured every single one of her books, usually in only one sitting. Impulse was one of my favorites and I cannot wait for Perfect to be released. It sounds wonderful and Ellen's writing is brilliant. Dark and edgy, but still very realistic. And isn't that cover gorgeous? I definitely recommend adding Perfect to your reading list.

Perfect releases on September 13, 2011.