Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (Times Two!)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

by Jennifer Bosworth 
Release: May 8th, 2012
Mia Price is a lightning addict. 

She’s been struck so many times she’s lost count. She can’t sleep, she’s covered in veiny red “lightning scars,” and repeated strikes have even stopped her heart on occasion. Still, Mia can’t resist a storm. 

That's why Los Angeles, where it never rains, is the perfect place for her to find peace . . . until a massive earthquake devastates the city. 

Now Mia finds herself struggling to hold her family together in a strange and terrifying new version of Los Angeles. The beaches have become massive tent cities populated by millions of homeless. Downtown is a wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the attendees drawn to the destruction by a magnetic force they cannot deny. 

The blind prophet of a doomsday cult called the Church of Light, who predicted the earthquake with frightening accuracy, says a storm is coming to usher in the end of more at Goodreads.
A lightning addict? This sounds like it could be a very interesting, how cool is that cover?

The Language of Impossible Dreams 
by Sarah Ockler
Release: August 7th, 2012
Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances... a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been. 

So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life...and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done. 

It’s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last....
Not sure how I feel about the cover (spilled drinks don't really appeal to me, although I like how they integrated the font!), but I always adore Ockler's writing. Besides, it's the story inside that counts :)

What are you waiting on this week?



  1. Both of these sound amazing! I love Sarah Ockler's writing, so I'm looking forward to The Language of Impossible Dreams, and Struck has such a unique concept!

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  2. Struck sounds incredible, and the cover is awesome. I can't wait for it either!

  3. Both of these sound really interesting, especially The Language of Impossible Dreams. Can't wait to read them!

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  4. Love Sarah Ockler! This one sounds like another good one.

  5. I am so exited for this book! Love the cover of Struck!!!

  6. Ohh! Both sound good, but I really like Sarah Ockler, so I must check this one out. Thanks for sharing it!

  7. Both covers are great! Struck sounds interesting and different. Great picks!

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  8. I'm looking forward to both of them. Especially Struck.

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  9. Struck sounds so good and so different! And I love Sarah Ockler. Great choices this week :) Check out my WoW:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  10. Both of these sound great and different. I really want The Language of Impossible Dreams - I like second chances stories, but Struck sounds interesting as well. Two more for the wishlist!

    This is my adult book week. So here is my WoW.

  11. I'm looking forward to reading both of those novels too! The cover of Struck is pretty awesome too! :)

  12. struck is on our WoW pick today too. sooo excited!!!

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  13. Struck sounds really good :) I love the cover too!!

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  14. Struck sounds amazing! I'm adding it to my TBR list right now :)

  15. Struck sounds amazing I can't wait to get my hands on a copy as well! Great picks!

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  16. I haven't heard of either of these - really like the sound of Struck!

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  17. I'm truly jazzed about Struck (yay dystopians!) but I didn't know about Ockler's new book. Woot--another one for the wishlist! Great picks.

  18. Both of these look great! I can't wait to read Struck though:)

  19. A new one for Sarah Ockler - awesome!


  20. The second one sounds phenomenal, and I just adore that cover! Fab choices, Lea! :)

  21. Ooh, I'm so excited about The Language of Impossible Dreams. Though, I have to admit the release date for it is killing me. August 7th, 2012?! Really? But I'm sure it'll be well worth the wait. Struck sounds fabulous as well. :)