Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (times two!)

WOW is hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine

Book: Chime
Author: Franny Billingsley
Release: March 17th, 2011 
Before Briony's stepmother died, she made sure Briony blamed herself for all the family's hardships. Now Briony has worn her guilt for so long it's become a second skin. She often escapes to the swamp, where she tells stories to the Old Ones, the spirits who haunt the marshes. But only witches can see the Old Ones, and in her village, witches are sentenced to death. Briony lives in fear her secret will be found out, even as she believes she deserves the worst kind of punishment.

Then Eldric comes along with his golden lion eyes and mane of tawny hair. He's as natural as the sun, and treats her as if she's extraordinary. And everything starts to change. As many secrets as Briony has been holding, there are secrets even she doesn't know.
Cover = Awesome. Summary = Awesome. Overall? It seems pretty awesome. 

Book: Bumped
Author: Megan McCafferty
Release: April 26th, 2011
When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society.<

Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend Zen, who is way too short for the job.

Harmony has spent her whole life in religious Goodside, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to bring Melody back to Goodside and convince her that “pregging” for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.

When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.

Again with the awesome summary -- 2011 is shaping up to be an awesome book year! 

What are you waiting on? 



  1. Chime sounds brilliant-- and I'd never even heard of it before! I'll definitely be checking this one out. Bumped doesn't sound like my kind of thing, but I see it all over the blogosphere, so maybe it will live up to the mega-hype. Anyway, great picks. :)

  2. I'm so excited for both of these, too, Lea! Bumped sounds creepy and awesome :)

  3. Chime looks like something I'd like. I hadn't heard of Bumped before.

  4. I am waiting on both of these books as well. Great picks! I am reading McCafferty's Jessica Darling series's hysterical! I love her writing style.

  5. Ok, I just read that first paragraph but Bumped sounds like it will be good! And Scandalous!

  6. I'm waiting on those too! Great picks. BUMPED looks like a lot of fun.

  7. I really like both of your choices. Definitely adding them to my TBR list =)

  8. Chime sounds really good. I shall add it to my TBR pile. A great pick and lovely blog *follows*

    My Waiting on Wednesday Post.

  9. Both of these have me hooked! What creepy, amazing plots!

  10. The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
    By Stephenie Meyer
    Publication date: April 12, 2011

    This must-have hardcover edition--the only official guide--is the definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga and provides readers with everything they need to further explore the unforgettable world Stephenie Meyer created in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. This comprehensive handbook—essential for every Twilight Saga fan—is full-color throughout with nearly 100 gorgeous illustrations and photographs and with exclusive new material, character profiles, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more.

  11. Love that "Bumped" cover. Hey Lea, new goodreads friend! I noticed you like swimming--are you a competitive swimmer too? I've been a swimmer most of my life. Jen xx

  12. I love Megan McCafferty so I'm excited about Bumped too.

  13. O both sound really good! Great picks!

  14. These both sound awesome! Can't wait :)

  15. Both look good and love the Chime cover!

  16. Bumped- YES! I am super excited for this one too! Love Megan MCafferty!

  17. They both look really good! Thanks for bringing them to my attention :)