Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (95) (times two!)

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May 28th, 2013 (Katherine Tegen Books)
Things you earnestly believe will happen while your parents are away:
1. You will remember to water the azaleas.
2. You will take detailed, accurate messages.
3. You will call your older brother, Denny, if even the slightest thing goes wrong.
4. You and your best friend/bandmate Lukas will win Battle of the Bands.
5. Amid the thrill of victory, Lukas will finally realize you are the girl of his dreams.

Things that actually happen:
1. A stranger calls who says he knew your sister.
2. He says he has her stuff.
3. What stuff? Her stuff.
4. You tell him your parents won’t be able to—
5. Sukey died five years ago; can’t he—
6. You pick up a pen.
7. You scribble down the address.
8. You get on your bike and go.
9. Things . . . get a little crazy after that.*
*also, you fall in love, but not with Lukas.

Both exhilarating and wrenching, Hilary T. Smith’s debut novel captures the messy glory of being alive, as seventeen-year-old Kiri Byrd discovers love, loss, chaos, and murder woven into a summer of music, madness, piercing heartbreak, and intoxicating joy.

I LOVE the sound of this book. I really like the bright cover too, it's very eye-catching and interesting to look at.

October 8th, 2013 (Delacorte)
Felicity St. John has it all—loyal best friends, a hot guy, and artistic talent. And she’s right on track to win the Miss Scarlet pageant. Her perfect life is possible because of just one thing: her long, wavy, coppery red hair.

Having red hair is all that matters in Scarletville. Redheads hold all the power—and everybody knows it. That’s why Felicity is scared down to her roots when she receives an anonymous note:

I know your secret.

Because Felicity is a big fake. Her hair color comes straight out of a bottle. And if anyone discovered the truth, she’d be a social outcast faster than she could say "strawberry blond." Her mother would disown her, her friends would shun her, and her boyfriend would dump her. And forget about winning that pageant crown and the prize money that comes with it—money that would allow her to fulfill her dream of going to art school.

Felicity isn’t about to let someone blackmail her life away. But just how far is she willing to go to protect her red cred?

This one seems like a fun mystery. Interesting concept, too! 

What are you waiting on? 



  1. Wild Awake sounds really interesting. I like the list. I always forgot to water my mom's plants when she was away. I am glad there is a murder mystery involved too. Great pick!

  2. I'm so going to grab Wild Awake as soon as it comes out--sounds like exactly my kind of book!

  3. Wild Awake sounds really interesting. I had not heard of it before. Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Ouuu I'm LOVING the sound of Wide Awake-haven't read a good mystery in a LONG time. Thank you for introducing me to it!
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  5. Love the way the summary was written for Wild Awake! Definitely on my TBR list now. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  6. Wow- these both sound promising and are both new to me. I'll have to add them to my TBR list. Great picks!

  7. Red is an interesting concept and Wild Awake is intriguing. Both are really good picks! Here is my WoW.

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  8. Wild Awake sounds amazing, and I absolutely cannot wait to pick it up. DANG. For real. Great choices this week!

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  9. A fake redhead in a world where redheads hold the power? I'm intrigued!

  10. Great choices. Thanks for sharing. Both sound awesome.

  11. Wild Awake sounds pretty good but I'm not so sure about Red. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Hadn't heard of these two before, they sounds very interesting !! I look forward to read some reviews on them both !! Great picks ;)

  13. Cool-I haven't heard about either of these books before but both are grabbing my attention. I will have to keep an eye out for their release!

  14. I am so adding these books to my to-read list. Both of them sound amazing and very, very interesting. Great picks! Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy them when you get the chance to read them!
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  15. Wow, both of these sound awesome Lea! And both are new to me which is a complete win. I love finding new books to add to my already monster-length list:)

  16. Interesting choices! I hadn't heard of either but they both sound interesting. Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  17. Ooh yes, adding both to my tbr now, thanks Lea! These both sound so FUN. And that synopsis for Wild Awake? Completely sold me on it. Too cute!

  18. Red sounds like a book I really would love. Both are added to the list. :) Great two picks! ;)

  19. thanks for sharing, I hadn't heard of this one before. Adding it to TBR pile :)